Tomb Raider movie reboot coming in 2013

"New adventures for the young and dynamic Lara Croft" coming to the big screen in two years, courtesy of Rango production company GK Films.

It's been a big week for game-based movie news. Yesterday, Sony Pictures revealed that it is readying a fifth Resident Evil film for release in 2012. The company also revealed on Monday that the sequel to the first Silent Hill film will begin production this week in Toronto, Canada.

Angelina Jolie previously played Lara Croft in 2001 and 2003.

Now comes even more news on the game-film front. In a self-styled "preemptive strike," production company GK Films has acquired the movie rights to the Tomb Raider series from Square Enix. The company is readying a "reboot" of the film franchise for a 2013 release, with Graham King and Tim Headington producing. GK Films also produced the recent animated hit Rango and last year's thrillers The Tourist and The Town.

According to the announcement, GK Films is already envisioning Tomb Raider as a franchise, referring to multiple films in the series. It will "create daring new adventures for the young and dynamic Lara Croft." The release also mentions the forthcoming game reboot, which chronicles the heroine's first adventure after being stranded on an island after a shipwreck.

The previous two Tomb Raider films, which starred Angelina Jolie, were released in 2001 (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) and 2003 (Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life). Together, they grossed $432 million worldwide, although the latter film was a box-office disappointment domestically, grossing just under $67 million. The lackluster performance was partially blamed on the poor reception of the 2003 game Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness for the PC and PlayStation 2.

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stabby_mcgee
stabby_mcgee

Forget Tomb Raider, Crystal Dynamics/Eidos should get a Legacy of Kain movie made.

A1pha0mega
A1pha0mega

It has to be a British actress so Lara Croft can finally have a real and believable accent!

LOVERPS3
LOVERPS3

what about the game when will coming out:(

jasongm
jasongm

I'd have to say besides Angelina Jolie, Megan Fox could pull it off as the new tomb raider. My money would go to hottie Jodi Lynn O'keefe, she's got the looks, the body & personality to pull it off.

NickyWithATicky
NickyWithATicky

As long as it's not Angelina Jolie again. She can't act and she's not hot - doesn't tick either of hollywood's boxes.

ersten
ersten

Can't remember the last time I played a good TR. Ten years ago?

samures
samures

nice i love games movies :D

mutley89
mutley89

I wish more than anything they get simon west to direct (tomb raider 1) and don't touch Jan de bont (tomb raider 2) with a 10 foot barge pole. Cannot wait and will support the franchise as long as it exists.

Superzone
Superzone

@Lance_Kalzas: I'm just saying that I have yet to see a truly great video game movie. Resident Evil: Apocalypse and the first Mortal Kombat are the only two decent ones I can think of. The other 30 or so video game movies made? Mostly crap. I would just like to see a great video game movie sometime. The new Tomb Raider could be great, but chances are that it won't be.

TheDarkSpot
TheDarkSpot

@Steyrvolt Hey, no problem! Also, I never knew she modeled for Lara Croft! Googled "Rhona Mitra Lara Croft" too and wow, she looks soooooo nice as Lara Croft! Her British accent would be perfect for the role too.

Steyrvolt
Steyrvolt

@TheDarkSpot Thanks for the support. I actually got thumbed down for that. : / Everyone else: Try Googling "Rhona Mitra Lara Croft." She modeled for it shortly after the first game came out. Also, she's a decent actress, British, and the definition of "dat ass."

SPBoss
SPBoss

Angelina Jolie is the only actor to fit this role, plus who would complain, shes so sexy in a tight top and combat shorts :P

brok
brok

I'd rather have that speculated Just Cause movie to be honest...

gormo4
gormo4

This might be good (: 2001 one was wicked.

Lance_Kalzas
Lance_Kalzas

@Superzone: Yes, because everything you say goes and no one else's opinion matters at all. You can't judge a movie before it's even out yet plus I'm not the only one that liked Silent Hill. There are good and bad game to movie. Want to see a bad one? Check out any made by Uwe Boll. The hate you spew forth for movies like Resident Evil (1 and 2 only) and Silent Hill should be directed at garbage like Alone in the Dark and Bloodrayne.

dawnofhero
dawnofhero

All these game-movie-tie-ins. It scatters the imagination...

jshaas
jshaas

Well, I actually like the two previous movies... the first is better though. I'll be looking forward to this one as well. I really enjoy these types of action movies... i.e. National Treasure, Indiana Jones, etc. I don't think they need some super hot chick to play Lara either. I hope they find someone that can do the role justice... like Jolie did. And to the guy that said The Town "sucked." Are you serious? That movie is really good. Best movie with Affleck since Good Will Hunting.

nparks
nparks

I'd like to see Jaime Murray play Lara.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@DCUltrapro Gemma Arterton has got a lower voice than me. I'm sorry but I never really got the attraction to that woman.. Not to mention the fact she can't act. I look forward to this film, I wish they'd follow the story of Tomb Raider 2 for it, it's by far the best.

DCUltrapro
DCUltrapro

I think Gemma Arterton would pull it off, she has an amazing body, lips and fine rack on display and can do the necessary British accent seeing as she is ACTUALLY BRITISH!! can't really see anyone else doing it but her if I'm honest, she's certainly young enough for the role. The first 2 films were good but they tried to be too much like a james bond/indiana jones series with less story and more action scenes, but hey, they were entertaining!

xgalacticax
xgalacticax

The screenshots of the game reboot show a very impressive look for Lara. I say they should pull a Capcom and make it a CGI movie like Resident Evil Degeneration. I thought that was great....unlike the Tomb Raider movies with Ms Jolie

tom_cat_01
tom_cat_01

The first tomb raider film was 10 years ago???? Man, I feel old.

TheDarkSpot
TheDarkSpot

@Steyrvolt Rhona Mitra for the role? Hell yeah! EVERYONE, RHONA MITRA IS THE CHOICE FOR THE ROLE!

TheDarkSpot
TheDarkSpot

Megan Fox for the role? Hey, I like hot women too but Megan Fox is just too pathetic for anything.

73X
73X

Why?

TXMostWanted
TXMostWanted

I hate to admit that I was actually entertained by the movies. I hope they choose an unknown, BRITISH actress who resembles the new reboot Lara.

AtomicCowboy
AtomicCowboy

To filmmakers: Do not attempt to make her tough as nails. Make her courageous and fight for survival in a way a real woman would. Show her feminine side! I like action/adventure movies with real peril and can take the audience on a real ride. I'm tired of smirky female protagonists on the big and small screen trying to prove that they are tougher than men and trying to grow a pair of balls....especially when they have small boobs or none at all.

Superzone
Superzone

@DarthVeng_basic: Well said man....

Superzone
Superzone

@Lance_Kalzas: I stopped reading your comment at "Silent Hill was good". Seriously, just wow.....

smoke_dog_4ever
smoke_dog_4ever

Let Christopher Nolan direct and I'll be interested. Otherwise, slow mo camera shots and tight shots in slow mo of an actor's face making some "sexy" and "I'm really concentrating on looking like a badass right now" are completely overdone in action films, especially the Tomb Raider series (and any film with Jolie in it).

blasterchief
blasterchief

Robert Pattinson to play Lara, calling it.

PlKEBlSHOP
PlKEBlSHOP

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pudgexd
pudgexd

Looking forward to this ! Im just sad that 2013 is still long way to go

Hirasugi
Hirasugi

Well The Town sucked, so i'm hoping they can get their stuff together for this one. I hope Lara's movie franchises don't mirror the turbulent history of the video game franchise

vamroc
vamroc

I think they're jumping the gun because at this point we don't know if there is going to be a 2013. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Icehearted
Icehearted

@Zloth2 Actually, in many occasions a carefully dressed stuntman in a wig.

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

I'd rather see a Metroid film personally but Hollywood would just screw that up so in reality I'm not too interested in films based on games going forward.

Zloth2
Zloth2

The actress?? Who cares?? Assuming they stay close to the games, it's the stuntwoman playing Lara that you'll see the most.

GodGundamNT1
GodGundamNT1

Sorry but Angelina Jolie filled the Lara Croft costume/uniform and persona for a live action movie. Its going to be very hard to cast some new chick since not all women are the same... it will be interesting too because alot of hot chicks just cannot act their way out of a paper bag.

Slagar
Slagar

The Tomb Raider franchise has potential across the board. I'd really like to see some good films out of this, but I don't know if I'll bother without Jolie :\

HaloPimp978
HaloPimp978

It seems like every movie is getting a reboot these days. Wonder who will replace Jolie.

Spartan809
Spartan809

@Daian You say this now but Rosie Huntington is much hotter than you think she is. You have to see her in a moving picture to appreciate her; pics don't do her justice and do a bad job putting her nose in bad focus. Mila got a body after Black Swan. It will probably be even better for Tomb Raider. Alina would probably make a perfect Lara. The new Adriana Lima also looks pretty good for a Lara. Hell I'll even throw Rooney Mara in.

coaltango
coaltango

I would love to see Megan fox play lara. hell angelina is still young & hot she can still do it.

Daian
Daian

@Spartan809 Oh God no, no Rosie, she's supposed to play a voluptuous vixen and her biggest curves are on her giant nose. Mila is cute but doesn't have the body for it. I think Kate would have been great to play a more mature Lara, she looks great for her age. And nice mentioning of Alina Vacariu, she's from my neck of the woods :).