The new Tomb Raider video game arrives this week, and Square Enix, Crystal Dynamics and Diamond Select Toys have teamed for a new line of Tomb Raider Minimates.
Crystal Dynamics™, a Square Enix® studio, and Dark Horse Comics, today revealed they have partnered to bring the re-imagined Lara Croft back to print in the world of comics. Look for news on the new series following the release of TOMB RAIDER®, the highly anticipated origin story for Lara Croft®, available March 5, 2013, and will chronicle Lara’s journey after her harrowing adventure in the Dragon’s Triangle.
Exquisite Films has announced the latest property to get the adult film treatment is the Tomb Raider franchise, with Tomb Raider XXX: An Exquisite Films Parody. Principal photography has wrapped, and we have exclusive pictures from the set.
The first full on trailer for the upcoming Tomb Raider game has arrived. The animation looks great, and the story works for me, but I know there are a lot of people who are up in arms over Lara’s new look, some of the retconning that is going on and more.
This is sure to make someone’s day, and ruin it for someone else – the Tomb Raider movie franchise is getting reboot at the hands of Graham King. With all the rebooting going on with the Tomb Raider game series (and character histories), it was only a matter of time before the effects trickled down to the theater.
GK Films announced Monday that it has acquired the rights from Square Enix Ltd. and the company expects the new Lara Croft film to arrive in theaters in 2013. What’s really interesting is this is not a new story. We reported on this a little over a year ago when Time Warner was trying to do something with the property. Looks like they never found a way to bring the gaming franchise turned movie franchise to a new generation of movie goers.
Still, no new Lara has been tapped, which means it’s time for the casting couch H’wood hijinx to begin!
Why haven’t we seen any more Lara Croft: Tomb Raider movies in a while?Â 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.Â The Hollywood Reporter is noting Time Warner invested more money into the game company, which included the film rights.Â 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.
Every couple of years, EIDOS rolls out a new model to play the role of Lara Croft at trade shows and promotional events that may or may not feature the Tomb Raider.Â This time around, it’s up to gymnast Alison Carroll to wield the guns of Croft and to promote the upcoming Tomb Raider: Underworld that arrives in November 2008.
Yes, fanboys, there are more pics of Ms. Carroll after the jump.
Top Cow Productions has announced the Death of Tomb Raider storyline is being collected in trade paperback to be released this July. Telling the story of the “final” team-up between the Witchblade and Lara Croft, fans who missed out the first time should check it out.
Move info and the cover after the jump.