Tomb Raider Movie Reboot to Feature Younger Lara Croft
Square Enix is releasing Crystal Dynamics' new Tomb Raider game
today for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and the PC. The game explores the
intense and gritty origin story of Lara Croft and her ascent from a
frightened young woman to a hardened survivor.
But what is the status of the movie reboot? Variety says Crystal Dynamics is working closely with GK Films to develop the film that will also focus on the younger Lara Croft.
"They are working from this new take that we've given them," Darrell Gallagher, head of studio at Crystal Dynamics, said of GK Films. "It's a good partnership. We're seeing the challenges through the same lens."
He added that "It was important for both of us to have a cohesive
version of the franchise. We didn't want to see a film version that was a
continuation of the old 'Tomb Raider' films."
Producer Graham King previously told us that the new film will be "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."
Starring Angelina Jolie, Paramount Pictures made two movies based on the
daredevil archaeologist on a series of global missions in 2001 and
2003. They grossed a total of $432 million at the worldwide box office.