Fans of 2001's Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and 2003's Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life have been waiting a long time for another installment, but, earlier this year, plans were officially announced for a Tomb Raider reboot, which would go back into the origins of the character and follow a 21-year-old version of the video game character.
As casting rumors continue to circulate (Megan Fox is a no, but Thor's Jaimie Alexander is interested) and Iron Man screenwriters Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby continue to work on the script, producer Graham King (The Departed, The Town) offered ComingSoon a small update on the reboot, which is due for release in 2013. New Tomb Raider is a "character piece" >> Posted 11.21.11 by Ryan
Warner Bros.' plans to reboot the Tomb Raider franchise were reported back in 2009, just six years after Angelina Jolie's second (and final) appearance as the character in 2003's Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. In the intervening years, Megan Fox was rumored to replace Jolie, a story that was later debunked. Little else about the reboot had been reported until last month, when Olivia Wilde's name was brought up as another possible replacement as the tiny shorts-wearing archaeologist originally created for Eidos' popular video game franchise. That casting was also debunked before the rumor could even really take off, and news about the reboot remained silent for almost another month, until producer Graham King (The Departed, The Town) revealed that he was moving forward with a Tomb Raider reboot to be released in 2013. the "phenomenon" continues >> Posted 03.08.11 by Ryan
At the US premiere of Terminator Salvation, About.com interviewed producer Dan Lin, who talked about, among other things, a couple of his upcoming projects. Lin is producing Sherlock Holmes -- directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law -- and a prequel to Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, which is not yet in production and has no one attached to it.
Here's what he had to say about Sherlock Holmes:
The tone is period Butch and Sundance. It's almost like a buddy cop movie set in the period world. Like Butch and Sundance, it's action-oriented, but there's definitely comedy to it. It's really about these two guys, Sherlock and Watson, who basically they're best friends and there's an incident that sets them apart and they have to come back together at the end of the movie.
Sherlock Holmes reimagined as Butch Cassidy? Interesting notion.
Lin then gave some details about the Lara Croft project, which will be a prequel to the other two movies.
Really excited -- it's a great origin story that we're going to tell. A very character-oriented, I would say more realistic than the past Lara Croft movies ... I would say it's like Terminator -- character-driven action. I think for me the Lara Croft games and movies have gone a little too action-oriented. I wanted to have action, but with character.
The movie will also require a re-casting, since it involves a Lara Croft significantly younger than Angelina Jolie.
You can view the interview in its entirety here. Posted 05.28.09 by reelz
Mere days ago, speculation had Megan Fox possibly replacing Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft in a possible 3rd entry to the Tomb Raider series. Now a few reports have come out to clear up the "possible" rumors.
First, a reboot of the series is in development, says The Hollywood Reporter. Warner Bros., and not Paramount, who made the first two Tomb Raiders, is looking to completely retell the Lara Croft origin story with a new love interest and villain, and, presumably, a renewed dedication to hotness when looking for the new Lara Croft. So that makes Fox a lock, right? Right?
Not so, says io9, who were told by a spokesperson for Megan Fox that "She's not involved in the movie at all." She also won't be Wonder Woman. But don't worry, Photoshop-savvy Megan Fox fans. With the movie still in development, and no writer or director attached yet, Fox is still a, well, possibility. Posted 01.29.09 by Ryan