Lara Croft starred in the original movies, but the plan with this one is to apparently focus on the adventurer when she set off on her first adventure as a young woman (a pretty much identical premise to the recent – and very well received – Tomb Raider video games).
According to The Tracking Board, Warner Bros. has now set their sights on three female filmmakers to potentially take the helm of the reboot. Those are Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker), Catherine Hardwicke (Twlight), and Mimi Leder (Deep Impact), an interesting trio with very different backgrounds. Tricia Brock (The Walking Dead) was rumoured to be attached to Tomb Raider, but she’s now apparently decided to pass on the project.
There’s nothing to say any one of these directors will end up tackling Tomb Raider, but it’s easy to imagine the franchise being in good hands with any one of them. Of course, what would be really interesting is if Angelina Jolie were to direct, but that seems unlikely!