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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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