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 Post subject: Tomb Raider Reboot
PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:01 am 
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Tomb Raider Reboot Moves Forward

Source: ComingSoon

March 8, 2011

In a pre-emptive strike, GK Films has come on board to acquire the feature film rights to Tomb Raider and will reboot the successful action-adventure franchise aiming for a 2013 release for the first film.

Produced by Graham King and Tim Headington, the films will create daring new adventures for the young and dynamic Lara Croft.

GK Films acquired the film rights from interactive entertainment company, Square Enix Ltd. In December 2010, Square Enix subsidiary, Crystal Dynamics, revealed a new game for Tomb Raider based around the origins of the Lara Croft story.

"We are very excited to be rebooting what is already a hugely successful film franchise and continuing the 'Tomb Raider' phenomenon," said King.

The original game was published in 1996 by the London based video game company Eidos and became one of the most successful video games of the time. Today Eidos (including Crystal Dynamics), is part of an international interactive entertainment group, Square Enix and the stage is set for this new chapter in "Tomb Raider" history.

A pop culture phenomenon, the original "Tomb Raider" games have sold over 35 million game units worldwide and Lara Croft, along with Mario Brothers is the most recognized name in gaming history.

Starring Angelina Jolie, Paramount Pictures made two movies based on the daredevil archaeologist on a series of global missions in 2001 and 2003. They grossed a total of $432 million at the worldwide box office.


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 Post subject: Re: Tomb Raider Reboot
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:04 am 
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Marti Noxon to Write Tomb Raider

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June 12, 2013

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" writer and producer Marti Noxon has signed on to rewrite MGM and GK Films' upcoming Tomb Raider reboots, Variety reports.

The original Tomb Raider game was published in 1996 by the London-based video game company Eidos and went on to become one of the most successful video games of the time. Eidos (including Crystal Dynamics) is now part of an international interactive entertainment group, Square Enix. A pop culture phenomenon, the original Tomb Raider games have sold over 35 million game units worldwide making Lara Croft one of the most recognized names in the gaming industry. Most recently, Square Enix released the highly-anticipated reboot of the series, simply titled Tomb Raider, on March 5, 2013 to critical acclaim.

In 2001 and 2003, Paramount Pictures made two feature films starring Angelina Jolie which grossed a total of $432 million worldwide.

Noxon's big screen work also includes I Am Number Four and Fright Night.


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 Post subject: Re: Tomb Raider Reboot
PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:58 pm 
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Tomb Raider / 30 Jun 2015

Rumor: Female Director Sought for Tomb Raider Reboot

Warner Bros. and MGM are reportedly seeking "a Michelle MacLaren type."

By Anthony Couto

A new rumor suggests that Warner Bros. and MGM are seeking a female director for their upcoming reboot of Tomb Raider.

According to Heroic Hollywood's sources, screenwriter Evan Daughtry's (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) script for the Tomb Raider reboot is now complete, and the studios want to fast-track production on the film with a female director along the lines of Breaking Bad helmer Michelle MacLaren.

"Well the script is out to directors and here is the kicker, they're looking for a female director, a Michelle Maclaren type," notes the site. "The reboot is on a fast track, and there is strong progress to production language in the rights deal with Square Enix, the video game company behind the game."

Aside from Breaking Bad, MacLaren caught mainstream attention for being attached to direct Warners' upcoming Wonder Woman movie, before dropping out of the project and being promptly replaced by Patty Jenkins.

The Tomb Raider movie reboot hasn't been given given a release date yet. Stay tuned to IGN Movies as we learn more!


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 Post subject: Re: Tomb Raider Reboot
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Tomb Raider Reboot Finds Director and Screenwriter

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Nov 17, 2015

Though Lara Croft’s most recent adventure in the world of video games was recently released, the quest to reboot the property on the big screen has been a long one. Now, however, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that the Tomb Raider reboot has found its director in Norwegian filmmaker Roar Uthaug (The Wave). In addition, Transformers 5 scribe Geneva Robertson-Dworet has come on board to write the screenplay for the adaptation. Warner Bros. is set to distribute the film with MGM. They will produce the feature with GK Films.

The original game was published in 1996 by the London-based video game company Eidos and became one of the most successful video games of the time. A reboot of the series, telling the origin of Lara Croft, was released in 2013 and sold over 5 million copies. The most recent game, titled Rise of the Tomb Raider, is available now for the Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Paramount Pictures previously made two movies about the daredevil archaeologist on a series of global missions. The films, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, starred Angelina Jolie and grossed a combined $432 million at the worldwide box office.


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 Post subject: Re: Tomb Raider Reboot
PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 6:26 pm 
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Tomb Raider Director Talks Hopes for Big Screen Reboot

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Mar 05, 2016

Back in November it was revealed that the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot had finally found a director and screenwriter, but the film’s journey to the big screen remains as rocky as the mountains Lara Croft climbs. Speaking with IGN, director Roar Uthaug opened up about what he hopes they will be able to do with the film, saying:

“I think making Lara Croft feel like a real human being, that’s definitely something we want to bring to the big screen as well. I think we’ll want to make people relate to Lara as a character. I’m hoping to bring some of my Norwegian sensibilities to the franchise…I’ve always been a fan of strong female characters and I think I’ve had strong female characters in all my previous movies, so that’s something I thought was interesting.”

Uthaug went on to say they want the film to have modern sensibilities and feel realistic to audiences.

“Raiders of the Lost Ark was one of my favorite films growing up, so it’s definitely a dream to work in that kind of genre. I think we’ll want to make it feel like a modern action movie and to make what’s going on feel like it’s going on for real.”

Transformers 5 scribe Geneva Robertson-Dworet has come on board to write the screenplay for the film which will be distributed by Warner Bros. with MGM. They will produce the feature with GK Films.


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 Post subject: Re: Tomb Raider Reboot
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Daisy Ridley Being Considered for Lara Croft Role in Tomb Raider Reboot

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Mar 10, 2016

A Tomb Raider reboot has been in the works for some time now, with writers and directors boarding and abandoning the project over the years. Now it seems that the film could be moving towards an actual production, as Deadline reports that Warner Bros. and MGM are making a list of potential Lara Crofts, and on that list is Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley. No conversations have been had and Ridley is among many other actresses being considered for the role.

Ridley is currently in the middle of production for Star Wars: Episode VIII, with Star Wars: Episode IX set to follow not long after, so the actress’ timetable for another adventure franchise could be slim. Check back here for further updates on the film, and Ridley’s potential involvement, as we learn them.

Director Roar Uthaug (The Wave) is set to direct the film from a script by Transformers 5 scribe Geneva Robertson-Dworet.


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 Post subject: Re: Tomb Raider Reboot
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Alicia Vikander is Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider Reboot!

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Apr 28, 2016

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Despite previous reports pointing toward Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ Daisy Ridley as a potential candidate, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Academy Award winner Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) has signed on to play Lara Croft in the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot.

Norwegian filmmaker Roar Uthaug (The Wave) will direct the film which has a script by Transformers 5 scribe Geneva Robertson-Dworet. Warner Bros. is set to distribute the film with MGM. They will produce the feature with GK Films.


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 Post subject: Re: Tomb Raider Reboot
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Tomb Raider Release Date Set for March 16, 2018

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Jul 07, 2016

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Warner Bros. Pictures and MGM have today announced the Tomb Raider release date. Look for Academy Award winner Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) to make her big screen debut as Lara Croft when Tomb Raider hits theaters March 16, 2018.

Norwegian filmmaker Roar Uthaug (The Wave) will direct the film, which has a script by Transformers: The Last Knight scribe Geneva Robertson-Dworet.

The original Tomb Raider game was published in 1996 by the London-based video game company Eidos and became one of the most successful video games of the time. A reboot of the series, telling the origin of Lara Croft, was released in 2013 and sold over 5 million copies. The most recent game, titled Rise of the Tomb Raider, is available now for the Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.

Paramount Pictures previously made two movies about the daredevil archaeologist on a series of global missions. The films, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, starred Angelina Jolie and grossed a combined $432 million at the worldwide box office.

Although the Tomb Raider release date officially marks the first feature film to claim that weekend, the March 16, 2018 date has been held by Warner Bros. for some time. It was previously speculated that the DC Comics adaptation The Flash would claim that date. At the moment, however, The Flash is without an official release date.

Tomb Raider will be distributed by Warner Bros. with MGM. They will produce the film with GK Films.


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