Tomb Raider's Film Reboot Will Mirror The New Game, Studio Says

Tomb Raider's reboot as a video game seems to have worked out well, so Crystal Dynamics is comfortable talking about their reboot plans for the film too.

Speaking to Variety, Darrell Gallagher said his studio is working with GK Films, producers of Rango and The Departed. Gallagher's remarks stress that whatever the next Tomb Raider film is, it will be consistent with the tone of the game releasing today. "We didn't want to see a film version that was a continuation of the old ‘Tomb Raider' films," he said. "They are working from this new take that we've given them.

A rebooted Tomb Raider movie, departing from the voluptuous Angelina Jolie portrayal of Lara Croft to a steelier, yet vulnerable adventurer, has been talked about before. discussed the project with Graham King (he runs GK Films) back in 2011.

‘Tomb Raider' Reboot Intros Younger Lara Croft [Variety via]


    OR, you can just play the videogame...

    Although, producers of Rango? Hmm...

    So will there be rape controversey again?

      It's only controversial in games. Movies are fine with it.

        Yeah! Ever been to a film festival? 90% of all independent movies are about rape!

      lol its not a game its a movie so raping is fine ... lol ?
      i dont get that logic !!

        Heaps of movies/tv portray rapage - but the second a game vaguely aludes to it UNASSEPTABLE!!!

          It's not that. I can think of games with rape in them that no one had an issue with. It's that in Tomb Raider's case, combined with idiotic comments like "you'll want to protect Lara" and the entire marketing campaign being pretty much, Lara's going to get hurt, people were concerned it was indicative of the attitude towards female characters in the gaming industry. That because Lara was female, they were using the possibility of rape as a cheap tactic to make her vulnerable and make people want to protect her (because people can't connect with a female protagonist, apparently). In comparison, how many male protagonists get threatened with rape as a way to make them seem vulnerable?

          I'm glad to see that in the game they didn't go down that route, but given the information people had before the game's release, I think people were right to raise a few eyebrows.

            I don't think they've changed the 'questionable' scene at all either. Storm in a teacup caused by a stupid comment by someone in the development team, basically. Not unlike the whole Girlfriend Mode controversy around Borderlands 2.

    Was wondering if we'd see a new Tomb Raider film to go along with the reboot. Glad to see they're making one. Really enjoying the new Tomb Raider and Lara Croft.

    So there will be a point in the movie where she laments the killing of a human being and then proceed to headshot every baddie with little remorse?

    Bring on Camilla Luddington as Lara I say. I think she would be perfect!

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