Crystal Dynamics Wants A 'Tomb Raider' Movie Reboot

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If you are a fan of Lara Croft and the Tomb Raider franchise then today is a pretty significant day for you as it is the official release date of 'Tomb Raider' the highly anticipated relaunch of one of video games' most successful franchise. The game features a younger, more versatile Lara Croft who struggles to find herself and her place in a world that is more than a little bit scary. It's a fresh take on a character that many of us grew up with, focusing on her early years as an explorer who is just trying to survive. The anticipation and excitement revolving around this game led to some forward thinking on the part of Crystal Dynamics. Now that the character has been rebooted and given a fresh take in a new video game, perhaps it is time to revamp the character for the big screen as well?

According to Variety, Crystal Dynamics has been actively thinking of how to bring this new take on an old character to other forms of entertainment, like film, for example. Rather than simply licensing out Lara and her franchise, Crystal Dynamics has teamed up with GK Films to develop a new film version of the Tomb Raider films that will fall more in line with what they have done in the reboot of their franchise. The new game looks at Lara from a more "character driven" perspective, something that GK Films knows a thing or two about having produced films like The Departed and Hugo.

They are working from this new take that we’ve given them, Darrell Gallagher, head of Crystal Dynamics said of GK Films. “It’s a good partnership. We’re seeing the challenges through the same lens…It was important for both of us to have a cohesive version of the franchise…We didn’t want to see a film version that was a continuation of the old ‘Tomb Raider’ films.

A fresh take would be good for Lara, and it is nice to see that the game developers are so invested in making a decent film, something that doesn't always happen when dealing with movies that start as video games first. What do you think of this idea? Are you looking forward to picking up your copy of Tomb Raider? Who do you think should play Lara on the big screen?

Source: Variety

#1 Posted by k4tzm4n (36433 posts) - - Show Bio

That's certainly cool.  I haven't checked out the game yet but it's getting reaaaaaaally good reviews.

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#2 Posted by ccraft (5068 posts) - - Show Bio

I really want the game and a new movie series!

#3 Posted by sora_thekey (8153 posts) - - Show Bio

I actually like this idea..

Just don't put Jennifer Lawrence in the role. I like her a lot but she's in enough franchises.

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#4 Posted by danhimself (22292 posts) - - Show Bio

I am impatiently waiting for my copy of the game to arrive today....really really excited to play it

#5 Posted by thejedster (9 posts) - - Show Bio

I definitely have no qualms about having a grittier Tomb Raider movie reboot. It'd be interesting to see how Crystal Dynamics and GK Films translate this new take on Lara onto the big screen. Having Lara really go through the ringer to essentially transform her up into the icon we're all familiar with is something that would be great to see on film. I'm picking up the game later today after I get off work and I can't wait to play it.

#6 Posted by KRYPTON (1891 posts) - - Show Bio

Hopefully the movie does the character justice, Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix did an outstanding job with the TR reboot. They gave Lara Croft justice.

#7 Posted by SNascimento (438 posts) - - Show Bio

The game is great and film would also be great!

#8 Posted by StMichalofWilson (3690 posts) - - Show Bio

@KRYPTON said:

Hopefully the movie does the character justice, Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix did an outstanding job with the TR reboot. They gave Lara Croft justice.

QFT

#9 Posted by SupremeHyperion (1523 posts) - - Show Bio

I would be a huge fan of this idea as AJ was a horrible Lara Croft (movies made me pretty sick to my stomach). This series needs a reboot to help push the new direction the gaming world has taken Ms. Croft.

#10 Posted by Trodorne (2574 posts) - - Show Bio

They need to doing something original for this reboot. lets cast Angelina Jolie *Straight face*

#11 Posted by akbogert (3200 posts) - - Show Bio

Wonder if they could get Camilla on-board and/or if she has physical acting chops.

#12 Posted by shackle (215 posts) - - Show Bio

@sora_thekey said:

I actually like this idea..

Just don't put Jennifer Lawrence in the role. I like her a lot but she's in enough franchises.

Seriously. She's a great actress, but her overexposure is burning up my appreciation of her talent at a breakneck pace.

#13 Posted by snarkybits (324 posts) - - Show Bio

I am a fan of her new, subdued, look. I found the first Tomb Raider movie to be so awful, and that wasn't just my dislike of Jolie showing through.

As far as who I think should play her in a reboot...gotta go with BROCK LESNAR! Kate Beckinsale or Keira Knightley.

#14 Posted by sentryman555 (747 posts) - - Show Bio

@shackle said:

@sora_thekey said:

I actually like this idea..

Just don't put Jennifer Lawrence in the role. I like her a lot but she's in enough franchises.

Seriously. She's a great actress, but her overexposure is burning up my appreciation of her talent at a breakneck pace.

Not to mention she's already doing the bow and arrow thing in Hunger Games.

#15 Posted by velvetmeds (83 posts) - - Show Bio

If it's as bad as the game (reboot) then no thanks. Let the name die.

#16 Posted by sora_thekey (8153 posts) - - Show Bio

@sentryman555 said:

@shackle said:

@sora_thekey said:

I actually like this idea..

Just don't put Jennifer Lawrence in the role. I like her a lot but she's in enough franchises.

Seriously. She's a great actress, but her overexposure is burning up my appreciation of her talent at a breakneck pace.

Not to mention she's already doing the bow and arrow thing in Hunger Games.

Could lead her into a terrible case of typecasting....

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#17 Posted by Rumble Man (11119 posts) - - Show Bio

old badass lara who uses guns akimbo to shoot gods or new 'down to earth' lara with issues?

#18 Posted by danhimself (22292 posts) - - Show Bio

@velvetmeds said:

If it's as bad as the game (reboot) then no thanks. Let the name die.

You played it?

#19 Posted by Smurfboy (480 posts) - - Show Bio

Did you see Naomi Kyle dressed up (well, her face), with the body of Lara at IGN? I think it looks good. Somebody needs to pull Naomi Kyle off of IGN and make her do the Tomb Raider film.

Yay!!

#20 Posted by Mistah_B (40 posts) - - Show Bio

there is no other choice than Jennifer Lawrence lol

#21 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (6117 posts) - - Show Bio

HOLLYWOOD GOT NOTHIN' ORIGINAL.

#22 Posted by NightFang (9904 posts) - - Show Bio

They should go CGI.

#23 Posted by mk111 (3140 posts) - - Show Bio

The original film was pretty bad, so I say go for it.

#24 Posted by HellknightLeon (69 posts) - - Show Bio

Would be nice... Lets see how the game is first. I like the idea of starting it over... as I hate the hell out of the other movies... just dumb.

#25 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

I know, typical answer but...her...don't know if the acting ability would be up to par but lets be honest...the look is there people. But I know..I know what you are all thinking "been there, done that" already. Still though...one can only wonder...

#26 Posted by danhimself (22292 posts) - - Show Bio

@sora_thekey said:

@sentryman555 said:

@shackle said:

@sora_thekey said:

I actually like this idea..

Just don't put Jennifer Lawrence in the role. I like her a lot but she's in enough franchises.

Seriously. She's a great actress, but her overexposure is burning up my appreciation of her talent at a breakneck pace.

Not to mention she's already doing the bow and arrow thing in Hunger Games.

Could lead her into a terrible case of typecasting....

I agree with all of this but man Jennifer Lawrence would be a really good choice lol

#27 Posted by sora_thekey (8153 posts) - - Show Bio

@danhimself said:

@sora_thekey said:

@sentryman555 said:

@shackle said:

@sora_thekey said:

I actually like this idea..

Just don't put Jennifer Lawrence in the role. I like her a lot but she's in enough franchises.

Seriously. She's a great actress, but her overexposure is burning up my appreciation of her talent at a breakneck pace.

Not to mention she's already doing the bow and arrow thing in Hunger Games.

Could lead her into a terrible case of typecasting....

I agree with all of this but man Jennifer Lawrence would be a really good choice lol

Yeah she would! Aww screw it, just have JLaw play everything... she is simply that good!

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#28 Posted by sentryman555 (747 posts) - - Show Bio

@sora_thekey said:

@danhimself said:

@sora_thekey said:

@sentryman555 said:

@shackle said:

@sora_thekey said:

I actually like this idea..

Just don't put Jennifer Lawrence in the role. I like her a lot but she's in enough franchises.

Seriously. She's a great actress, but her overexposure is burning up my appreciation of her talent at a breakneck pace.

Not to mention she's already doing the bow and arrow thing in Hunger Games.

Could lead her into a terrible case of typecasting....

I agree with all of this but man Jennifer Lawrence would be a really good choice lol

Yeah she would! Aww screw it, just have JLaw play everything... she is simply that good!

Wait! We can do this! Just think of other really good actresses that would fit Laura Croft............yeah just have Lawrence play her......

#29 Posted by sora_thekey (8153 posts) - - Show Bio

@sentryman555 said:

@sora_thekey said:

@danhimself said:

@sora_thekey said:

@sentryman555 said:

@shackle said:

@sora_thekey said:

I actually like this idea..

Just don't put Jennifer Lawrence in the role. I like her a lot but she's in enough franchises.

Seriously. She's a great actress, but her overexposure is burning up my appreciation of her talent at a breakneck pace.

Not to mention she's already doing the bow and arrow thing in Hunger Games.

Could lead her into a terrible case of typecasting....

I agree with all of this but man Jennifer Lawrence would be a really good choice lol

Yeah she would! Aww screw it, just have JLaw play everything... she is simply that good!

Wait! We can do this! Just think of other really good actresses that would fit Laura Croft............yeah just have Lawrence play her......

Well... It's probably going to be her or Anne Hathaway........................................... I pick Jen!

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#30 Posted by sentryman555 (747 posts) - - Show Bio

@sora_thekey said:

@sentryman555 said:

@sora_thekey said:

@danhimself said:

@sora_thekey said:

@sentryman555 said:

@shackle said:

@sora_thekey said:

I actually like this idea..

Just don't put Jennifer Lawrence in the role. I like her a lot but she's in enough franchises.

Seriously. She's a great actress, but her overexposure is burning up my appreciation of her talent at a breakneck pace.

Not to mention she's already doing the bow and arrow thing in Hunger Games.

Could lead her into a terrible case of typecasting....

I agree with all of this but man Jennifer Lawrence would be a really good choice lol

Yeah she would! Aww screw it, just have JLaw play everything... she is simply that good!

Wait! We can do this! Just think of other really good actresses that would fit Laura Croft............yeah just have Lawrence play her......

Well... It's probably going to be her or Anne Hathaway........................................... I pick Jen!

I don't think Hathaway could pull it off either. She doesn't have that adventurer look to her.

#31 Posted by TheHulk (778 posts) - - Show Bio

Hulk no want to see Tomb Raider movie. Hulk no want to see Resident Evil Movie (new one coming in 2014, be aware).

Hulk want to see new SUPER MARIO BROS. movie.

Not another piece of crap like this. One that is ACTUALLY GOOD!!!

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