A new Tomb Raider is already in the works thanks to the game series' recent successful relaunch. But who will play Lara Croft?
Tomb Raider is coming back to the big screen, but the new version should bare little resemblance to Angelina Jolie’s cartoonish take on the famed treasure hunter.
One of the only female action heroes is making her long-awaited return.
Treasure hunter Lara Croft has been a stalwart of the videogaming landscape ever since Tomb Raider exploded onto the short-lived Sega Saturn in 1996, but developers have decided to make some pretty big tweaks to her origin tale in an upcoming reboot of the series—including an attempted-rape plot point that is really pissing people off.
Hollywood's been trying to adapt your favorite video games to the big screen for years and, well, let's just admit up front that none of them have been great. Sure, some have been good popcorn movies, but the best you can hope for is something entertaining that mildly resembles the game you love.
The last time Lara Croft was on the big screen, it was 2003 and she was played by Angelina Jolie. That was eight years ago, which in Hollywood means it's about time for a reboot—so the writers behind Iron Man and the highly underrated Children of Men are about to give Croft a much needed makeover.
With the news that the film rights to Tomb Raider—the flick that made Angelina Jolie a big, honking movie star—have just been picked up and that an origin story-reboot is in the works, we started thinking about who could strap on the pistols.
Someone in Hollywood must have done the math and realized that the videogame series Tomb Raider hasn't produced a big-budget movie since Tomb Raider: Cradle of Life, all the way back in 2003. Eight whole years without a Lara Croft movie? It's reboot time!
The starlet says she hasn't been contacted about Tomb Raider and more.
The film's producer says the franchise will go back to the beginning.