The new Tomb Raider really is a great game (review coming very soon), so maybe it's time to see another movie, too.
Now that the video game reboot of the legendary series is on store shelves, Variety reports that a film reboot is coming.
It seems GK Films, responsible for Academy Award Best Picture winners "The Departed" and this year's "Argo," will be producing the new "Tomb Raider" movie. The good news is that developer Crystal Dynamics will be "working closely" with GK Films rather than just signing off on the licensing. Said studio boss Darrell Gallagher:
"They are working from this new take that we’ve given them. It’s a good partnership. We’re seeing the challenges through the same lens."
Gallagher added that this new movie won't be a sequel to 2001's original "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" or the 2003 follow-up, "Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life." Angelina Jolie played the iconic protagonist in each, although it's not known if she will return for this reboot. It's worthwhile to note that "Californication" actress Camilla Luddington voiced Lara in the new game, and even provided the motion capture. So… C'mon, she's cute. And I've never understood Jolie's appeal, anyway.
Related Game(s): Tomb Raider