Tomb Raider Films Will Return In 2013
Crystal Dynamics is currently in the process of rebooting the iconic franchise in the video game world; perhaps it only makes sense to see a film reboot.
GK Films has acquired the film rights to "Tomb Raider" and will issue another entry in the long-running movie series in 2013. Produced by Graham King and Tim Headington, the upcoming films (there will be more than one, apparently) "will create daring new adventures for the young and dynamic Lara Croft." Remember, Crystal Dynamics and Square-Enix plan to provide fans with an origins story of sorts; the telling of Lara's beginnings as a legendary treasure hunter. In the past, superstar Angelina Jolie depicted Lara in the movies but as hot as Jolie remains, nobody beats the ticking clock and with a prequel/origins story on the way...well, we probably need a younger leading lady, right? And if they do announce that Jolie won't reprise her role, the rumors will start to fly: who will play Lara Croft in the reboot?
Jolie helped the "Tomb Raider" movies rake in $432 million at the box office. It may stand to reason that GK Films needs a star of equal drawing power...
3/8/2011 9:30:17 AM Ben Dutka