Tomb Raider is an upcoming American action adventure film directed by Roar Uthaug and written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet. It is based on the 2013 video game of same name by Crystal Dynamics. The film stars Alicia Vikander, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, and Dominic West. Warner Bros. will release the film on March 16, 2018.
Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft
Walton Goggins as Father Mathias Vogel
Daniel Wu as Lu Ren
Dominic West as Lord Richard Croft
MGM Partners with GK Films to Produce Tomb Raider Movie
MGM has acquired the feature film rights to Tomb Raider and will develop the new action adventure franchise based on the Lara Croft video game franchise in partnership with GK Films, it was jointly announced today by Gary Barber, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, MGM and Graham King, Founder, GK Films.
GK Films had previously acquired the Tomb Raider film rights in 2011 from interactive entertainment company, Square Enix Ltd. King will serve as producer and development of the first film will begin immediately. No casting has been announced.
"Graham is one of the premier producers in this industry and I am delighted to be working with him on this exciting franchise. We look forward to developing more projects together in the future," said Barber.
King said, "I am thrilled to partner with Gary and his MGM team on rebooting this successful 'Tomb Raider' film franchise. The enthusiasm over the recent game release is very encouraging and we can’t wait to bring it to the big screen."
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.
New Tomb Raider Movie Is Inspired By The New Video Game
Last year it was announced that the Tomb Raider movie franchise was going to get a reboot. As a fan of the video game franchise, I'm looking forward to seeing some new movies. The first movies were ok, but they didn't blow me away. It would be great to see something a little more gritty and badass, and it looks like that's what we are going to get! According to Variety, the proposed Tomb Raider movie reboot is going to be in line with the latest game, and the game looks awesome! The movie is being developed by Gk Films with Crystal Dynamics, and studio head Darrell Gallagher, had this to say,
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.
Marti Noxon to Rev Up ‘Tomb Raider’ Reboot for MGM and GK Films
MGM is moving closer in getting its “Tomb Raider” off the ground, bringing in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” alum Marti Noxon to pen the script.
Story is still being worked out but will likely follow archaeologist Lara Croft as she sets off on one of her international adventures.
Graham King is developing the film and will produce through his GK Films banner.
King and MGM have been trying for some time to get the project off the ground given the genre’s strong fanbase.
Angelina Jolie starred in two installments and while the original did well enough for Paramount to greenlight a sequel, the second disappointed and did not make enough to complete the trilogy.
King picked up the rights after Paramount let them expire and took the project to MGM. The most recent videogame installment, released this year, sold more than 3 million units and features a younger Lara Croft.
The WME-repped Noxon is best known for her work as a TV showrunner but has started to work more in the film realm. Her film credits include DreamWorks’ “Fright Night” and “I Am Number Four.”
She also adapted “The Glass Castle” for Lionsgate with Jennifer Lawrence attached and most recently has done a production rewrite on the Fox Animation pic “The Anubis Tapestry.”
While promoting her new horror film, You're Next (which is receiving rave reviews from the critics), Australian actress Sharni Vinson (Step Up 3D) spoke with Flicks and the City about her interest in Tomb Raider and Elektra. Vinson has gone on record previously to state that she'd like to reboot the Tomb Raider film series and expanded further on those thoughts here about why she's interested in Lara Croft. "It's those exact type of roles that I'm really seeking. Roles that I can sink my teeth into as an actor but also as someone that [grew up] with so many sports and is super, super physical. The more you can put me in training and the more I can actually do on a set, the better for me. Standing and delivering a line every now and then gets quite old, quite quickly. When it comes to physical roles, I thrive on that and something like the Lara Croft series would just be amazing because it's the same type of female empowerment that we're trying to get across and I think is just a stand-up role model for all women out there. If I could be the one that can portray that and hopefully kickstart that off again in this generation, that would be amazing. Because it's been a while I feel, that we've had that female role model to look up to and that's what attracted me to [You're Next]."
The conversation then turned to Joss Whedon's recent statement about the lack of superhero women on movie screens and if Vinson would be interested in playing a superhero role. Vinson was all for it, stating, "Give me Elektra, something cool. I have fun coming on to sets, it's kind of like dress up...When it comes to those types of superhero movies, it would be fun to put on the red lycra red catsuit."
Walton Goggins in Final Negotiations to Play the Villain Walton Goggins is in final negotiations to join MGM and GK Films reboot of “Tomb Raider,” the latest adaptation of the popular video game starring Alicia Vikander as the iconic character Lara Croft.
MGM recently announced the pic would be released on March 16, 2018 with Norwegian director Roar Uthaug helming.
Dominic West Cast as Lara Croft’s Father Dominic West has been cast to play Lara Croft’s father in MGM and Warner Bros.’s reboot of Tomb Raider.
Alicia Vikander is starring as the popular video game character, an archeologist-adventurer, while Roar Uthaug (The Wave) is on board to direct.
The film follows Lara Croft as she sets out on her first expedition to finish her father's research and uncover ancient secrets in order to clear his disgraced name.
Croft’s father, Lord Richard Croft, is a key figure in the Raider mythos and is an aristocrat and archeologist. (Jon Voight played the character in the Angelina Jolie-starring Raider movies.) It's not the first time West has played the father to Vikander's character — he took on the same role in the 2014 drama Testament of Youth. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hea...-raider-943069
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