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Alicia Vikander is your new Lara Croft for the Tomb Raider reboot

We have a new Lara Croft.  Academy Award-winner Alicia Vikander has been cast as the beloved heroine at the heart of the TOMB RAIDER franchise for a reboot of the series that MGM, Warner Bros. and GK Films are partnering up on. THE WAVE's  Roar Uthaug had been tapped to direct the relaunch, bringing Croft to her early days as archaeologist where she would embark on...
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04.28.2016
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Norwegian filmmaker Roar Uthaug set to direct Tomb Raider reboot

According to THR , Norwegian director Roar Uthaug (ESCAPE, MAGIC SILVER) has been tapped to helm the planned TOMB RAIDER film reboot from MGM, Warner Bros. and GK Films. Uthaug was most recently behind the camera for the disaster drama THE WAVE, and will make his English-language debut with the video game adaptation. Kathryn Bigelow , Catherine Hardwicke , and Mimi Leder...
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11.18.2015
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Cast This: Tomb Raider

It's that time again; we have another reboot with subsequent casting decisions on the way, thanks Hollywood! The TOMB RAIDER franchise is getting the treatment this time around, which has already spawned two movies based on the popular video game series starring Angelina Jolie . In all honestly, I never felt these movies knew how to handle the material, so after two missed...
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10.23.2015
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Rumor: Kathryn Bigelow on directors shortlist for Tomb Raider reboot

UPDATE: Peter Sciretta over at /Film heard from Kathryn Bigelow 's reps who told him that " Kathryn has not met with anyone about this project, and does not have any interest in directing this film. ” Lara Croft's return was fast-tracked earlier this year and word was that the studio was looking for "a Michelle MacLaren type" to helm the...
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09.17.2015
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MGM rumored to be seeking female director for Tomb Raider reboot

Last we knew, the TOMB RAIDER movie reboot was getting fast-tracked with some help from Warner Bros. and screenwriter Evan Daugherty (TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, DIVERGENT). HH is reporting that Daugherty's script is currently out to filmmakers, and MGM is looking for a female director for the project. The site says they've heard that the studio is seeking "a...
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07.01.2015
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Tomb Raider reboot fast-tracked with the help of a new writer & Warner Bros.

During the holiday season of 2013, I hunkered down in my basement during a snow storm and played through the newest Tomb Raider game. It was a reboot and it was enjoyable. In case you forgot about it, there have been talks of a theatrical reboot for the movie franchise since the summer of that year, when the game was met with a positive response. Now we have a rather promising update to...
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02.25.2015
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The UnPopular Opinion: Almost Famous

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! ****SOME SPOILERS ENSUE**** ALMOST FAMOUS is one of those movies that everyone...
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09.10.2014
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Review: The Double

NOTE: This review originally ran as part of our TIFF 2013 coverage. PLOT: Simon ( Jesse Eisenberg ) is a mid-level office drone who's horrified to discover that he has an exact doppelganger that's everything he's not- charming, sophisticated and confident. Soon James, the double, begins taking over Simon's life. REVIEW: I guess doppelgangers are hot this...
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05.09.2014
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Here's yet another great trailer for The Double starring Jesse Eisenberg

Boy, this movie looks absolutely fascinating. Talking about THE DOUBLE, the darkly comedic mind*ck from SUBMARINE director Richard Ayode. (Here's our review from TIFF if you missed it last year.) Starring Jesse Eisenberg as a man who is inexplicably confronted with his doppelgänger, THE DOUBLE has presented us with not one , not two , but now three splendid trailers, each one...
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02.28.2014
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New trailer for The Double starring Jesse Eisenberg is both cool and strange

Comedian/director Richard Ayoade debuted his latest film, THE DOUBLE, at TIFF last year, which received high marks, both for the direction and for star Jesse Eisenberg 's performance ( our review here ). We got our first trailer for the film way back in September, but now the film is gearing up for a limited release this spring and we have another look at the film with a really...
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02.10.2014
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Read director Cameron Crowe's touching tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman

I was completely devastated when I heard about Philip Seymour Hoffman 's death on Sunday , and I'm having a little trouble writing this article, because part of me still doesn't want to believe he is no longer with us. Like many of you, I've been a huge fan of the actor for a long time, and he starred in some of my favorite movies ever, including HAPPINESS, MAGNOLIA,...
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02.04.2014
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Cool Videos: This 20-minute Tomb Raider fan film is pretty brutal

Last we heard, Marti Noxon was working on a script for a new Tomb Raider movie, and hopefully the next Lara Croft adventure turns out a bit like this fan film, CROFT. The video was directed by Trevor Addie, written by Irma Leong and Addie, and stars Cassandra Ebner as the titular character. CROFT is more inspired by this year's game than the older ones (or the Angelina Jolie...
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12.27.2013
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