Producer Dan Lin told reporters that the proposed Tomb Raider reboot movie will, in fact, be a prequel. "It's a great origin story that we're going to tell," Lin said in a video interview at About.com. "Very character-oriented, I would say, more realistic than the past Lara Croft movies."
Lin added that casting for the role has yet to begin, but that the filmmakers are definitely looking for someone a little younger than Angelina Jolie, who played the role in the previous installments.
(Thanks to Cinematical for the heads-up.)