In a pre-emptive strike, GK Films has come on board to acquire the feature film rights to TOMB RAIDER and will reboot the successful action-adventure franchise aiming for a 2013 release for the first film. Produced by Graham King and Tim Headington, the films will create daring new adventures for the young and dynamic Lara Croft.Read more
GK Films acquired the film rights from interactive entertainment company, Square Enix Ltd. In Dec 2010, Square Enix subsidiary, Crystal Dynamics, revealed a new game for TOMB RAIDER based around the origins of the Lara Croft story. “We are very excited to be rebooting what is already a hugely successful film franchise and continuing the TOMB RAIDER phenomenon,” said King.
Angelina Jolie won't be involved, with the story reportedly being an 'origins' one, so it looks like the makers will want to skew younger. Entertainment Weekly
goes over some possible choices
: "Mila Kunis seems like an obvious choice. (She even played a younger Jolie in Gia.) Olivia Wilde and Scarlett Johansson have both had some action-film success. My personal pick would be Gemma Arterton — hey, why not cast someone who’s actually British this time?"
Thoughts? Suggestions? Gratuitous pic of some non-Angelina Jolie Lara Croft?