Tomb Raider reboot to feature young Lara Croft

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 March 2013
Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

The long-awaited 'Tomb Raider' film is expected to star a younger version of sexy heroine Lara Croft as she heads off on her first adventure

The new 'Tomb Raider' film will feature a young Lara Croft.

The upcoming reboot of the Angelina Jolie-fronted action franchise, pioneered by GK Films and Crystal Dynamics, will take the buxom gun-wielding heroine's adventures in a fresh new direction.

Darrell Gallagher, head of Crystal Dynamics, said of GK Films: "They are working from this new take that we've given them. 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. We didn't want to see a film version that was a continuation of the old 'Tomb Raider' films."

The action-packed film - based on the popular video games of the same name - will tie in with the brand new game launched this month, which introduces a younger Lara about to set off on her first big adventure, according to Variety.

The reboot comes ten years after 'Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life', the 2003 sequel to 2001's first film, grossed just $157 million worldwide.

Producer Graham King previously revealed the long-awaited movie would have a more human focus than the previous instalments, which were criticised for focusing too much on video-game-esque action-sequences.

He said: "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 is not yet known whether Angelina will reprise her role as the sexy British archaeologist.

Tomb Raider

  • 3 stars
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 58min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Roar Uthaug
  • Cast: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, Kristin Scott Thomas

Lara Croft (Vikander) is told by guardian Ana (Scott Thomas) that her ten-years-missing dad (West) is dead, and she inherits a key to the secrets of his past. Vikander gives it bags of commitment and Uthaug keeps the energy level high, leaving you actually looking forward to the prospect of a video game movie sequel.

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