The reboot of the "Tomb Raider" series from Crystal Dynamics has inspired a new Tomb Raider film. During an interview with Variety, Head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics, Darrell Gallagher, confirmed that his studio is currently working with GK Films (The Departed, Argo). Gallagher also mentioned that the new film will not be a continuation of 2001's Lara Croft: Tomb Raider or 2003's Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life.
They are working from this new take that we’ve given them. 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. We didn’t want to see a film version that was a continuation of the old Tomb Raider films.
Tomb Raider’s Croft is certainly iconic, too. One of the few female heroines in games, the buxom, gun-toting British archeologist instantly became known for her scantily clad outfits, ponytail and puzzle-solving skills in ancient locations. Her recognition factor was further elevated on the bigscreen with two films that starred Angelina Jolie, who fit perfectly in the role.
There has been no mention of who would play the next Lara Croft, but there was talk of Californication actress Camilla Luddington who provided voice work in the game for Croft.
The new "Tomb Raider" game comes out today, March 5th, for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.
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