Tomb Raider To Raid Again In Franchise Reboot
I don’t see the Tomb Raider ever being any more popular than with Angelina Jolie at the helm, but apparently Warner Bros. and Eidos, owners of the TR franchise rights, feel differently. WB has announced its plans to bring back the buxom adventurer but so far there are little details on story, director, or even who would be doing the spelunking in hot pants.
The new project is expected to revamp the character and her mission and bear little resemblance to the original pictures. It will re-imagine 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 games were great and the first movie was, well, good enough for a video game, but I didn’t bother with the sequel and likewise can’t imagine another start to the series will have much draw. Then again, I never would have imagined Batman having so much new life being drawn into it, so maybe they’ll pull it off.Did You Enjoy this Post? Subscribe to Hollywood Hills on Facebook, Twitter, & Email