Monday, March 14, 2011

Tomb Raider up for a Reboot

The Tomb Raider movies series, based on the popular video game series, is up for a reboot.

GK Films acquired the film rights from interactive entertainment company Square Enix Ltd, and announced its plans to launch some fresh new "Tomb Raider" movies, separate from the 2001 and 2003 Tomb Raider movies which starred Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft. In an interview with way back in 2004, Jolie made it clear that she was done with the Tomb Raider series and was satisfied with the second movie; "I just don't feel like I need to (go back to the role of Lara Croft), because I felt very happy with the last one, which was kind of the one we wanted to do. The first one kind of frustrated us, because we were trying something new. The second one, I felt like that's kind of how I wanted to do it, and I don't really feel the need to do another one." 

That means that we are bound to see a fresh new actress to fill in the boots as the Lara Croft for movie franchise reboot. Producer Graham King, who produced "The Departed" and "The Town," said: "We are very excited to be rebooting what is already a hugely successful film franchise and continuing the 'Tomb Raider' phenomenon"

The press release noted that the reboot "will create daring new adventures for the young and dynamic Lara Croft."

The first film in the series reboot is aiming to hit theaters in 2013.

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