Buffy writer Marti Noxon will reboot Lara Croft for filmS

Lara Croft was recently given a dark backstory in a video game reboot. And to be honest, we were pretty nervous about the obligatory movie that would soon follow. But not anymore. Buffy the Vampire Slayer writer Marti Noxon will be penning the script, and this lady knows awesome action.

MGM has hired Noxon (also of Fright Night reboot fame) to pen the tale of Croft's beginnings. We already know that the movie will follow the video game's much darker timeline for Croft, so fingers crossed Noxon finds a way to lace it together while keeping Croft's bad-assery and intellect intact. Only downer: no Angelina Jolie. Ah well.

[via Variety]