Lara Croft May Return to the Big Screen
Posted on January 28, 2009Lara Croft has been on plenty of missions in the video game world but she hasn't been on the big screen since 2003. The Hollywood Reporter says the film series may soon get a reboot.
Warners Bros. and producer Dan Lin are in early development on a a reboot of "Tomb Raider," the popular video game action franchise.The Hollywood Reporter says planning for the film is still in its early stages and an actress to play the Lara Croft role won't be named until a writer and director are attached to the project.
"Tomb Raider," which was published in 1996 by a London-based video game company called Eidos, was a wildly popular game that involved the daredevil archaeologist Lara Croft on a series of global missions. Several spinoff games have been published since, with a 10th-anniversary edition of the game released in 2006.
Paramount previously made the two movies based on the game, but the rights have since reverted to Eidos. When Time Warner upped its stake to 19.92% in Eidos in December, films rights to the property were included as part of the deal.
Lin will produce the project via his Lin Pictures banner while Stephen Gilchrist will co-produce; Ian Livingstone of Eidos will exec produce. Matt Reilly is overseeing for Warners. Lin is the producer behind Warners' upcoming Guy Ritchie-directed update of "Sherlock Holmes" and the adventure film "Jonny Quest."
British gymanst Alison Carroll is currently the face of Lara Croft's video games. Take a look: