The Tomb Raider brand reboot is getting support from Hollywood. GK Films today announced it has purchased the Tomb Raider movie rights from Square Enix's subsidiary studio, Crystal Dynamics, and it will be refreshing the film franchise for theaters starting in 2013.
Last time Lara Croft's cinematic reboot was discussed, it was being developed by Terminator Salvation producerDan Linwith actresses like Megan Fox and Olivia Wildeup for the part of Angelina Jolie'sreplacement. Now, the movie has officially fallen into the hands of The Departed producerGraham Kingand Rango executive producerTim Headington. No actress has yet been attached.
“We are very excited to be rebooting what is already a hugely successful film franchise and continuing the Tomb Raider phenomenon,” said King in the pressrelease.
This will be the third movie to invoke the Tomb Raider title. The previous films, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) and Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003), amassed over $430 million in combined worldwide ticket sales. GK Films gave no indication if the new films will bear any resemblance to Crystal Dynamic's Tomb Raidervideogame reboot, which is scheduled for release later this year.
Mar 8, 2011
Got a news tip? Let us know at email@example.com
Tomb Raider HD Trilogy comparison screens compare, contrast
Crystal Dynamics smooths out Lara's PS2-era polygons
A closer look at the new Lara Croft
New screenshots from the 2011 Tomb Raider reboot
The new Lara Croft detailed. “We don’t want to play sexuality up for sexuality's sake,” says Crystal Dynamics
Developer’s brand manager and art director explain why they had to reinvent the iconic icon