Lara Croft ‘Tomb Raider’ Franchise Is Set To Be Revamped
It has been confirmed that the Lara Croft “Tomb Raider” movie franchise will be revamped.”Tomb Raider” originated as a popular video game that was first introduced back in 1996, and is about a female, daredevil archaeologist named, Lara Croft. Paramount pictures made two movies about it back in 2001 and 2003 which starred Angelina Jolie as the starring role of Lara Croft. She decided after the second installment that she would not accept anymore Lara Croft roles.
Since then, the rights to the Lara Croft character have been reverted to Eidos,but Time Warner has now aquired the rights to it,and are planning to do a total remake of the film. Their plan is to reimagine the origins of her character, love interest, and the main villan. It’s still in it’s very infant stages. Recent rumors that “Transformers” star, Megan Fox might be cast as Lara Croft have been squashed by her spokeperson claiming that she has no involvement in it.
I for one am really glad to hear this because although Megan Fox sort of looks like Angelina Jolie, they are two very different people; and Megan Fox is no Lara Croft in my opinion. I think up and coming action star, and also the original Lara Croft model, Rhona Mitra would be a great fit for the part. She did an excellent job in “Doomsday” ,and reminded me alot of Angelina Jolie while I was watching it. She’s also one badass, sexy chic. She recently starred in “Underworld : return of the Lycans” in which she had some good action scenes as well. Yeah, she’s top billing if you ask me.
Actually, I would almost cast Rhona over Angelina at this point just because I thought that role really made Angelina famous, and I don’t understand why she would turn down any future roles for it. Although, she had did films before “Tomb Raider”, I know I for one had never even heard of Angelina Jolie before the first Lara Croft film. Plus she’s accepted similar roles since then so I don’t see what the big deal is in reprising the Lara Croft role.Anyways, that’s just my two cents.