Warner Bros. Makes Tomb Raider 3 Official

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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 You can probably guessed that Paramount, the studio that originally made the first two flicks, was seeing a declining state of profits, and decided to drop the franchise as a result.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.

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  • CTS

    Well, its about time. Whilst ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider’ was a decent enough attempt at adapting the character, the movie wasn’t that full of Tomb Raiding at all and I am glad to see it is getting, much like the game series, a recharge and face lift.
    After the terrible ‘Cradle Of Life’ I thought this franchise was dead, but if Warners can revive it successfully, we should see far more of Lara in the coming years – a new adventure every year or so, like James Bond? Who knows.
    I am also glad that Angelina is not reprising the role and that someone new is coming on board, but I don’t like the idea of a prequel.
    Let’s have the exotic lacales, adventure laden tomb raiding and acrobatics that make the games so great. With todays film technology, that should be a breeze.
    I once pinned Sienna Guillory (Jill in ‘Resident Evil: Apocalypse’) for the role, she would be perfect, but Megan Fox works as well.
    I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

  • CTS

    Well, its about time. Whilst ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider’ was a decent enough attempt at adapting the character, the movie wasn’t that full of Tomb Raiding at all and I am glad to see it is getting, much like the game series, a recharge and face lift.
    After the terrible ‘Cradle Of Life’ I thought this franchise was dead, but if Warners can revive it successfully, we should see far more of Lara in the coming years – a new adventure every year or so, like James Bond? Who knows.
    I am also glad that Angelina is not reprising the role and that someone new is coming on board, but I don’t like the idea of a prequel.
    Let’s have the exotic lacales, adventure laden tomb raiding and acrobatics that make the games so great. With todays film technology, that should be a breeze.
    I once pinned Sienna Guillory (Jill in ‘Resident Evil: Apocalypse’) for the role, she would be perfect, but Megan Fox works as well.
    I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

  • dannielle

    i am very happy to hear that there will be another tomb raider movie as i am a big fan but i was dissapointed to hear that angelina jolie will not be playing lara croft, although megan fox is a brilliant actess angelina wa the first lara croft and the film will not be the same after the change and i will be very dissapointed if this is true and may not enjoy the movie so much.
    lets not have a repeat of the james bonds and doctor whos!!!

    • Zhst

      You are right Dannielle, gues Dan Lin is only seeing Lara as a production and chaeply copy the way Bond Movies are made by changing the actors if he pleased…he even copying Georde Lucas by producing a prequel instead of sequel of Lara. Does this man understand that Lara is not the same without the original Lara in it? I guess he is in the wrong job as a producer to reboot Lara,as he seems to kill Lara.

  • dannielle

    i am very happy to hear that there will be another tomb raider movie as i am a big fan but i was dissapointed to hear that angelina jolie will not be playing lara croft, although megan fox is a brilliant actess angelina wa the first lara croft and the film will not be the same after the change and i will be very dissapointed if this is true and may not enjoy the movie so much.
    lets not have a repeat of the james bonds and doctor whos!!!

  • James

    I as well am dissapointed to hear Angelina Joile will not be playing the part of Lara Croft,Being she played the role well, Hopefully the new Lara Croft can fill her shoes!! I’ll probaly wait and see it when it comes on dvd.

  • James

    I as well am dissapointed to hear Angelina Joile will not be playing the part of Lara Croft,Being she played the role well, Hopefully the new Lara Croft can fill her shoes!! I’ll probaly wait and see it when it comes on dvd.

  • Pat

    I’d love to see Angelina Jolie reprise her role as Lara Croft

  • Pat

    I’d love to see Angelina Jolie reprise her role as Lara Croft

  • that guy

    as soon as i heard Angelina was going to play lara in the very first one i screamed for glory because of all the actresses in the world i couldnt have thought of anyone better. she completely made lara as real as we all had hoped ( or at least those of us that cut school for days to play) so to hear now that she WONT be reprising i say BLASPHEMY! i work in the industry and i have casted people for roles and i just dont see anyone living it up. granted megan fox is like a 9 on my scale she wont have the lara-esqeness needed to do it. sorry megan but i belive the Angelina fans have it.

  • that guy

    as soon as i heard Angelina was going to play lara in the very first one i screamed for glory because of all the actresses in the world i couldnt have thought of anyone better. she completely made lara as real as we all had hoped ( or at least those of us that cut school for days to play) so to hear now that she WONT be reprising i say BLASPHEMY! i work in the industry and i have casted people for roles and i just dont see anyone living it up. granted megan fox is like a 9 on my scale she wont have the lara-esqeness needed to do it. sorry megan but i belive the Angelina fans have it.