Variety is reporting today that Hateful Eight and Django Unchained star Walton Goggins is in final talks to join the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot as a yet-unnamed antagonist. Alicia Vikander has previously been announced to play the as the title character, and the first screen actress to play the role other than Angelia Jolie.
The film is slated as continuing the reboot in a similar vein to the 2013 retooling of the Square Enix game, with a younger Laura first starting off on her tomb raiding career.
MGM, in conjunction with GK Films will be producing the film. GK's track record has been hit and miss thus far, with some award winning hits like Hugo mixing in with box office successes like World War Z, to critically panned films like The 5th Wave. Their latest film, Allied, looks to be back on upswing. Ironically many of GK's early films included Jolie as their film lead.
The film is slated to be released on March 16, 2018 with Norwegian director Roar Uthaug (who made the 2015 academy award nominated disaster film, The Wave). Tomb Raider would be Uthaug's first American and first English-language film.
The original two Tomb Raider installments, released in 2001 and 2003, earned Paramount nearly a half-billion dollars worldwide.