The two Tomb Raider movies we’ve had so far have been intriguing. Starring the sexiest woman in the world, Angelina Jolie, and a host of other names that have gone onto bigger and better things, the movies were relative successes despite being lumbered with poor reviews.
The fact that the sequel made less money than the first film, despite being a better movie, is probably why the series was cut short. But it’s not dead, as most people probably suspected. A new Tomb Raider movies is now being developed, and although it will literally be Tomb Raider 3, it will likely be more like a rebooting of the lapsed franchise.
The Hollywood Reporter tells how the movie rights went back to Eidos (the makers of the original game) from Paramount. Time Warner then upped its stake in the company and the movie rights were part of that deal. Dan Lin will produce along with Stephen Gilchrist but no other cast or crew are known at this early stage in the project’s development.
The Lara Croft character, her back story, mission, love interest, and main villain are all likely to change from the earlier films as a way of differentiating the movies. Angelina Jolie is highly unlikely to make it back for the new movies but speculation that Megan Fox from Transformers will fill the role is as-yet unconfirmed.