“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” writer and producer Marti Noxon has signed on to rewrite MGM and GK Films’ upcoming Tomb Raider reboot, Variety reports.
The original Tomb Raider game was published in 1996 by the London-based video game company Eidos and went on to become one of the most successful video games of the time. Eidos (including Crystal Dynamics) is now part of an international interactive entertainment group, Square Enix. A pop culture phenomenon, the original Tomb Raider games have sold over 35 million game units worldwide making Lara Croft one of the most recognized names in the gaming industry. Most recently, Square Enix released the highly-anticipated reboot of the series, simply titled Tomb Raider, on March 5, 2013 to critical acclaim.
In 2001 and 2003, Paramount Pictures made two feature films starring Angelina Jolie which grossed a total of $432 million worldwide.
Noxon’s big screen work also includes I Am Number Four and Fright Night.