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GK Films Readying 'Tomb Raider' Reboot For 2013 Release

by Kevin Jagernauth
March 8, 2011 4:12 AM
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Have you said to yourself recently, "Man, I could really go for another 'Tomb Raider' movie." Well tonight, those prayers have been answered.

Deadline reports that GK Films has picked up the screen rights for "Tomb Raider" and the wheels are in motion for a reboot to land in theaters in 2013. For you kiddies too young to remember, the original films starred Angelina Jolie and were based on the popular video game that was not really that good to begin with but spawned a huge following thanks to the novelty of a busty heroine kicking ass. This resulted in two equally mediocre films, released in 2001 and 2003 and directed by Simon West and Jan De Bont respectively. But those two films combined grossed $423 million worldwide at the box office plus whatever they made on merchandising spin-offs, so why not take another swing at the piñata?

No word yet on a writer, director or star for the film but we're sure that names will start cropping up imminently (interestingly, Olivia Wilde was recently rumored and though she denied those reports, it's an intriguing coincidence; we wouldn't be surprised if she's on a wishlist). So hey, another video game movie. Woo! If the film can do "Resident Evil" type numbers -- another female led, video game franchise -- GK Films will be very, very happy. Meanwhile, Universal is getting cold feet on Guillermo Del Toro's "At The Mountains Of Madness" -- that's Hollywood folks.

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  • Gatsby | March 8, 2011 8:01 AMReply

    Gawd those movies were awful.

    The movie I'd hoped to see at the time was a super low key Tomb Raider, where it would be a lot like the game, a beautiful woman making her way through a lost kingdom, barely any dialogue and a mix of action with rabid animals or tribesmen, areobatic set pieces and the real loneliness of her character, possibly a few flashbacks to build on why she really does it.
    Sofia Coppola comeback in another world perhaps?

  • Amir Syarif Siregar | March 8, 2011 6:36 AMReply

    Megan Fox?

  • Sean | March 8, 2011 5:54 AMReply

    If it's another reason to show off Decker's body, why the hell not? That is if the studios cast her.

  • BuntyHoven | March 8, 2011 4:42 AMReply

    Brooklyn Decker with a dye job. Done.

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