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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:41 pm
Hollywood Reporter wrote:Lara Croft To Return To The Big Screen

Warners, Dan Lin in early development on reboot

Lara Croft could soon be going on a new big-screen mission.

Warners Bros. and producer Dan Lin are in early development on a a reboot of "Tomb Raider," the popular video game action franchise.

"Tomb Raider," which was published in 1996 by a London-based video game company called Eidos, was a wildly popular game that involved the daredevil archaeologist Lara Croft on a series of global missions. Several spinoff games have been published since, with a 10th-anniversary edition of the game released in 2006.

Paramount previously made the two movies based on the game, but the rights have since reverted to Eidos. When Time Warner upped its stake to 19.92% in Eidos in December, films rights to the property were included as part of the deal.

Lin will produce the project via his Lin Pictures banner while Stephen Gilchrist will co-produce; Ian Livingstone of Eidos will exec produce. Matt Reilly is overseeing for Warners. Lin is the producer behind Warners' upcoming Guy Ritchie-directed update of "Sherlock Holmes" and the adventure film "Jonny Quest."

The new project, however, is expected to revamp the character and her mission and bear little resemblance to the original pictures. It will reimagine the origins of the character, her love interest and the main villain.

As an open-writing assignment, the project is still in its nascent stages. An actress who could play the role Angelina Jolie made famous would likely come on after a writer and director are attached.

Jolie, of course, starred in the first two installments, "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" and "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life."

The first pic, which came out in 2001, grossed a whopping $275 million worldwide, while the 2003 follow-up earned a more modest $157 million.

The first pic concerned Croft's race against a secret society known as the Illuminati to find a key, while the second centered on her quest to find "Pandora's Box."
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:28 pm
I enjoyed the first one; it was nothing all that classy or intelligent, but it did the job. Kinda surprised that they'd make a new one. Jolie kinda suited the role; I'd be hard pressed to think of anyone else who could do it. :shrug:
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:46 pm
I agree. Who would be better than Angelina Jolie? Plus I don't really think that they could do much better than what they did on the first movie. She's described almost as a female Indiana Jones and that's what they pulled off in the first movie.
On that note, you do have to consider that there are a lot of similar franchises out there now. You now have the revived Indiana Jones franchise and the ongoing National Treasure films which are considerably better than what Tomb Raider could be.
In short, I don't think another Tomb Raider film (reboot or sequel) is necessary.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:21 am
Worst Previews wrote:Kim Kardashian in Talks for "Tomb Raider" Reboot?

Kim Kardashian has always wanted to be a Hollywood actress, and since Megan Fox has turned down the opportunity to play Lara Croft in a new "Tomb Raider" movie, Kardashian has decided to give it a shot herself.

According to ShowBizSpy, the reality TV star is already in negotiations to play the lead in the upcoming reboot. "This will be something very different to Angelina Jolie's Lara," said the site's source. "Kim wants to play a far more comic-strip version of Lara which would be shot in 3-D and aimed at a teen audience."

Kardashian has apparently been taking acting classes and believes she has what it takes to carry a film.
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :roll:
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:15 am
PMSL!!!

Oh... my... god!

I love that that article said that this new reboot would be aimed at a teen audience... and the first one's weren't?!?!?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:05 pm
Hollywood Reporter wrote:'Tomb Raider's' Lara Croft to Get Reboot

Graham King's GK Films has acquired the franchise's film rights, with plans to release an origin-story in 2013.

Lara Croft is back in action.

The heroine of one of the biggest video games from the 1990s is once again getting the movie treatment, this time from heavyweight producer Graham King and his GK Films.

GK Films has acquired the feature film rights to Tomb Raider and will reboot the action-adventure franchise aiming for a 2013 release for the first film.

The new movie will be produced by King and Tim Headington.

Angelina Jolie starred in the two previous big-screen adaptations made by Paramount, and with King having produced The Tourist, the Jolie-Johnny Depp thriller, some tongues were wagging about the potential for a new Jolie Raider movie.

But sources say GK Films, which has not hired a writer yet, may be looking to do a Lara Croft origin story rather continue her adventures.

According to GK Films, the goal is to "create daring new adventures for the young and dynamic Lara Croft."

The game was created in 1996 by Eidos, now part of entertainment group Square Enix. (In December, Enix subsidiary, Crystal Dynamics, said it was working on a new Raider game, this one based on the origins of Croft.)

2001's Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and 2003's Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life grossed $432 million worldwide.

The rights lapsed back to Eidos in the late 2000s, with Warner Bros. in development of an iteration. That version, however, never got past the writing stage.

Grey Rembert will oversee the project for GK Films, which was involved in Rango and has Hugo Cabret, directed by Martin Scorsese, coming out later this year.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:33 pm
First Trailer, Im not that impressed -



and wow, this has been in development for a long time!

she's not right for the role though.

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