Yes, another reboot. GK Films is kicking of their new and (hopefully) improved Tomb Raider with the writers behind Iron Man and Cowboys & Aliens — Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby. They hope to create a “young and dynamic Lara Croft” and a new adventure story for the franchise (see more below on the original video game).
Simon West directed Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in 2001, and two years later it was Jan de Bont with the less-successful Cradle of Life (the first made almost $275 million worldwide, the second only $156 million). While finding an adequate director for the reboot should be straightforward enough, it seems unimaginable that any actress can hold a candle to Angelina Jolie, in this or any other franchise. But assuming that her Lara Croft days are indeed over, lets dreamcast the reboot. We’ll leave out those who already have or had franchises (i.e. Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Beckinsale, Milla Jovovich, Charlize Theron, etc). We’ve included a few that are probably a) too young, b) too short, c) not tough enough, d) too blonde or c) can’t act. But humor us, and vote below.
Among GK Film’s other projects in the works: Jolie’s Bosnian love story, Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows, and Martin Scorsese’s Hugo Cabret, to name a few. Recent box office successes include Rango and The Town, and with nearly $278 million worldwide, their Jolie-Johnny Depp vehicle, The Tourist, can’t be ignored.
UPDATE: Zoe Saldana already has an action vehicle in which she yields guns in her underwear and sucks lollipops.
The original TOMB RAIDER game was published in 1996 by the London based video game company Eidos and became one of the most successful video games of the time. Today Eidos (including Crystal Dynamics), is part of an international interactive entertainment group, Square Enix Europe and the stage is set for this new chapter in TOMB RAIDER history.
A pop culture phenomenon, the original games have sold over 35million game units worldwide and Lara Croft, along with Mario Brothers is the most recognized name in gaming history.