Roar Uthaug (The Wave) the Director of the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot recently gave some insight into his approach to the iconic character and how she will be portrayed to IGN. The highlights are that this series will play much closer to the two most recent releases and not the many previous versions that inspired the Angelina Jolie movies. Which means we get an origin story and instead of an established superhero with badass proficiency, Lara will be thrust into an adventure unprepared.
"I think making Lara Croft feel like a real human being, that's definitely something we want to bring to the big screen as well," he said. "I think we'll want to make people relate to Lara as a character. I'm hoping to bring some of my Norwegian sensibilities to the franchise."
I thought the reboot that dropped in 2013 was excellent, and while she was capable you also knew she was acting out of desperation and on adrenaline instead of the cool demeanor of a James Bond level combat expert.
"Raiders of the Lost Ark was one of my favorite films growing up, so it's definitely a dream to work in that kind of genre," he remarked. "I think we'll want to make it feel like a modern action movie and to make what's going on feel like it's going on for real."
No release date or casting has been announced but IMDB has it tentatively set for 2017 if that counts for anything. I have a feeling we won't get a big name actress cast as Lara, but if this gets a decent budget I bet we get an A-Lister as the villain so it still has some star power. Until we get some news be sure to play the games if you haven't yet and dream up your own casting.