We haven’t heard a peep out of Lara Croft’s big screen reboot, but the studio behind the Tomb Raider games has confirmed to Variety that a new ‘origins of Lara Croft’ movie is in development at GK Films and will tie into the new game.
Darrell Gallagher, head of Crystal Dynamics studio, said of GK’s upcoming big screen remake:
They are working from this new take that we’ve given them,
referring to the new game which also feature a younger Lara Croft.
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.
Back in May 2011, Iron Man scribes Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby were hired to write the screenplay, but Variety makes no mention of them.
Angelina Jolie portrayed Lara Croft in two feature-length movies back in 2001 and 2003.
Who do you reckon could play the younger Lara Croft in the new movie?
The newly rebooted Tomb Raider game arrives in stores today, so check out a trailer for the new video game below: