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    Tomb Raider (Reboot)

    GK Films has snatched up the film rights to the Tomb Raider franchise, and they're looking to get a new film in theaters by 2013.

    The last we heard on this project Olivia Wilde was rumored to be on the list to play Lara Croft. A source close to the project explained that "this would be a far darker and more serious Tomb Raider movie, the idea is to get a top director and an intelligent script and make this an empowering character for women as well as a popular one with men. Olivia is just one of the names being suggested for the lead role. She would appear to be ideal."

    Who knows if this is still the case now that GK Films owns the rights. Paramount Pictures made the first two films. I hope they take it to a darker more serious place, I think that would be cool. It can't get any worse than the Angelina Jolie films.

    Here's the official press release:

    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 Dec 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 35million 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 $432m at the worldwide box office.
    http://geektyrant.com/news/2011/3/7/...-hit-2013.html

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    Olivia doesnt have the tits for Lara.

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    eh Angelina did alright

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    Why didn't they just stick with their original model for Lara? Rhona Mitra does act and all that and I don't recall Jolie being that HUGE at the time that it was necessary she play the part.

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    On the subject of dark/edgy, what happened to that Tomb Raider game that had Lara in cuts/bruises as a promotion pic? I forgot when I saw it, maybe last E3 or sometime ago. It looked surprisingly sexy though.

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    Olivia is garbage anyways, keep her away from anything Hollywood please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKoolAidMan View Post
    Olivia doesnt have the tits for Lara.
    First thing I thought when I read Olivia, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Stig View Post
    On the subject of dark/edgy, what happened to that Tomb Raider game that had Lara in cuts/bruises as a promotion pic? I forgot when I saw it, maybe last E3 or sometime ago. It looked surprisingly sexy though.
    Not much info about it at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Stig View Post
    On the subject of dark/edgy, what happened to that Tomb Raider game that had Lara in cuts/bruises as a promotion pic? I forgot when I saw it, maybe last E3 or sometime ago. It looked surprisingly sexy though.
    Was the Game Informer cover story a few months ago, but past that I haven't seen much on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Stig View Post
    On the subject of dark/edgy, what happened to that Tomb Raider game that had Lara in cuts/bruises as a promotion pic? I forgot when I saw it, maybe last E3 or sometime ago. It looked surprisingly sexy though.
    Not enough info right now to be bumped again. I'm sure we'll have lots of info come E3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKoolAidMan View Post
    Olivia doesnt have the tits for Lara.
    Inner perv aside, I want Hollywood to get past the whole "big tits are bad!" mantra that helps contribute to all those anorexic-looking model body figure issues girl go through.

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    Honestly, the only reason I watched the Tomb raider movie was because of Jolee's tits >.> not gonna lie

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    Crystal Dynamics is working closely with GK Films to develop the actioner. Gamemakers typically just license off the film rights to a title and hope for something good at the megaplex.

    "They are working from this new take that we’ve given them," Darrell Gallagher, boss of Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics said of GK Films. “It’s a good partnership. We’re seeing the challenges through the same lens.”

    "It was important for both of us to have a cohesive version of the franchise," Gallagher said. "We didn’t want to see a film version that was a continuation of the old Tomb Raider films."
    http://variety.com/2013/digital/game...ft-1200002917/

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    Why does everything have to be a "darker, grittier" version of previously made films?

    Why can't they just make a good fucking movie?

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    To be fair, have there been any good reboots that werent darker and grittier then the originals?

    The only good reboot I can think of is Dredd, and that was wayyyyyyy grittier then the original.

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    Evan Daugherty (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (the reboot)/Divergent/Snow White And The Huntsman/G.I. Joe 3) to write
    http://deadline.com/2015/02/tomb-rai...ot-1201381386/

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    Will be Related to the 2013 Video Game Reboot
    http://www.comicbookmovie.com/video_...reboot-a131729

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    Daisy Ridley (Star Wars 7: TFA) in talks to play Lara Croft
    http://deadline.com/2016/03/daisy-ri...ns-1201717660/

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    Her boobs aren't big enough =(

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    I don't want my sweet Daisy being turned into a sex symbol I guess I'm getting old.