A New Tomb Raider Movie Is Still In The Works

Tomb Raider, the video game, has seen a dramatic change in tone. It looks as though Hollywood wants to pull off the same trick, rebooting the movie series.

Like most Hollywood/video game projects, the idea has been floating around since 2011, with the project switching hands, different folks attached. A while back Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, who wrote Children of Men and Iron Man, were involved. Now reports state that the screenwriter behind Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent and Snow White and the Huntsman is working on the script. With all due respect, that feel like a bit of a step down.

That being said, with Hollywood there's always a chance the movie will never made/released/written. There are so many bloody video game movies waiting to be greenlit and I suspect about 10% of them will actually make it to cinemas. That being said, I think I'd like to see a new Tomb Raider movie.

I think.

Warner Bros. & MGM Team for 'TMNT' Writer's 'Tomb Raider' Reboot [FirstShowing]


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    Playing Tomb Raider I couldn't help but notice how similar it was to Arrow. At the time I thought the engine would be perfect for a Green Arrow game, but now I'm thinking the opposite may be true too. Bring the island portions of Arrow to the big screen as a single story running similar to Tomb Raider's rebooted plot. Maybe knock the magic side of it down a notch. Take Lara a little more serious and intentionally ignore the fact she's hot and I think you've got yourself a movie that would take a pretty catastrophic script to screw up.

      Never underestimate Hollywood's ability to screw up a good video game franchise.

      I'm currently playing through my copy of Tomb Raider (from last week's Humble Bundle), and the first few hours of the game also reminded me a lot of the island flashbacks from Arrow.

      Other times it feels like I'm in The Hunger Games because I tend to use the bow more than anything else and reboot Lara has a slight resemblance to Jennifer Lawrence in the film.

    I didn't mind the Angelina Jolie Tomb Raider movies to be honest. They certainly weren't perfect, but I didn't think they were terrible either.

    Mind you, I wouldn't mind seeing it get given a second chance.

      I'm not an Angelina Jolie fan, I'm also not a fan of movies made from video games, but I thought the films were surprisingly good! She did a great job.

      C'mon. It was terrible! She wouldn't save her father's life but saved her treacherous ex??!?!

    You had me disinterested at "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."

    In the right hands, it could be great. But not those hands..

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