'Tomb Raider' Reboot in the Works
Warners Has Acquired the Property
Published: 01/28/2009 10:54am
According to The Hollywood Reporter Warner Bros. and producer Don Lin are working on a revival of the Lara Croft: Tomb Raider franchise, which is based on the video game from Eidos.
Lin, the producer behind the Guy Ritchie-helmed Sherlock Holmes movie starring Robert Downey Jr. (see “Best in Shows: 2009, Part II”), is developing the Tomb Raider project. According to The Reporter, neither a writer nor a director has been assigned to the project so far, and no actresses have been mentioned to take over the role played by Angelina Jolie in the first two films.
The first Tomb Raider film made $275 million worldwide, while the second brought in $157 million. Top Cow published a 50-issue Tomb Raider comic book series that ran from 1999 to 2005, and issued a mammoth Tomb Raider compendium that included all 50 issues (though not the one-shots or the 12-issue Journeys series) in 2006 (with a hardcover edition in 2008). The movie also spawned a wave of action figures and statues aimed at the collector market.
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