The two Tomb Raider movies starring Angelina Jolie as series protagonist Lara Croft were stronger than most video game adaptations, but they still didn't quite manage to nail it. Another attempt will be made in an upcoming reboot from GK Films, which company founder Graham King calls a "character piece."
The comment comes from King's recent interview with ComingSoon. He said that the series "does have a lot of really great characters, but it's [got] a lot of action and a lot of fun, and for me, it's something very different. I've not really done a movie like that before, but I really gravitated to rebooting this franchise and we're going to give it a shot."
The plan, as King lays it out, is to create an "origin story for Lara Croft that solidifies her place alongside Ellen Ripley and Sarah Connor in the pantheon of great female action heroes." The plan right now is for a 2013 release, with Iron Man writers Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby right now working on a script.
King founded GK Films in 2007, though it wasn't until 2010 until the first major releases started arriving, movies like The Town and The Tourist. GK most recently released the Johnny Depp-starring Hunter S. Thompson adaptation The Rum Diary. Still coming up for the company are World War Z, an adaptation of Max Brooks' zombie apocalypse novel, and Dark Shadows, an adaptation of the classic TV series from director Tim Burton, among Tomb Raider and others.