Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
A perfect night in with EE
Win £200 to spend on the perfect night in
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Maisie Williams Scores Doctor Who Guest Spot
Arya in the TARDIS
Mark Strong Heads For Jadotville
He's joining Jamie Dornan in the war thriller
First Look At Walking Dead Spin-Off
Welcome to Zombieland, California
Adam West And Burt Ward Announce New Batman Animated Film
Holy team reunion, Batman!
Spectre Opening Sequence Will Be 'Biggest In Bond History'
Empire reports from Day Of The Dead in Mexico
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
26 February 2015
New Writer For Tomb Raider Reboot
Evan Daugherty gets the gig
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Cowboys & Aliens
Empire Star Rating
Children Of Men (2006)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Slight Update On Tomb Raider Reboot
Lara Croft will return. Probably.

05 March 2013  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Tomb Raider

Development on the long-mooted third Tomb Raider movie has been slow and tortuous, but with a new instalment in the videogame franchise currently garnering plenty of attention, the subject of a new film has naturally started coming up again. Unusually for such a project, it seems that game developers Crystal Dynamics will be keeping a close eye on any potential new screen adventures for the adventurous Ms Lara Croft.

"It was important for both us and [developing production company] GK Studios to have a cohesive version of the franchise," says Crystal Dynamics studio head Darrell Gallagher. "It's a good partnership. We're seeing the challenges through the same lens. We didn't want to see a continuation of the old films, [so] they are working from this new take we've given them." Ultimately though, "We make the games, they make the film," he admits.

That "new take" involves a younger Lara: the new game sees her "fresh from the academy", honing her nascent fighting, puzzling and surviving skills following a shipwreck off the coast of Japan. Back at the end of 2011, producer Graham King was talking up the same reboot angle, saying that although the Angelina Jolie films (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Filth Life) "weren't disasters, the story that we're telling is really the story before she became Lara Croft, so it is a character piece, which I find interesting. But it's still a lot of action and a lot of fun."

In those days, the screenplay was being hammered out by Iron Man writers Hawk Ostby and Mark Fergus, but a lot may have changed since then. The new Tomb Raider clearly won't be making its originally mooted 2013 release date, but it's not been buried alive either. It still looks likely that it will emerge blinking into the light at some point in the not-too-distant future.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Resident Evil 6 Gets A Release Date
Clones are coming in September 2014
David Goyer Enters The Breach
Update: He's now set to direct as well as produce

Your Comments

I was going to mention Jennifer Lawrence, but looking at above pic Hunger games probably seen to that. Gina Garano would be an interesting choice, Jessica Biel also can handle a bit of action. Not sure why Angelina couldn't come back again though. More

Posted by durelius at 19:17 on 05 March 2013 | Report This Post

She's an English character so get an English actress. The girl from Downton Abbey Jessica Brown Findlay would be perfect! More

Posted by jem0013 at 16:13 on 05 March 2013 | Report This Post

Screw what she should look like...
...and hire Gina Carano. More

Posted by Ulmaceae at 13:47 on 05 March 2013 | Report This Post

For me, there is only one woman who can currently play Lara and that is Jessica Biel! More

Posted by Natty_E at 10:59 on 05 March 2013 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Fast And Furious Franchise's 7 Most Insane Stunts
In ascending order of madness...

Empire's Fast & Furious 7 Review
We run the rule on the return of Toretto, Hobbs and co

Empire Meets Alison Brie
The Get Hard star on Ken Jeong, Toto and her favourite episode of Community

17 ‘What The?’ TV Cameos From Film Directors
From Spike Jonze as a music exec to Peter Bogdanovich as… himself?

Empire Meets Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
On A Second Chance, Game Of Thrones pranks and Headhunters' poo scene

The Secrets Behind 44 Classic Cinema Sound Effects
No really, the Ringwraiths are actually plastic cups...

The 30 Greatest Superhero Movies Of All Time
Empire readers pick their top super flicks

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)