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Lara Croft To Raid Again

Video-game sensation Lara Croft is heading back to the big screen in a reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise that will center on the character’s origin story.

Heat Vision reports that producer Graham King’s GK Films (The Departed, The Town) has acquired the film rights from Square Enix Ltd., and is aiming for a 2013 release. King will produce with Tim Headington.

The archaeologist-adventurer was famously portrayed by Angelina Jolie in two movie adaptations, 2001’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and 2003’s Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, which grossed a combined $432 million worldwide.

Released in 1996 by Eidos, now part of Square Enix, Tomb Raider became one of the most successful video games of its time, with the original and its sequels going on to sell more than 35 million units. Square Enix subsidiary Crystal Dynamics announced plans in December for a new Tomb Raider game focusing on the origin of Lara Croft.


  • Farson89

    I already have no faith in this project whatsoever.

  • G.

    You wouldn’t…

  • Scud

    For me it all comes down to casting really.

  • Safds

    neither do i.. (have faith i mean)

  • Eek!

    I remember the origin story level of the game (where Lara’s a young girl) not being that fun. It was like GIVE ME THE DARN GUNS ALREADY!

  • fashionprinc3ss

    I think Gina Carano should play Lara Croft. She has the physique and acting ability to make the character believeable and successful. I work for DISH Network and I love technology, so of course Lara Croft movies are a natural interest. DISH Network far exceeds the offerings of cable companies.