- TOMB RAIDER
A new Tomb Raider game is set to release and it would seem that Crystal Dynamics wants to take full advantage of the newest re-imagining of this classical character. Crystal Dimensions is reportedly working alongside GK Films in order to bring this new incarnation of the Tomb Raider to the big screen.
According to Variety, “they are working from this new take that we’ve given them,” Darrell Gallagher, head of studio at Crystal Dynamics, said of GK Films, who acquired the screen rights to the game in 2011. “It’s a good partnership. We’re seeing the challenges through the same lens.”
“It was important for both of us to have a cohesive version of the franchise,” Gallagher continued. “We didn’t want to see a film version that was a continuation of the old Tomb Raider films.”
Iron Man's Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby are penning the screenplay for the new Tomb Raider movie, which producer Graham King has said "is really the story before she became Lara Croft, so it is a character piece. It does have a lot of really great characters, but it's a lot of action and a lot of fun, and for me, it's something very different. I've not really done a movie like that before, but I really gravitated to rebooting this franchise and we're going to give it a shot."
With the search for the new Laura Croft to begin sooner rather then later, my top pick would have to be the beautifully talented actress Gemma Arteton.
The previous two Tomb Raider films, starring Angelina Jolie as the busty, British treasure hunter Lara Croft and released by Paramount, grossed over $430 million at the global box office.
There’s no official release date for the film as yet.