Tomb Raider

March 16th, 2018 is when we’ll see the new Lara Croft in action. That’s the release date Warner Bros. has set for director Roar Uthaug‘s (The Wave) video game adaptation/reboot, which will star Academy Award-winner Alicia Vikander (Jason Bourne). There are currently no other films scheduled for Lara Craft‘s release date that we know of, but it will open a week after The Wreck-It Ralph sequel and a few short weeks before Steven Spielberg‘s Ready Player One adaptation.

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The Tomb Raider reboot has anointed its new Lara Croft. Alicia Vikander, an Oscar winner for last year’s The Danish Girl, will step into the combat boots last filled by Angelina Jolie in 2001’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and 2003’s Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of LifeRoar Uthuag (The Wave) is directing the latest adaptation of the popular video game series.  Read More »

Blade Runner sequel release date change

Warner Bros Pictures has announced that Blade Runner 2 will be released earlier than expected. The sequel was set to hit theaters on January 12th 2018 but will now hit the big screen on October 6th 2017. Learn more about the Blade Runner sequel release date change, after the jump.

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UPDATE: Daisy Ridley has confirmed she’s had “conversations” about the Tomb Raider reboot. More details below.

With Star Wars: The Force AwakensDaisy Ridley went from a total unknown to the internationally famous star of one of the biggest movie franchises of all time. Now the question is where this promising young actress will go next, and the answer could be “to another action franchise.” A new report says Ridley is being eyed to lead Warner Bros. and MGM’s Tomb Raider, a reboot of the video game adaptation starring Angelina Jolie.  Read More »

‘Tomb Raider’ Reboot Finally Finds a Director

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Lara Croft has gone on all sorts of wild adventures, but one in particular has eluded her for a long time: a trip to the big screen. Warner Bros. and MGM have been trying for years to adapt the video game series into a movie, and today they’ve taken one big step toward finally making it happen. Norwegian director Roar Uthaug has been set to direct the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot, while Geneva Robertson-Dworet has been tapped to write the screenplay.  Read More »

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Update from Editor Peter Sciretta: Kathryn Bigelow’s reps have contacted us and confirm that “Kathryn has not met with anyone about this project, and does not have any interest in directing this film.” Ethan’s original story from September 18th follows.

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Tomb Raider Movie Reboot

Six years ago, news of a Tomb Raider movie reboot first hit the web. It was being developed by GK Films as an origin story drawing inspiration from Rise of the Planet of the Apes. MGM then came on board and there a script was even commissioned. But we haven’t heard anything since 2013.

Now there’s the first significant update in two years. Warner Bros. has come on board to distribute the film, which will be written by Evan Daugherty, the writer of Snow White and the Huntsman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent and the upcoming G.I. Joe 3. Read more about the Tomb Raider movie reboot below. Read More »

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Briefly: The video game incarnation of Lara Croft, Tomb Raider, was rebooted not long ago, and the film version is following suit. Paramount’s hold on the franchise rights lapsed after the middling performance of the second film starring Angelina Jolie, and GK Films nabbed the option to make a new Tomb Raider film. The company took the package to MGM, which has been working  on he character’s revival.

Now Marti Noxon, writer/showrunner for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and screenwriter for the Fright Night remake, has been hired to script. No word on the story or general approach at this moment, besides the safe and obvious assumption that Croft and her archaeological adventures will be the focus. [Variety]

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Briefly: The slowly developing new cinematic take on Tomb Raider has been given some momentum by the popularity of the latest video game release. Despite the fact that game publisher Square/Enix has called the 3.4m sales of the new Tomb Raider a disappointment, that’s a pretty good number for a late-model release in an old franchise, and the game has done well with critics and fans.

GK Films picked up the Tomb Raider film rights in 2011, and has now passed them on to MGM. The two companies will develop a new film together. That process begins now, but there are no creative attachments to announce — no screenwriter, director, or actors. Producer Graham King said in a press release, “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.”