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‘Tomb Raider’ Reboot Writers Want To Create ‘Alien’ & ‘Terminator’ Level Female Lead
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A pair of writers have been hired to pen the script for a planned reboot of the Tomb Raider movie franchise. GK Films has brought in Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, who have worked together on movies like Children of Men, Iron Man, and Cowboys & Aliens, to write the reboot…and they have big plans in mind.

The duo boldly state that they want to take the strong lead female character, Lara Croft, and put together an origins story that will see her joining the ranks of the all-time most badass female leads like Ripley from Alien (Sigourney Weaver) and Sarah Connor from the Terminator movies (most notably played by Linda Hamilton).

At the moment only the writers have been signed and no actresses have been discussed as potential stars for the iconic role, nor has a director been hired. But the plan is to have the ambitious reboot finished for a 2013 release, so expect to hear much more about this movie in the coming months.

Tomb Raider is of course based on the popular video game franchise, which has seen two movie adaptations thus far, one in 2001 and another in 2003, where Angelina Jolie played the popular character.

The video game is also about to see a brand new reboot where Croft will be much more realistically presented (as seen in the image above), and gameplay is expected to be much more along the lines of the Uncharted games, which ironically drew a lot of inspiration from older Tomb Raider games initially. Both, of course, have risen out of the shadows of the man himself, Indiana Jones.

[Source: Heat Vision]

3 Comments »

  1. What was wrong with the previous Tomb Raider movies? I liked both of them and think Angelina Jolie has already done well at establishing the character as a strong female lead. And seriously, what’s with all of these “reboots”? Does every movie NEED a “reboot” or is that just the current buzzword necessary for having a project green lit in Hollywood these days? If I hear “reboot” one more time, I think I might just puke. James bond has 2 dozen movies, all with different stars in the lead role, and none of them are reboots! Just make another damned Tomb Raider movie. No need to distance it from the others.

    Comment by PAUL — May 9, 2011 @ 4:12 am

  2. Personally I would like to see Lara Croft played by a new freshed faced actress with badass mannerisms and a more believable British accent. Considering I’m not the biggest fan of Jolie, one can understand why I’d like to see her swapped out.
    I’m hoping the new movie has more nods to the video game: let’s see some Med packs whipped out to heal a wound, or perhaps more puzzles to be solved without the Hollywood “I’ll just shut my eyes and let faith solve the puzzle for me”.

    Comment by Jen-Jen — May 9, 2011 @ 11:16 am

  3. Everything is being rebooted or getting yet another sequel because, quite simply, people keep throwing their money at them.

    Hollywood often gets blamed for being “unoriginal,” but really they’re just making what people pay the most money to see.

    Smart for business, bad for the rest of us.

    Comment by Anonymous — May 9, 2011 @ 11:01 pm

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