Why haven’t we seen any more Lara Croft: Tomb Raider movies in a while?  The rights reverted back to game creator Eidos a few years ago and apparently there has been a bidding war over which studio would pick up the franchise.  The Hollywood Reporter is noting Time Warner invested more money into the game company, which included the film rights.  Now the studio is trying to put something together for the next generation of movie goers.

The new project, however, is expected to revamp the character and her mission and bear little resemblance to the original pictures. It will reimagine the origins of the character, her love interest and the main villain.

As an open-writing assignment, the project is still in its nascent stages. An actress who could play the role Angelina Jolie made famous would likely come on after a writer and director are attached.

I think Angelina Jolie may not be young enough to reprise her role, so who should take over the mantle of the tomb raider? My money is on Megan Fox, but you can use the comment section below to throw out your wish list of actresses.

via THR

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  1. hermit
    January 28, 2009 at 9:00 am — Reply

    can’t be megan fox, her boobs are not big enough.

  2. Techwrekfix
    January 28, 2009 at 9:13 am — Reply

    How about Jessica Biel?

  3. Slappy
    January 28, 2009 at 9:28 am — Reply

    I believe that Bea Arthur would make a very sexy and convincing Laura Croft.

  4. January 28, 2009 at 9:28 am — Reply

    Hermit sez: her boobs are not big enough
    And I sez: Neither are Angelina Jolie’s. She wore prosthetics in both movies.

  5. hermit
    January 28, 2009 at 9:49 am — Reply

    nah, she had big enough boobs. maybe she wore prosthetics, but a good push-up bra and she’d be good to go. her boobs are, how can i say it gently, flabby.

    megan fox on the other hand have no choice but to have prosthetics.

    i’d personnally go with the girl in the picture, but i doubt her talents as an actress.

  6. January 28, 2009 at 10:26 am — Reply

    C’mon, Stephen, on what planet is Angelina Jolie too old to play Lara Croft?

    Maybe she just seems older than she actually is because she has 27 kids…

  7. Rodrigo
    January 28, 2009 at 11:09 am — Reply

    Angelina Jolie too old? why not just go with CG, supernaked, golden-nippled Angelina Jolie, I hear she’s not doing anything…

  8. Lifeisaglitch
    January 28, 2009 at 12:35 pm — Reply

    Harrison Ford is old, his boobs are getting bigger…just saying.

  9. Shawn
    January 28, 2009 at 12:55 pm — Reply

    It should be the original Lara Croft, Rhona Mitra.

  10. January 28, 2009 at 1:46 pm — Reply

    Where did I say she was old? I said she may not be young enough… big difference :P

  11. Novan Leon
    January 28, 2009 at 2:37 pm — Reply

    Acting ability? And Megan Fox can act?

  12. Slappy
    January 28, 2009 at 4:40 pm — Reply

    Has to be Bea Arthur. Can someone DR. a pic on Lara Croft like it was on Black Pnther?

  13. mosdef
    January 28, 2009 at 4:49 pm — Reply

    shia lebouf, he can pull anything off…
    walks away silently

  14. nu
    January 28, 2009 at 8:39 pm — Reply

    if she wants to play the role of catwoman then i’d say angelina is still spry enough to do some tomb raiding

  15. Frankie
    January 28, 2009 at 11:04 pm — Reply

    I just read about this on…hopefully since Warner is taking control they will give it the serious treatment it needs.

  16. questworld
    January 30, 2009 at 2:09 am — Reply

    I say step away from the cliche Lara Croft of the videogames (i.e. boobs) and make her more realistic as a character. And yes, I think Rhona Mitra could be a good candidate too. No Jolie or Fox please.

  17. Kae
    January 30, 2009 at 4:42 pm — Reply

    Erica Durance for Croft!

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