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Marti Noxon to pen the adventures of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider

06.12.2013

Angelina Jolie is out of this world good looking and a good actress to boot, but did she really do Lara Croft justice? I suppose that's kind of a hard question. Before 2001 (and I'm sure this is debatable), there wasn't much complexity to Lara. Then again, there haven't been very many legitimately good video game movies.

MGM decided to give TOMB RAIDER another go on the big screen especially since a rather beautiful update in animation in 2012 (well, 2013 because of a delayed release) gave the game new life. A story is still being worked out but will follow, "archaeologist Lara Croft as she sets off on one of her international adventures." There's no one up to play the title role, however there is now a writer on the script.

Marti Noxon (FRIGHT NIGHT, I AM NUMBER 4) will be the one to pen Lara's adventures. I know I listed some movies next to her name but Noxon is more well known for her writing on BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER. She did a good job with updating FRIGHT NIGHT. David Tennant was a big win for me. I wasn't too keen on I AM NUMBER 4. She does great work with female characters so I have no doubt that this will be worth watching. Let's just hope they get a good Lara.

Extra Tidbit: "What's under the skirt, Lara?" If you watched Camilla Luddington (the new model and voice for Lara) on CALIFORNICATION, you already know. Go ahead and google it. Very NSFW.
Source: Variety

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11:35AM on 06/13/2013
"archaeologist Lara Croft as she sets off on one of her international adventures"
Archaeologist? When was she ever become one?
"archaeologist Lara Croft as she sets off on one of her international adventures"
Archaeologist? When was she ever become one?
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9:33PM on 06/13/2013
Lara Croft has been an archaeologist from day one. In the "adventurer archaeologist" sense like Indiana Jones, of course.
Lara Croft has been an archaeologist from day one. In the "adventurer archaeologist" sense like Indiana Jones, of course.
9:53AM on 06/13/2013
Just throwing this out there as an idea for casting. But considering the reboot follows a much younger Lara Croft, and the rebooted movie franchise will presumably follow suit. Why not get a younger actress to take on the role of Lara? I was thinking Emma Watson, after watching Perks of a Wallflower and a few trailers for the Bling Ring, that girl has got crazy good charisma on screen. Hermione could use a new franchise. If not her, than Emily Blunt.
Just throwing this out there as an idea for casting. But considering the reboot follows a much younger Lara Croft, and the rebooted movie franchise will presumably follow suit. Why not get a younger actress to take on the role of Lara? I was thinking Emma Watson, after watching Perks of a Wallflower and a few trailers for the Bling Ring, that girl has got crazy good charisma on screen. Hermione could use a new franchise. If not her, than Emily Blunt.
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3:13AM on 06/13/2013

need a strong actress here...

Ginna Carrano is the girl !!
Ginna Carrano is the girl !!
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3:08AM on 06/13/2013
It gets a green for Lara Croft film. Not sure who this writer is. Never watched Buffy but saw I am Number 4, it was ok but I just hope they do it justice coz the latest game was CRAZY FUN.
It gets a green for Lara Croft film. Not sure who this writer is. Never watched Buffy but saw I am Number 4, it was ok but I just hope they do it justice coz the latest game was CRAZY FUN.
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10:54PM on 06/12/2013

LOL NOXON.

Noxon, the woman responsible for the worst buffy episode ("Dead Man's Party") AND the worst Buffy season (6) is still getting work!!! This is fantastic!!!!!!
Noxon, the woman responsible for the worst buffy episode ("Dead Man's Party") AND the worst Buffy season (6) is still getting work!!! This is fantastic!!!!!!
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10:57PM on 06/12/2013
"She does great work with female characters "

yea she did WONDERS for female empowerment in I am Number Four
"She does great work with female characters "

yea she did WONDERS for female empowerment in I am Number Four
11:24PM on 06/12/2013
Lol, let's not forget about "Bad Eggs." However, I thought "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered," and "The Wish," were a lot fun.
Lol, let's not forget about "Bad Eggs." However, I thought "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered," and "The Wish," were a lot fun.
11:24PM on 06/12/2013
Lol, let's not forget about "Bad Eggs." However, I thought "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered," and "The Wish," were a lot fun.
Lol, let's not forget about "Bad Eggs." However, I thought "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered," and "The Wish," were a lot fun.
12:01AM on 06/13/2013
yea "The Wish" is legit
yea "The Wish" is legit
10:34PM on 06/12/2013
It's nice to have a female writer on board for Tomb Raider (just as Rhianna Pratchett was lead writer for the new game), but what happened to Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, who were already confirmed to be writing the film? As for who might play a younger Lara, I wouldn't mind Emilia Clarke in the part. The first Tomb Raider film is definitely a guilty pleasure of mine. I really don't think it's that bad. Not as much a fan of the second one, though. We're long overdue a new take on the character
It's nice to have a female writer on board for Tomb Raider (just as Rhianna Pratchett was lead writer for the new game), but what happened to Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, who were already confirmed to be writing the film? As for who might play a younger Lara, I wouldn't mind Emilia Clarke in the part. The first Tomb Raider film is definitely a guilty pleasure of mine. I really don't think it's that bad. Not as much a fan of the second one, though. We're long overdue a new take on the character and while I would have preferred a fun, swashbuckling Indiana Jones-ish approach, I guess basing the movie on the new videogame might work better, given the warm reception that game has had.
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10:23PM on 06/12/2013
Lauren Cohan, Evangeline Lilly, Emily Blunt, Gemma Arterton, or, Hayley Atwell would all be ferric choices.
Lauren Cohan, Evangeline Lilly, Emily Blunt, Gemma Arterton, or, Hayley Atwell would all be ferric choices.
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10:23PM on 06/12/2013
Would all be terrific choices.
Would all be terrific choices.
1:47AM on 06/13/2013
I'd go with either Gemma Arterton or Hayley Atwell.
I'd go with either Gemma Arterton or Hayley Atwell.
10:19PM on 06/12/2013
I'm not familiar with the games, but it would be cool to have some more female lead action movies. Hopefully the script is better than the other 2 movies. As for casting, I think Erica Durance would be a good fit. I thought she did a good job as lois lane in Smallville. I guess it depends on the age they're going for in this new movie.
I'm not familiar with the games, but it would be cool to have some more female lead action movies. Hopefully the script is better than the other 2 movies. As for casting, I think Erica Durance would be a good fit. I thought she did a good job as lois lane in Smallville. I guess it depends on the age they're going for in this new movie.
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