GK Films have announced that they have bought the film rights to the Tomb Raider franchise from Square Enix. GK Films will be looking to reboot the successful franchise with a new movie hitting the big screen in 2013.
GK Films’ Graham King and Tim Headington will produce the project. No writer or anything has been hired on for the project, but the ball should get rolling on that soon enough. King and company are looking to reboot and cite the goal of creating “daring new adventures for the young and dynamic Lara Croft.”
“We are very excited to be rebooting what is already a hugely successful film franchise and continuing the Tomb Raider phenomenon,” said King.
The Tomb Raider was a highly successful game franchise in the 90′s. Then the adventure took to the big screen (played by Angelina Jolie) in 2001 to bring Lara Croft’s adventure to the big screen. Returning to film in 2003, the two movies have continued the success of that Tomb Raider franchise. The two movies have combined to make over $430 million worldwide.
Jolie has gone on to become something of the face of Lara Croft over the years. Furthermore, she recently worked with producer Graham King on The Tourist. So, I guess there’s always a chance King will want to bring Jolie in again to reprise the role. However, using words like “reboot” and “young” in the press release, it’s looking somewhat doubtful.
At this point, though, I’ve become accustomed to Jolie being Croft. I’m not entirely sure who I would like to see replace her if that is the route they go. How about you? Any thoughts or suggestions of who should be the new Lara Croft?
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