Tomb Raider Reboot To Focus On Lara Croft’s Great… Character23.11.11 # Remake # 2 Comments
It was back in March that it was revealed that a Tomb Raider reboot was in the works, the new flick coming via the stable of Brit producer Graham King, who’s probably best known for the backing he’s given Martin Scorsese in recent years and the Oscars the pair of them earned for 2006 hit The Departed.
Back then, the only forthcoming details were that this latest Tomb Raider was targeting a 2013 release date and that Angelina Jolie, star of the previous two TR movies, was not being considered for the role of Lara Croft. No, the producers wanted a ‘young and dynamic Lara Croft’. Ouch, Angie. Ouch.
Ignoring Jolie’s bruised ego for a minute, let’s instead focus on producer King, who has been speaking a bit about his ideas for the movie:
I find it interesting that the story that we’re telling is really the story before she became Lara Croft, so it is a character piece. It does have really great characters, but it’s a lot of action and a lot of fun and, for me, it’s something very different.
I’ve not really done a movie like that before, but I really gravitated to rebooting this franchise and we’re going to give it a shot.
Can the new Tomb Raider become the first major video game adaptation not to suck to at least a moderately offensive extent? The men currently charged with making that dream happen are writers Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, previously responsible for whipping the screenplay of the first Iron Man into shape.
Source: Coming Soon