TOMB RAIDER Reboot Script Now Completed; Inspired By RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

TOMB RAIDER Reboot Script Now Completed; Inspired By RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

Producer Graham King confirms that he has now received a completed script from Iron Man screenwriters Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, and drops a few more hints about the inspiration and direction of the planned reboot.

In a role made famous by Angelina Jolie in Tomb Raider and Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, the iconic video game character is once again on her way back to the big screen and work is moving ahead quickly on the reboot according to producer Graham King. Talking to Digital Spy, he confirmed that he has received a script from Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby and the hunt for a director and actress to play Lara Croft is well underway. "We're going through [the script] creatively, bringing in directors to talk to and then I get that horrible job of sitting with 25-30 young girls that want to play Lara Croft," he revealed.

When quizzed on how they're approaching this new take on the character, he added: "For me it's re-inventing the wheel a bit, it's a reboot. We're going back before she was Lara Croft, so it's a much more emotional character piece. She's in search of her parents." And as for which blockbuster has served as inspiration for the movie, it's another franchise which this year was rebooted in the form of a prequel to much critical acclaim. "One of my favourite movies of this year was Rise of the Planet of the Apes and the way they rebooted that franchise. I thought it was fantastic and took a lot away from that for Tomb Raider."

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GUNSMITH - 12/1/2011, 2:53 AM
AK47 - 12/1/2011, 2:55 AM
Gemma Arterton, Hayley Atwell, Olivia Wilde or Amber Heard (if the last 2 could do the accent) would b my possible candidates
jimoakley666 - 12/1/2011, 2:57 AM
So. Do you think it'll be Rupert Wyatt directing Emma Watson as Lara Croft?
jimoakley666 - 12/1/2011, 2:59 AM
@AK- Gemma Arterton would make a cracking Lara.
GUNSMITH - 12/1/2011, 2:59 AM
Shooter - 12/1/2011, 3:05 AM
Jennifer Lawrence or Bea Arthur
Oarsis - 12/1/2011, 3:21 AM
Gemma Arterton!

I am fine with Jennifer Lawrence, if she can pull of a british accent! She looks mighty fine with brown hair!

Hayley Atwell is to old now...she is almost 30, sooo I don't think she should be a younger Lara.

Gemma is 25, but just tuned 25, if they get this thing rolins she could pull it off with ease...
Ceejay - 12/1/2011, 3:28 AM
If they were smart they'd stop production and realise it not even film worthy material in the first place!
jimoakley666 - 12/1/2011, 3:33 AM
@Ceejay - Ha ha ha.
darthbobtarkas - 12/1/2011, 3:50 AM
I'm with teabag and demonhunter on the andy serkis playing LAra Croft thing :D
Shooter - 12/1/2011, 4:00 AM
Doesn't have to be a British actress. Just a great actress who can pull off the accent. And needs to be really hot.
Oarsis - 12/1/2011, 4:09 AM
Gemma Arterton is hot...and her chin is fine. She is a wonderful actress, and is great at action. She is even british.

Jennifer Lawrence is a good age, at 21 to play a young Lara...and could work on an accent. She is so hot!

Hot with blonde and as a brunette!
airrun2000 - 12/1/2011, 4:29 AM
She can do it, she can do all night long....Michelle Keegan that is.
SuperKalEl - 12/1/2011, 4:31 AM
Id go with Alison Carroll...she'd be just right for the role.

:) ;)
AlexDeLarge87 - 12/1/2011, 6:02 AM
Alison Carroll all the way!

Not only she look like HOOOT!... Lara!
She is british too! And young enough for the role!;)
xXkryptoniteXx - 12/1/2011, 6:22 AM
Wow I love brunettes =)

Anyways all Hollywood say "inspired by batman begins" now inspired by rise of the planet of the apes
Wildaniel - 12/1/2011, 6:38 AM
I wanna see Olivia Wilde or Megan Fox play Lara Croft!!!

I think both of them would be great!!! Yeah im sure you guys might not like Megan Fox, but I do!!!

Personally I would pick Olivia!

MassExecutions - 12/1/2011, 6:56 AM
Is there actually any statistical evidence that movies designed as "emotional character pieces" make more money or are more entertaining?

Oh course, I kind of hated the firs Tomb Raider movies, so that's some anecdotal evidence right there.
Killscreen - 12/1/2011, 7:19 AM
Can somebody tell me what Alison Carroll looks like I can only see her chest in Teabag's photos my eyes just won't move past yeah she'd be a great Lara Croft :D
Akkhar - 12/1/2011, 7:25 AM
My first choice would be Olivia Wilde . She has that tough and sexy look which is perfect for TR reboot .
2nd is Gemma Arterton . yeah it would be awesome to she her as LC . and i want to !
and of course the last and one and only "The Now Lara Craft" Alison Carroll .
but Olivia is perfect for this role !
marvel72 - 12/1/2011, 7:29 AM
hayley atwell would look fantastic as lara croft.
Wildaniel - 12/1/2011, 7:30 AM
Michelle Keegan and Jennifer Lawrence are good choices too. I still prefer Olivia Wilde or Megan fox!!!
loki668 - 12/1/2011, 7:31 AM
NO MEGAN FOX!!!! Watching her sub-par acting, while her toe-thumbs grope everything is not how I imagine Lara Croft.

Lord Loki has spoken
ScootyPuffJr - 12/1/2011, 8:08 AM
@Tea, Gemma is not our first Bond lady boy...Grace Jones in The Living Daylights.
marvel72 - 12/1/2011, 8:26 AM
@ scootiepuffjr

wasn't grace jones in a veiw to a kill.
P862010 - 12/1/2011, 8:30 AM
Olivia Wilde
jazzman - 12/1/2011, 10:06 AM
what about british actress Felicity Jones for Lara Croft

kriswone - 12/1/2011, 10:51 AM
Jennifer Lawrence looks like a retard with those dopey eyes, olivia wilde with breast implant will do just fine. or marissa miller
JatevinM - 12/1/2011, 11:01 AM
Jennifer Lawrence or Juno Temple enough said.
Talontd - 12/1/2011, 11:03 AM
Hmmmmm, i dunno why....but i really like the idea of EMMA WATSON that someone threw out...
Optimus83 - 12/1/2011, 11:51 AM
Allison Carroll, Olivia Wilde, Jennifer Lawrence are my choices for Young Lara Croft. ...
Lewis25 - 12/1/2011, 12:00 PM
My vote goes to Christina Cox or Stan Katic or Summer Glau.
BmanHall - 12/1/2011, 12:25 PM
Back in the day I would have said Krista Allen. When it comes to looks, she IS Lara Croft.

Ha1frican - 12/1/2011, 12:40 PM
not meagan fox... anyone but her
Wildaniel - 12/1/2011, 12:46 PM

Oarsis - 12/1/2011, 12:55 PM
Megan fox is so ugly now! She got way to much plastic surgery!

Allison Carrol is perfect as well!
MetropolisMarvel - 12/1/2011, 12:58 PM
Sentrybob - 12/1/2011, 1:06 PM
i have so many erections right now
alucard365 - 12/1/2011, 1:06 PM
Felicity jones is a great choice, I love british women, their accent drive me crazy !
MercMatt - 12/1/2011, 1:10 PM
I'm kind of liking the Emma Watson choice. The girl can actually act and is gorgeous. Otherwise... All hail, Andy Serkis!
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