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The Tomb Raider movie reboot will have a younger Lara Croft

Mar. 5, 2013by: Jesse Giroux

Tomb Raider Reboot

The Tomb Raider series has had a rough couple of years. It looks like it is rebounding nicely though with the new game getting great reviews and excitement seems to be high. So what better time to get an update on the film reboot?

Variety has an article that primarily covers what inspired the people at Crystal Dynamics while they were working on the reboot of the iconic character. It shouldn't surprise you that since the game is a reboot that they took a look at certain films like BATMAN BEGINS and CASINO ROYALE to see what worked for them.

As far as plans for the movie reboot, Crystal Dynamics is working with GK Films on the project as opposed to just selling the movie rights and having no input. This is very important according to Darrell Gallagher, who is the head of studio at Crystal Dynamics:

They are working from this new take that we’ve given them. It’s a good partnership. We’re seeing the challenges through the same lens.

He also goes on to say that the film would follow the younger Lara Croft that has been established in the new game:

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.

Regardless of how you feel about the two TOMB RAIDER films, both made a bunch of money (even if the second one was a bit of a disappointment) and with the hype as high as it is for the new game, right now is the best time to get this reboot going. I wonder if the film will be as graphic as the video game reboot, which is the first in the series to receive a "Mature" rating. The most obvious question though: who will play Lara Croft?

In case you were wondering, the new Tomb Raider game is out today and even Conan O'Brien loves it.

Extra Tidbit: I don't think she'd be interested in the role, but I could see Jennifer Lawrence as Lara Croft.
Source: Variety

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9:01AM on 03/06/2013

Yvonne Strahovski

She already knows how to do action.
She already knows how to do action.
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12:07AM on 03/06/2013
I had to look up Lauren Cohan since many of the posters listed her as a choice, and she does look the part. (Note: As a big Lara Croft fan, I was really let down by the Jolie films - the casting, and the execution - so I hope the film reboot does the character justice).

Oh! And yes, I could see Jennifer Lawrence as Lara Croft, too!

EDIT: I just realized that Lauren Cohan one of the actresses from The Walking Dead! I didn't know it was her, at first glance, since I saw pics of her with
I had to look up Lauren Cohan since many of the posters listed her as a choice, and she does look the part. (Note: As a big Lara Croft fan, I was really let down by the Jolie films - the casting, and the execution - so I hope the film reboot does the character justice).

Oh! And yes, I could see Jennifer Lawrence as Lara Croft, too!

EDIT: I just realized that Lauren Cohan one of the actresses from The Walking Dead! I didn't know it was her, at first glance, since I saw pics of her with longer hair...lol
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12:05AM on 03/06/2013
Are Hawk Ostby and Mark Fergus still writing this? I thought it was confirmed some time back that the reboot film would be related the new game, and that it would feature a younger Lara.

As for casting suggestions, Caitlin Stasey, Kaya Scodelario and Emilia Clarke. I'd really want Lauren Cohan too, but I think she's a little outside the age range they're going for now. And since she's doing the voice and motion capture already, perhaps Camilla Luddington too.
Are Hawk Ostby and Mark Fergus still writing this? I thought it was confirmed some time back that the reboot film would be related the new game, and that it would feature a younger Lara.

As for casting suggestions, Caitlin Stasey, Kaya Scodelario and Emilia Clarke. I'd really want Lauren Cohan too, but I think she's a little outside the age range they're going for now. And since she's doing the voice and motion capture already, perhaps Camilla Luddington too.
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9:40PM on 03/05/2013

Honestly...

I think they should go with the girl who's actually voicing Lara Croft in the video game... Camilla Luddington. British, attractive... I think she'd be great.

Lauren Cohan wouldn't be a bad choice either. She'd probably be my 2nd choice after Camilla Luddington.
I think they should go with the girl who's actually voicing Lara Croft in the video game... Camilla Luddington. British, attractive... I think she'd be great.

Lauren Cohan wouldn't be a bad choice either. She'd probably be my 2nd choice after Camilla Luddington.
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9:19PM on 03/05/2013
I'm thinking Sarah Bolger or Katie McGrath. Look them up.

Though Lauren Cohan is a fine choice.
I'm thinking Sarah Bolger or Katie McGrath. Look them up.

Though Lauren Cohan is a fine choice.
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8:33PM on 03/05/2013

Lauren Cohan!

I'm glad I'm not the only one who sees it
I'm glad I'm not the only one who sees it
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6:28PM on 03/05/2013

Only one woman for the job.

Gemma Arterton.
Done.
Gemma Arterton.
Done.
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8:29PM on 03/05/2013
I like it.
I like it.
6:28PM on 03/05/2013
Emily Blunt for Lara Croft.

She kicked major ass in Looper. She stole the whole film.
Emily Blunt for Lara Croft.

She kicked major ass in Looper. She stole the whole film.
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8:49AM on 03/06/2013
That's the best choice I've read so far.
That's the best choice I've read so far.
12:25PM on 03/07/2013
Thanks dude.
Thanks dude.
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5:15PM on 03/05/2013
This is not meant to be interpreted with any negativity, but I'm seeing a lot of small-chested actresses being touted in the comments section. There is nothing wrong with a small chest, but isn't Lara Croft's hefty bosom one of her defining visual characteristics? It wouldn't be right to cast a small-chested actress and have her stuff her bra, but it also wouldn't be right to have a small-chested Lara Croft.
That said, I think the absolute best choice for the role would have to be a young Jane
This is not meant to be interpreted with any negativity, but I'm seeing a lot of small-chested actresses being touted in the comments section. There is nothing wrong with a small chest, but isn't Lara Croft's hefty bosom one of her defining visual characteristics? It wouldn't be right to cast a small-chested actress and have her stuff her bra, but it also wouldn't be right to have a small-chested Lara Croft.
That said, I think the absolute best choice for the role would have to be a young Jane Seymour. But we're about 30 years too late.
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6:58PM on 03/05/2013
the new version isnt big chested [link]
the new version isnt big chested [link]
7:17PM on 03/05/2013
Coremax, have you ever seen a busty woman in a bra and a tight tanktop? That's what they look like, in the link you posted. Those are easily D-cups, which are generally referred to as big boobs. B-cups and smaller don't look like that. So Lara is still busty, but the clothing she wears has a more realistic effect on her breasts than it did in the old games.
Coremax, have you ever seen a busty woman in a bra and a tight tanktop? That's what they look like, in the link you posted. Those are easily D-cups, which are generally referred to as big boobs. B-cups and smaller don't look like that. So Lara is still busty, but the clothing she wears has a more realistic effect on her breasts than it did in the old games.
8:43PM on 03/05/2013
You do know they even enhanced Angelina's cup size in the original movies? SO is this like the female equivelant to Tom Cruise cast as Jack Reacher, you can't cast an actress with a small chest? Grow up dude seriously
You do know they even enhanced Angelina's cup size in the original movies? SO is this like the female equivelant to Tom Cruise cast as Jack Reacher, you can't cast an actress with a small chest? Grow up dude seriously
4:34PM on 03/05/2013
I don't like when my favorite, beloved video games get made into movies. I was mad when it happened with Tomb Raider, and I was mad when it happened with Doom. And I'll be mad if it happens to Bishock. Video games are great experiences all on their own if done right, just leave them be. That being said, I gotta pick up Tomb Raider on the way home from work-can't wait! Lara's been my soul sister ever since I played TR in 1996. Oh the adventures....
I don't like when my favorite, beloved video games get made into movies. I was mad when it happened with Tomb Raider, and I was mad when it happened with Doom. And I'll be mad if it happens to Bishock. Video games are great experiences all on their own if done right, just leave them be. That being said, I gotta pick up Tomb Raider on the way home from work-can't wait! Lara's been my soul sister ever since I played TR in 1996. Oh the adventures....
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3:25PM on 03/05/2013

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Emma Watson is sexy and talented for the role but she's too tiny in my opinion. I can't buy that she could kick anybody's ass.
Emma Watson is sexy and talented for the role but she's too tiny in my opinion. I can't buy that she could kick anybody's ass.
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1:54PM on 03/05/2013

felicity jones or Kaya Scodelario etc genuine Brit babes and great actresses


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1:43PM on 03/05/2013

British (or aussie at the least) Girl please!

British Actress for Lara Croft. British are faar talented and a genuine Brit would be awesome as Lara.Lots of babes (actress and models )in Britain!
British Actress for Lara Croft. British are faar talented and a genuine Brit would be awesome as Lara.Lots of babes (actress and models )in Britain!
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1:26PM on 03/05/2013

Jennifer Lawrence, Yes!!!

Too bad they will go for Kristen Stewert...
Too bad they will go for Kristen Stewert...
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2:12PM on 03/05/2013
Fuck no to both of those choices!
Fuck no to both of those choices!
9:20PM on 03/05/2013
JLaw already has the Hunger Games. No need for a monopoly.

Also, FUCK NO to Kristin Stewart.
JLaw already has the Hunger Games. No need for a monopoly.

Also, FUCK NO to Kristin Stewart.
1:16PM on 03/05/2013

Emilia Clarke?

I didnt enjoy any of the previous films. Angelina was the right choice then but the story and characters in both movies were virtually inexistent, I couldnt care less.

I think Emilia Clarke could be a good Lara Croft.
I didnt enjoy any of the previous films. Angelina was the right choice then but the story and characters in both movies were virtually inexistent, I couldnt care less.

I think Emilia Clarke could be a good Lara Croft.
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12:24PM on 03/05/2013

Oh man,

Conan O'Brian is hilarious.
Conan O'Brian is hilarious.
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12:21PM on 03/05/2013

Good idea

those Jolie movies were shit.
those Jolie movies were shit.
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12:14PM on 03/05/2013
Emma Watson?
Emma Watson?
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12:41PM on 03/05/2013
i like the idea. seems like shes been looking for a way to separate herself from the potter movies, and they give her an already built fanbase
i like the idea. seems like shes been looking for a way to separate herself from the potter movies, and they give her an already built fanbase
9:21PM on 03/05/2013
Too short.
Too short.
11:32AM on 03/05/2013
Wasn't Jolie in her mid-20s when she played Croft? How much younger to they need to go? When they reboot again in 15 years will Croft be a globe-trotting fetus?
Wasn't Jolie in her mid-20s when she played Croft? How much younger to they need to go? When they reboot again in 15 years will Croft be a globe-trotting fetus?
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11:09AM on 03/05/2013
The Angelina Jolie Tomb raider films were pulp and seemed so unrelated to each other. I think the whole thing should have been a franchise from the start with recurring plot lines and characters, you know, a world. It was approached as a one off film and then another one off film. Tie these together. Start a franchise.
The Angelina Jolie Tomb raider films were pulp and seemed so unrelated to each other. I think the whole thing should have been a franchise from the start with recurring plot lines and characters, you know, a world. It was approached as a one off film and then another one off film. Tie these together. Start a franchise.
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11:08AM on 03/05/2013
Might as well use the actress who does the voice of Lara Croft. She's hot and a pretty decent actress: [link]
Might as well use the actress who does the voice of Lara Croft. She's hot and a pretty decent actress: [link]
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11:07AM on 03/05/2013
Lauren Cohan for Lara Croft.
Lauren Cohan for Lara Croft.
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11:05AM on 03/05/2013
if they are looking to cast young i could see Imogen Poots in this. i believe she has the range to pull off going from frightened survivor to badass lady rambo. dye her hair dark and shes good to go

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if they are looking to cast young i could see Imogen Poots in this. i believe she has the range to pull off going from frightened survivor to badass lady rambo. dye her hair dark and shes good to go

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