Posted on Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 by Peter Sciretta
Rumors began to circulate around the Internet last week that Megan Fox had been cast as Lara Croft in a new Tomb Raider movie. IO9 was able to get a flat out denial from Fox’s spokesperson, but that doesn’t mean that a third Tomb Raider film isn’t in the works.
THR confirms that Warner Bros and producer Dan Lin are in “early development” on Tomb Raider 3, which will be a total revamp of the series — possibly even an origin story. No writer has signed on to pen the screenplay, and a director isn’t likely to come on board until there is at least a rough draft.
Angelina Jolie, who starred in both Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, will probably not reprise her role, or at least not in a major capacity. And if it’s not already completely obvious, casting won’t happen until there is a script and director attached, but I’m sure that won’t stop a few ridiculous rumors from hitting the interwebs before then.