January 28, 2009

Tomb Raider 3 (2011)

It's rumored that there is a third Tomb Raider movie in the works. If that isn't enough Europa Press (Spain) includes Megan Fox could be replacing Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft. They also believe that the studio is looking for a 2010 shoot with a 2011 release date. While I think video game adaptations are usually a big gamble. The two installments of Tomb Raider did very well at the box office and there are still fans out there. Jolie isn't my favorite actress she seems very abrasive on screen and I avoid her films at all costs. This being said Lara Croft is a great character one part Indiana Jones one part James Bond. I would really like to see Croft rebooted in a new film.

Update: According to The Hollywood Reporter,while Tomb Raider is returning to theaters. It's with Warner Bros. not Paramount. Warner purchased Eidos Interactive which owns Tomb Raider and will be developing another film. It will be a reboot rather than a sequel. Which I had been hoping for. Also Megan Fox may not be in the running as earlier reported. My casting thoughts are that they will need actresses already working on large films. American actresses Malin Akerman (Watchmen), Olivia Wilde (Tron 2.0) and Megan Fox (Transformers 1-2) come to mind. Unless they go with authentic British actresses such as Michelle Ryan (Jekyll, Doctor Who), Emily Blunt (Wolfman, Iron Man 2) and Gemma Arterton (Prince of Persia).

Many directors will be looked at since this will be an attempted blockbuster. With producer Dan Lin attached I could see Guy Ritchie becoming an option. Since Lin is producing Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes reboot it would make sense.

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