GK Films Picks Up 'Tomb Raider' Reboot Rights, Set to Arrive 2013
by Alex Billington
March 7, 2011
Briefly: We all knew this was coming, even after Cradle of Life. Not much news to report yet, but The Wrap and EW are reporting that GK Films, run by producer Graham King, has announced today they've acquired feature film rights for a reboot of the action-adventure Tomb Raider, based on Eidos/Square Enix's iconic video game series. Although it is a reboot, we still don't know who is directing, writing, or who will take the place of Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft. All that we do know for now is that it'll hit theaters in 2013 and that GK Films is "very excited to be rebooting what is already a hugely successful film franchise." Anyone else?
Reader Feedback - 13 Comments
Cast Olivia Wilde or (I was gonna say Keria Knightley...but lets face it Lara Croft is supposed to be sporting...well big..planetoids) Scarlett Johnasson (I would have said Gemma Arterton, but people hate her right now).
Anonymous on Mar 8, 2011
olivia widle has the face for it maybe not the body but new laura croft game has a slimmer look
p86 on Mar 8, 2011
Actually, Game Informer magazine recently reported that Eidos is rebooting the video game series as well and it will feature a more... realistically endowed Lara. Check her out here: http://www.gameinformer.com/p/tombraider.aspx Personally I think this incarnation of Lara is WAAAAY hotter than the original. I sorta enjoyed the movies, but hopefully the new movies will go well with the new Lara.
TenaciousV on Mar 8, 2011
My thoughts exactly. It'd be nice if the game reboot and the film reboot had some of the same goals.
Ali on Mar 8, 2011
Why a reboot? Either leave it be or get some decent film makers (director and writer mainly) to make a third chapter that Angelina would be proud to act in. Someone like Spielberg (he would probably never direct tho). Would be awesome if it was successful like the Indiana Jones trilogy. PLEASE STOP REBOOTING STUFF!
TR Fan on Mar 8, 2011
Actually, I think Stana Katic from "Castle" would make a great Lara Croft! She can kick butt and she does a lot of Accents!
brenda on Mar 8, 2011
Oh Yeah, I definitely agree. At least let us hope they acknowledge her for the role! cause i would!!
vanessa on Mar 10, 2011
I think it would be cool if they re-made it with a more james bond style. Have it darker with a more serious tone. And have the lead be Rhona Mitra.
The_Phantom on Mar 8, 2011
Gina Carano or Michelle Rodriquez. Let`s face it we need a kick-ass female not a brake like a twig woman.
Loser on Mar 8, 2011
A hugely successful film franchise? Because it made some money... and now they want more.
Anonymous on Mar 8, 2011
Angelina Jolie was just awesome as lara croft and now they gonna ruin it all!!
A5J4DX on Mar 8, 2011
I've been waiting a long time for this one. Tomb Raider was one of the rare video game films that were actually good.
Lamar on Mar 8, 2011
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