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Tomb Raider Reboot Is Coming - 28/1/2009 8:27:57 AM   
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- 28/1/2009 8:27:57 AM   
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In other words: If the title of the third follows the same pattern it should be something like Lara Croft Tomb Raider The Cradle of Life: Put your title here.

Man, imagine what that would look like if there were, like, 10 films.

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Here we go again... - 28/1/2009 8:58:38 AM   
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I do think that there's a decent film in this game franchise somewhere but the previous attempts were pretty dire...not terrible but just generally rubbish. Still I think they did reasonably well box office wise so the studio obviously thinks there's still something there.
I'm not sure a total reboot of the character would be necessary, just do what the Bond franchise does every time they change the actor playing him: character essentially the same but direction different and previous incarnation's adventures are pretty much ignored.
Just telling them now to keep Paul fucking Anderson away from this or it'll be the third failure to successfully adapt the character and pretty much bury the franchise. God damn he sucks.

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More DFW goodness - 28/1/2009 9:05:37 AM   
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INT:An English aristocrat, Helen 'Scarlet O'Hara* sits inside a train carriage reading Infinite Jest. Beautiful mind style little comments below the margin swirl around her head, while the music from Requiem for a dream plays in the background.

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Mickey Rourke ** storms in.

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*Name change followed a lengthy dispute with Eidos
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*** for no reason

This is neither funny nor clever, but I'm at work and painfully bored

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- 28/1/2009 9:23:10 AM   
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I read somewhere recently that Megan Fox was in talks for the role of Lara. I've got a feeling if she did don the hotpants and guns combo that guys would come flocking to the cinema and leave behind a nice line of drool!

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- 28/1/2009 9:24:59 AM   
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The franchise has a strong central character and as we know from (some of) the Indiana Jones films, relic hunting has good story potential.

However, in order to work, you have to have a writer who wants to deliver a decent script rather than just get paid and a director who wants to return to the good old days of adventure films when they actually did the stunts, rather than using CGI to create the danger (e.g. the thoroughly unconvincing train crash in Wanted).

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Don't Know What To Say About This. - 28/1/2009 9:35:28 AM   
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Was I the only one who really enjoyed the first two Lara Croft movies? Yes, more or less the reasons were the love intrests (Craig in the first and Butler in the second) but it was good enough entertment for a few hours and had a gripping storyline. Now they want to reboot this all over again. I don't know what to say about this, I'm a fan of the movies and the games but why are they bothering when they know it's going to fail everytime they make a videogame to a movie? Many have been good to me and some were disappointing but I'm not rooting for this.

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WTF!!! - 28/1/2009 11:30:54 AM   
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Leave them alone!! The first two were fine...Angelina Jolie IS Lara Croft!! LEAVE IT!!!

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RE: WTF!!! - 28/1/2009 11:41:32 AM   
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Flawed as the TR films were (especially the second), they were pretty damn enjoyable. And very importantly, Jolie absolutley nailed the part of Lara - getting the look,  moves, attitude and (thankfully) the accent spot on.

If the rumours of Megan Fox prove true, I suspect this will be a mess of Elektra proportions.

Shame Ms Jolie is too expensive and too 'serious' an actress for this these days.

I'm sure there is an actress who could play it as well, but off the top of my head, I can't think of one.

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The original is still the best - 28/1/2009 12:38:43 PM   
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Rhona Mitra is Lara Croft - she got her big break being Lara Croft for the game launch - google it if you don't believe me. As an actress she's average at best, but as Lara Croft she is perfect. The only creative talent that could do this justice is Joss Whedon - writer/producer/director/whatever - he has to be involved.

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RE: Tomb Raider Reboot Is Coming - 28/1/2009 1:05:09 PM   
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I really loved Angelina, I can't think of anybody else as Lara Croft.
Because everybody who is gonna play Lara Croft will be judged on Angelina's work before them*.
So no one will do good or Angelina has done something wrong. (not by my opinion)

*sorry about my poor English

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- 28/1/2009 1:16:52 PM   
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why even bother with it? Ohh big titted bitch who never seems to die. Gears of War or Mass Effect or even Grand Theft Auto would be a more interesting video game adaptations rather than doing a known failed film frachise once again.

But hay ifs its Megan Fox then sure, see you at the cinema!

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Fox is a little young ... - 28/1/2009 2:13:39 PM   
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... and skinny IMHO. Maybe if she puts on some muscle and does some kung fu!? The original 2 were SO bad that I only got halfway through the 2nd one before I switched it off in disgust. If the new one is brave enough to ACTUALLY HAVE A STORY then maybe, just maybe, it will be cool. Basically, don't let anyone who worked on the others near it. It's sad, because Jolie was the only good thing in it. Spot on accent!

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- 28/1/2009 2:13:40 PM   
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Anyone else think that Carla Gugino should play Lara Croft???

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RE: - 28/1/2009 3:48:16 PM   
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Are actual English actresses so thin on the ground that American actresses are the only option?

If they can't even be bothered to get that bit right, what hope is there for the integrity of the rest of it?

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RE: RE: - 28/1/2009 3:56:39 PM   
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ORIGINAL: KeithM

Are actual English actresses so thin on the ground that American actresses are the only option?

If they can't even be bothered to get that bit right, what hope is there for the integrity of the rest of it?



I am inclined to agree with you (although it was simply my desire to see Carla Gugino in a vest top and hot pants the inspired my choice!)

Honestly though, I am struggling to think of an english actress - other than maybe the aforementioned Rohona Mitra - who would fit 'ahem' the role?!

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RE: RE: - 28/1/2009 4:17:02 PM   
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I'm sure there are plenty in drama colleges, struggling in tv, or just breaking through into film who would kill for the role.  However, if it all comes down to 'can they sell tickets?', the recognition factor will probably be far more important than their actual suitability for the role or for their acting ability.  Which does narrow down the potential list of suitable English actresses considerably.  Which is why, if they think like that, the prospects are bleak tbh.

The most likely way this has any chance of being any good is if they make choices based on artistic concerns, not marketing ones.  It's easier to market a Tomb Raider film with an lesser known actress if it's good, than trying to convince people to see a bad one with a famous actress in the role.  Imo.  Opening weekend maybe not, but if they want more than merely an ok return, the quality of the film itself will be the most important factor.

However, if they can manage to do both - famous actress and a good movie, then they will have a winner.  Won't be holding my breath though.

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Biel's Bourne to be Bond - 28/1/2009 5:56:44 PM   
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I think Jessica Biel would be dynamite, hot in the pants, she can handle the action and has a believable english accent. If this is done right this could rival Bond/Bourne.

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- 28/1/2009 6:29:04 PM   
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oh great, another film they're gonna make 'darker'. i cant stand this obsession with 'darkness'. i personally loved the very camp very enjoyable first Lara Croft film

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- 28/1/2009 8:21:09 PM   
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The first film was damn good fun. No brains required, but fun nonetheless. The second, though, was atrocious. I was both happy and unhappy in equal measure seeing Simon Yam in it, as he's a fantastic actor, but he's done far too much rubbish for a paycheque in Hong Kong already.

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Y'KNOW YA GETTIN OLD WHEN........... - 28/1/2009 10:53:53 PM   
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They keep tryin to re-boot (tiresome bloody phrase) a franchise in the same decade it was launched in. The Hulk and the Punisher have been so far, Superman is next as we keep being reminded. Ahh well, can't blame em for tryin huh?

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RE: WTF!!! - 29/1/2009 12:12:47 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Histeria

Flawed as the TR films were (especially the second), they were pretty damn enjoyable. And very importantly, Jolie absolutley nailed the part of Lara - getting the look,  moves, attitude and (thankfully) the accent spot on.


Spot on. 

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ORIGINAL: Histeria
Shame Ms Jolie is too expensive and too 'serious' an actress for this these days.


Ahem - Wanted?  Sky Captain? 

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RE: WTF!!! - 29/1/2009 7:27:50 AM   
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Rhona Mitra anyone?

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RE: WTF!!! - 29/1/2009 10:31:17 AM   
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Or Emily Blunt? But I agree, just go back to Rhona Mitra. She oesn't command a huge salary so perhaps they'll be able to afford a decent writer/director.

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- 29/1/2009 1:25:41 PM   
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I suppose Rhona Mitra would be the obvious choice!!
I think there's great potential in a new Tomb Raider film but we'll have to see.

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- 29/1/2009 2:00:11 PM   
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I too heard rumours of Megan Fox being in talks to star. I'm not sure, can she do an english accent?? Why not cast an English actress for an English role?

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- 29/1/2009 2:58:51 PM   
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I suppose Rhona Mitra would be the obvious choice!!
I think there's great potential in a new Tomb Raider film but we'll have to see.

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- 29/1/2009 3:45:15 PM   
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I suppose Rhona Mitra would be the obvious choice!!
I think there's great potential in a new Tomb Raider film but we'll have to see.

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- 29/1/2009 3:47:04 PM   
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I suppose Rhona Mitra would be the obvious choice!!
I think there's great potential in a new Tomb Raider film but we'll have to see.

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RE: - 30/1/2009 10:11:01 AM   
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Good to see some other people liked the first 2 films. Perfect Popcorn films and La Jolie looked great. As far fetched and silly as any Bond or Indiana Jones film, I wonder if it's more to do with Angelina not conforming to the accepted roles that attractive women should play? The films are based on computer games.why expect anything other than entertainment from them?

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