I remember when I was a kid in the ’90s, playing “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” on my computer, only making it past Level Two. Then the film with Angelina Jolie as the title character came to the theaters, and I was more excited than I feel I should have been. For all intents and purposes, the film was pretty good and close to the game, despite its flaws. But will I feel as excited about the news that a “Tomb Raider” reboot is underway? I don’t know.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is getting produced by Graham King and his company GK Productions. King has produced films such as “The Departed”, “Blood Diamond”, “Gangs of New York” and “Aviator”(all of which starring Leonardo DiCaprio), as well as the recently released “Rango”, starring Johnny Depp, and “The Young Victoria”, starring Emily Blunt.
This reboot, however, will not feature Jolie as Lara Croft. One of the ideas circling around is to have the reboot be an origin story.
Also, GK Films aims to make a movie franchise from “Tomb Raider” and are aiming for a 2013 release for the first film.
The character is from a popular game franchise developed by Eidos Interactive, which is now part of Square Enix. The games featured a rich adventurer named Lara Croft who, while searching for artifacts and treasure, also pieces together certain mysteries surrounding her life. Crystal Dynamics, an Eidos subsidiary, announced in December that an origin game is in the works.