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Tomb Raider reboot an origin story and character piece

11.21.2011

We haven't heard much about the reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise other than the fact that it exists and Olivia Wilde has denied she's going to be Lara Croft on Twitter.

But there's a bit of an update from producer Graham King about it via ComingSoon, and what his vision is for the project, even before a director and star sign on.

"Listen, the box office, they weren't disasters but I find it interesting that the story that we're telling is really the story before she became Lara Croft, so it is a character piece. It does have a lot of really great characters, but it's a lot of action and a lot of fun, and for me, it's something very different. I've not really done a movie like that before, but I really gravitated to rebooting this franchise and we're going to give it a shot."

In terms of pure casting, you don't get much better than Angelina Jolie as a mature Lara Croft, but unfortunately, the movies were rather lacking. I have my doubts a reboot is going to solve anything, but if they actually do stop and focus on the character, I think it would do them some good without question. Just don't start saying things like "it's going to be darker and grittier like BATMAN BEGINS." That never ends well. 

Extra Tidbit: Sounds a lot like the new game, which tells the origin of Croft. I wonder if they'll have the same plot?
Source: ComingSoon

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3:31PM on 11/22/2011
I would like it if its as dark as the new upcoming game.
I would like it if its as dark as the new upcoming game.
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12:00AM on 11/22/2011
If she proves that she can act, I think Elyse Porterfield should play a younger Lara Croft: [link]
She looks like a young Angelina Jolie and casting somebody who's still pretty much an unknown might be a wise decision, since rebooting something like Tomb Raider into a prequel is a big enough risk already. All that would be left to see is if Elyse Porterfield can carry a role like that.
I know they're veering into a different direction with the right blend of character and action but I still
If she proves that she can act, I think Elyse Porterfield should play a younger Lara Croft: [link]
She looks like a young Angelina Jolie and casting somebody who's still pretty much an unknown might be a wise decision, since rebooting something like Tomb Raider into a prequel is a big enough risk already. All that would be left to see is if Elyse Porterfield can carry a role like that.
I know they're veering into a different direction with the right blend of character and action but I still think they should try to maintain some physical similarities between the two Laras (assuming they don't do something crazy with the timeline). Even if the movie is associated with a different studio, if they manage to get people familiar with the Tomb Raider movies to say, "Wow, she does look like a young Lara Croft...", *ka ching!*
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9:41AM on 11/22/2011
You make a good point except that bitch looks absolutely nothing like Angelina Jolie.. And she's only done one short film
You make a good point except that bitch looks absolutely nothing like Angelina Jolie.. And she's only done one short film
7:40PM on 11/21/2011

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You know what mades the games fun. a woman with big tits shooting things and jumping around. you know what will make the movies fun?
You know what mades the games fun. a woman with big tits shooting things and jumping around. you know what will make the movies fun?
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5:44PM on 11/21/2011
Sounds freaking awesomzzzzzzzzzz, sorry I fell asleep.
Sounds freaking awesomzzzzzzzzzz, sorry I fell asleep.
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5:26PM on 11/21/2011
Sounds like a good idea. I've always thought the source material was worthy of better treatment than what it got in the movies. And also someone hotter than Angelina, and someone who can act.
Sounds like a good idea. I've always thought the source material was worthy of better treatment than what it got in the movies. And also someone hotter than Angelina, and someone who can act.
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5:12PM on 11/21/2011

Gemma Arterton

Surely she's perfect for the younger Lara Croft?
Surely she's perfect for the younger Lara Croft?
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4:49PM on 11/21/2011

no, no, no fuck NO!!

Are they going to make the game level from TR5:Chronicles into a full length story???!?
Are they going to make the game level from TR5:Chronicles into a full length story???!?
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3:59PM on 11/21/2011
MEW, Wilde, and Jaimie Alexander could all possibly make a decent younger Lara Croft. Evangeline Lilly shows she has the chops from LOST and now The Hobbit, plus the redesigned video game character sorta looks like Kate from LOST anyway.
MEW, Wilde, and Jaimie Alexander could all possibly make a decent younger Lara Croft. Evangeline Lilly shows she has the chops from LOST and now The Hobbit, plus the redesigned video game character sorta looks like Kate from LOST anyway.
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4:21AM on 11/22/2011
Yes! She is so damn hot. I just hated her character on Lost
Yes! She is so damn hot. I just hated her character on Lost
3:55PM on 11/21/2011

Here's a thought

How about lauren cohen? She was in supernatural as bella the thief, Chuck as Volkov's daughter and is currently on The Walking Dead as the farmer's daughter. She is beautiful, young, brunette, built and British
How about lauren cohen? She was in supernatural as bella the thief, Chuck as Volkov's daughter and is currently on The Walking Dead as the farmer's daughter. She is beautiful, young, brunette, built and British
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3:40PM on 11/21/2011
Evangeline Lilly would also be perfect for this.
Evangeline Lilly would also be perfect for this.
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3:24PM on 11/21/2011
"the story that we're telling is really the story before she became Lara Croft"

So it's just that she was born? That's how she became Lara Croft...

I kid, of course. But do we really need this movie? I understand the first two were no good, but does it really warrant the need for a good movie? Just leave it at that.
"the story that we're telling is really the story before she became Lara Croft"

So it's just that she was born? That's how she became Lara Croft...

I kid, of course. But do we really need this movie? I understand the first two were no good, but does it really warrant the need for a good movie? Just leave it at that.
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2:35PM on 11/21/2011
The tomb raider franchise is one of those great mysteries, the premise is "Indiana Jones with tits and guns" so how can you possibly screw that up? Well... there are two movies showing us exactly how. Not Jolie's fault either, she's pretty much perfect casting... i blame the directors :)
The tomb raider franchise is one of those great mysteries, the premise is "Indiana Jones with tits and guns" so how can you possibly screw that up? Well... there are two movies showing us exactly how. Not Jolie's fault either, she's pretty much perfect casting... i blame the directors :)
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1:55PM on 11/21/2011

Eliza Dushku

Ooooh i'm a sucker for dushku... you know she could pass for Lara Croft (in looks that is)But would she be able to play the part...
Ooooh i'm a sucker for dushku... you know she could pass for Lara Croft (in looks that is)But would she be able to play the part...
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1:18PM on 11/21/2011
I totally don't have any interest in Tomb Raider anymore. So reboot what you want...
I totally don't have any interest in Tomb Raider anymore. So reboot what you want...
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12:48PM on 11/21/2011
Olivia Wilde would be a great choice for the reboot. Or the main female lead in the Underworld prequel.
Olivia Wilde would be a great choice for the reboot. Or the main female lead in the Underworld prequel.
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12:26PM on 11/21/2011
Always the same bull shit story from people producing reboots and remakes. "character piece" "true to the..." etc.
Always the same bull shit story from people producing reboots and remakes. "character piece" "true to the..." etc.
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12:21PM on 11/21/2011
Call me nuts but if they changed her hair and put her through heavy training, I think Emma Stone could make a great young Lara Croft.
Call me nuts but if they changed her hair and put her through heavy training, I think Emma Stone could make a great young Lara Croft.
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3:54PM on 11/21/2011
Hahaha...I knew this would get huge negative comments.
Hahaha...I knew this would get huge negative comments.
9:31AM on 11/22/2011
It's too early to be smokin crack
It's too early to be smokin crack
12:15PM on 11/22/2011
I'll support you. It's not like people in the strikebacks can do any physical activity anyways.

What do they know?
I'll support you. It's not like people in the strikebacks can do any physical activity anyways.

What do they know?
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