Back in February the rights to Tomb Raider landed at Warner Bros. with the studio tapping Divergent screenwriter Evan Daugherty to help reboot the franchise. And in July we heard rumors that WB and MGM were looking to hire a woman to direct the new Tomb Raider film — specifically that they were seeking a “Michelle MacLaren type” to fill the director’s chair. A new rumor suggests that the studios now have a shortlist of directors which unsurprisingly includes Kathryn Bigelow. Dream big, guys.
Following the disappointment of Tomb Raider: Cradle of Life, it’s not as if anyone has particularly high expectations for a Tomb Raider reboot — it wouldn’t have to do too much to surpass the quality of the last film. But Warner Bros. and MGM are apparently working quite hard to get this one as right as possible, and a new report suggests that part of that plan includes hiring a woman to direct.
It’s been a few years since we’ve heard anything about the Tomb Raider reboot, which was first announced back in 2009. As of the last update, the project was over at MGM and a script was in the works. Now, the Tomb Raider reboot has made yet another move, as Warner Bros. has picked up the project with a brand new writer in tow, and they’re putting the movie on the “fast track.”
We might get to relive Lara Croft's very first foray into exploring ruins in Tomb Raider on our iOS devices, if a recent release of the original game on the New Zealand App Store is any indicator.
It sounds like Crystal Dynamics' Tomb Raider reboot may be getting new life early next year on next generation consoles, but publisher Square Enix is being coy about confirming the truth.
Square Enix studio Crystal Dynamics, developers of the Tomb Raider reboot, has been hit with series of layoffs due to what the publisher is calling "redundancies."
A next-generation sequel for the Tomb Raider reboot is currently in development. We personally can't wait to see how awesome Lara's hair will look in this one.
Until recently, the video game character Lara Croft was as well known for her bust as she was for any tomb raiding she took part in. And though her video game franchise 'Tomb Raider' was very popular and spawned two movie spin-offs, the creators were aware that it might be time to not make her such a fetish object for their latest game. That thought process is also being applied to the new movie version of 'Tomb Raider,' as the producers have hired Marti Noxon to work on the script.
When we heard there would be a new 'Tomb Raider' movie, the obvious question was, Which actress should succeed Angelina Jolie? Word is the new film will be adapted from the latest video game, which follows a young Craft on her first epic adventure. So when we got a closeup of the game character, only one name came to mind -- Lauren Cohan.
Today sees the release of the new and improved Lara Croft. Crystal Dynamics' Tomb Raider is a reboot of the enduring character, introducing a 17-year-old Croft to a new generation of gamers. And so it's only natural that an upcoming film reboot is being mapped out and will closely follow the game's lead; it has been revealed that the producers of the game and the film will collaborate on the upcoming project.