Warner Bros. Pictures recently acquired the rights to the Tomb Raider films because of Time Warners’ upped stake in Eidos and are now in the early phases of development for a new Tomb Raider movie.
The scary thing is that while the last Tomb Raider movie, starring Angelina Jolie only came out a couple of years ago, producer Dan Lin, who is responsible for the upcoming Sherlock Holmes film as well as Warner Bros. want to refresh the entire franchise and start over, meaning no more Jolie as well.
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This means that the new movies will have new actors, new writers and new directors and while a lot of people thought that the Tomb Raider movies were above average as far as game-to-movie adaptations go, I really think that there is a lot more potential to do something really interesting with the franchise and the Lara Croft character.
This move comes as one of desperation for the Tomb Raider franchise as sales of the latest game were far from spectacular and it has become clear that something new is needed to bring Lara back to the status that she had back in her glory days of Tomb Raider 2.
Since the project is in such an early phase, there is no news on who may take the helm as director and who will done the tight clothing of Lara Croft this time around.
Last Updated: January 28, 2009