Tomb Raider Reboot Is Coming
No star attached yet
Hollywood still hasn't made a great film based on a video game, but lor' bless those plucky rapscallions, they keep trying. And today Warners has announced that they're having another go at the Tomb Raider franchise, with a reimaging aimed at launching Lara Croft back into the big time.
Readers (male readers, certainly) will remember that Angelina Jolie previously played the action-loving, frightfully posh but totally hot-pants-wearing archaeologist in two films or 2001 and 2003: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. Her love interests were played by Daniel Craig and Gerard Butler respectively, who we're assuming learned how to kick the ten kinds of action ass they kicked in Bond and 300* respectively from Jolie.
This time the plan is very much to reboot the franchise, with a "reimagining" of the character, her origins, love interest and main villain. We bet they a) make it darker and b) change the bit where she's an English aristocrat.
There is no cast, writer or director yet, so this is some way off, but could it be the game adaptation we've all been waiting for? And if they got someone hot enough in the hot pants, will anyone care?
*We use this term loosely. VERY loosely.
**We've always wondered why the colon between "Croft" and "Tomb" disappeared second time around. Maybe the answer is contained in the mysterious Cradle of Life.