Buffy's Marti Noxon To Pen MGM's Tomb Raider Reboot
Marti Noxon knows a thing or two about writing for a strong and tough female character. While her more recent work had her working as a consulting producer on Glee and Mad Men, Noxon made a name for herself working at Joss Whedon's side as an executive producer for Buffy the Vampire Slayer. With that in mind, she may be a great choice to pen the script for MGM's planned Tomb Raider reboot.
Variety says Noxon has been brought in to write the script for the project, which will likely follow archaeologist Lara Croft as she sets off on an international adventures. Variety says Graham King (GK Films) and MGM have been trying to get this project off the ground for a while now. And given the recent video game reboot, the timing may be right to revisit the film franchise.
The Tomb Raider video game debuted in 1996 and was made into a film starring Angelina Jolie in 2001. The film grossed over $130 million domestically and was followed up by Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, which only grossed $65.66 million domestically, and that's where the franchise left off on the feature side. Most of Noxon's writing experience is for small screen projects, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the spinoff series Angel. In the decade that followed those series, she's worked on a host of other successful shows, including Grey's Anatomy, Mad Men and Glee. On the feature side, she co-wrote the screenplay for I Am Number Four and 2011's Fright Night. She also showed off her musical talent onscreen in Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, but that experience may not be particularly relevant to whatever she has planned for the Tomb Raider screenplay… unless it's a musical. (Kidding.)
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