Producer Dan Lin Talks About Lara Croft Origins Details
Back in January, Warner Brothers announced that they were bringing back Lara Croft in a reboot. But it wouldn't be anything like the Angelina Jolie movies from 2001 and 2003. "The new project 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." So in essence, it's an origin story, meaning a younger Lara Croft. About.com caught up with producer Dan Lin recently on the red carpet of Terminator Salvation and got an update and more details about where this reboot is headed.
"It's a great origin story that we're going to tell, a very character oriented. I would say, more realistic than the past Lara Croft movies," Lin says. When asked if it'll be "full-on action" like previously, Lin said otherwise. "It's not full-on action, I would say it's like Terminator, it's character-driven action. I think for me, the Lara Croft games and movies have gone a little too action oriented. I wanted to have action, but with character." Lin also says they're going with a younger actor, since it is the origins of Croft. I expect this means someone in their early 20's, like Megan Fox or Olivia Wilde, so expect casting by the end of the year.
I'm not necessarily looking forward to this yet, but once they find a writer, director, and actress, I may change my mind. It has potential, but it's too early to tell. What do fans think of the origin aspect?