Tomb Raider Is Also Getting A Reboot At The Theater

Tomb Raider, the video game, is starting fresh with a new Lara Croft adventure planned to reinvigorate the 15-year-old series. That game, simply called Tomb Raider, will be an origin story of sorts for Lara. Now, Hollywood is following suit with its own reboot, planning a new Tomb Raider flick for 2013.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that GK Films has snapped up the franchise's film rights, perhaps telling an origin story of its own, one that would logically rule out Angelina Jolie returning as shorts-wearing adventure Lara Croft. Jolie played her in two films, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) and Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003).

That GK Films is also aiming "create daring new adventures for the young and dynamic Lara Croft" is a good indication that Jolie is out. Who can possibly don Lara's trademark cleavage-maximizing tops and short shorts for a new Tomb Raider movie? Your casting choices are welcome in the comments.

'Tomb Raider's' Lara Croft to Get Reboot [The Hollywood Reporter]


    Megan Fox... of course

    Jessica Alba.
    My missus would rather Kate Beckinsale. I won't say no, either way :P

    Oh dear god, Megan Fox would be AWFUL.

    21st century = the century of the 'reboot'

    Firstly, Megan Fox FOR THE FAIL

    Secondly, why would the movies, a grand total of TWO, need a frickin' re-boot? This re-boot thing is getting so ridiculously out of hand..

    If it has to be done, however, do it right.. Kate Beckinsale has no peer for the role. End of discussion! :)

    Denise Richards - big boobs, nice hip and thighs, fat lips, luscious smile..... oh god what more a man wants?!?!

      Denise Richards would've been perfect for it back in the Starship Trooper days.

    Beckinsale perhaps was good for the role 10 years ago.

    Not anymore though.

    I'd rather they fund Verbinski's Bioshock or something a little more interesting.

    Shouldn't the next series of Tomb Raider movies by animation? or CGI? Then you don't have to worry about a yank doing a UK voice.

      Good point, that international law that states that Americans are forbidden to do voice-work was a great victory for animated films everywhere.

      Can you imagine if they had American leads for The Incredibles, Toy Story, Gnomeo and Juliet, Megamind or Kung Fu Panda?

      Seriously, I'm glad they got in all those French-Polynesians.

    I'm guessing they will go for a young lara croft... wouldn't mind seeing if Emma Roberts could pull it off, otherwise Erica Durance. Else just use one of the Lara Croft models

    I though kotaku was an Aussie game news site. If this was a "copy & paste" from an American site that might explain why "theatre" wasn't spelt right..

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