BUFFY's Marti Noxon to Pen TOMB RAIDER Reboot

BUFFY's Marti Noxon to Pen TOMB RAIDER Reboot

Two of the 90s most influential female characters are about to be more closely linked than ever before.

According to Variety, Marti Noxon, one of the most prolific writers behind Joss Whedon's BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, has officially signed on to pen MGM's upcoming TOMB RAIDER reboot.

GK Films' founder, Graham King, is developing the film.

GK had previously acquired the Tomb Raider film rights in 2011 from the interactive entertainment company, Square Enix Ltd. King will serve as producer and development of the first film in the new franchise is well underway. No casting has been announced at this time.

For the original report, head on over to Variety.

The planned film will technically be the third TOMB RAIDER installment, with Paramount heralding the first two in 2001 and 2003 with Angelina Jolie starring as the infamous Lara Croft.

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.

Aside from writing dozens of episodes of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, Noxon has also penned such films as I AM NUMBER FOUR and FRIGHT NIGHT. Her other television credits include ANGEL, PRIVATE PRACTICE, GREY'S ANATOMY, GLEE, MAD MEN, and more.

Image via Tomb Raider's Official Website