'Tomb Raider' Franchise Reboot Sounds Like a Lara Croft Origin Story

November 21, 2011
Source: Collider

Tomb Raider

Earlier this year, GK Films, the production company from The Departed and The Town producer Graham King, picked up the rights to reboot the feature film adaptation of the hit video game franchise Tomb Raider. Then a couple months later it was reported Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, the duo behind screenplays for films like Iron Man, Children of Men and most recently Cowboys & Aliens would write the script. Now we have word from an interview Collider had with King that the script has been turned in and it sounds like the film will go back to the beginning of Lara Croft's career as an archaeologist and adventurer.

King had this to say about the script:

"We just got the script in on 'Tomb Raider' and it’s really good. It’s something that, for me anyway, is different, you know rebooting a franchise that I didn’t produce to begin with. But there’s something about her character and going back to her roots, and that’s what we’re doing with this. You’re actually gonna meet her before she has all her powers as Lara Croft. It’s more of a character study, but it’s a really fun, fun adventure story."

As for those who might be looking to see Angelina Jolie return, even in the form of a cameo, it sounds like there's a very small chance of that happening. When asked about Jolie's potential involvement, King says, "I don’t know, you know we’ve spoken about Tomb Raider and we’ll have to see." I suppose if this new version is a much younger version of Lara Croft, some kind of bookend featuring Jolie would work, but that wouldn't feel like a franchise reboot as much as a prequel. I'm betting King is just leaving the door open to keep Jolie's fans interested. Either way, it sounds like Tomb Raider is making fast progress. Stay tuned.

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  • 5dollarfootlong
    They are probably trying to jump on this since the video game is getting a reboot as well.
  • Jon Voight
  • Jill Marin
    Gina Carano, Jessica Biel, Hayley Atwell Gemma Arterton or Lynn Collins as Lara Croft. This is a second chance to get it right. This is an opportunity.
  • DeMarco
    Whoever ends up playing Lara Croft needs to be a talented young actress who has a fuller figure with an ample cleavage, fuller legs and a fuller backside.
    • Lagoya
      gabourey sidibe
      • Neuromancer
        Wow, if there were ever an award show for replies, this would be nominated!
  • Bcopes11
    my vote is for zoey saldana
    • rennmaxbeta
      not bad.
  • Anon
    Olivia Wilde
    • Anonymous
      i agree with wilde she resembles the rebooted lara alot
    • rennmaxbeta
      not bad either.
    • Anonymous
      Just saw her in Change-Up, totally agree.
  • Megan Fox. 
    • Naughtyto
      Now that would be the worst choice ever! That girl has a weird mean expression on all the time. She's not even remotely as good as Angelina Jolie.
    • Oh please NO! Like mentioned above, Olivia Wilde is a much better choice -- she'll need to put on some more weight though!
  • Jarno
    Who cares about the acting anyway! CGI and kim kardashian (whoop whoop) I'm in.
  • ASB
    Hey, what about Sophie Myles? She looks like a young Kate WInslet. She has a great size...check this from a scene  Tristan & Isolde:




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