So remember that wacky news rumor from this Sunday that had Megan Fox as the front runner for a proposed “Tomb Raider 3” movie? Well I don’t think anyone believed it at first, mostly because it showed up on a Spanish site and who leaks major movie news to a Spanish site? Am I right? (Oh man, I’m gonna get letters now…) But I digress. Warner Bros. and Eidos, the people who makes the Lara Croft videogames and owns the rights to the characters, have joined forces to make a third Tomb Raider movie. Fans of big boob tomb raiding gals rejoice!
THR says thusly:
The new project, however, is expected to revamp the character and her mission and bear little resemblance to the original pictures. It will reimagine the origins of the character, her love interest and the main villain.
As an open-writing assignment, the project is still in its nascent stages. An actress who could play the role Angelina Jolie made famous would likely come on after a writer and director are attached.
The first “Tomb Raider” made $275 and the second one made $157 million, both starring Angelina Jolie. You can probably guessed that Paramount, the studio that originally made the first two flicks, was seeing a declining state of profits, and decided to drop the franchise as a result.
And oh yeah, remember what I wrote when I typed up that Megan Fox as Lara Croft article? Here, let me remind you:
But then again, maybe they’re going to do one of those prequels. Those are extremely popular with creatively bankrupt and youth-whoring Hollywood these days, doncha know.
Did I call it or did I call it? Gosh, I’m brilliant and junk.
Below: But seriously, is a tight top and short-shorts really the best attire for tomb raiding? I’m just saying.