Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider Movie Taking the New Game as Inspiration
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Launching globally today, Crystal Dynamics' Tomb Raider reboot is to be the inspiration for a new Tomb Raider movie, featuring a younger Lara Croft learning to become a survivor. It'll take movie reboots like Batman Begins and Casino Royale as a template.

The new Tomb Raider movie will be coming from GK Films, who have produced movies like Rango and The Departed, and will be working closely with Crystal Dynamics during the film's production. It'll be a whole new take and won't continue where the old Angelina Jolie Tomb Raider movies left off.

“They are working from this new take that we’ve given them. It’s a good partnership. We’re seeing the challenges through the same lens,” Crystal Dynamics' boss Darrell Gallagher said of the collaboration with GK Films. “It was important for both of us to have a cohesive version of the franchise. We didn’t want to see a film version that was a continuation of the old ‘Tomb Raider’ films.”

Tomb Raider is out today. You can read our review here and get a load of the launch trailer below.

[Via Variety]


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Comment #1 by sm182
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 07:58:18 AM
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Who's going to be playing Lara then?

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Comment #2 by EscapeTheApe
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 07:59:27 AM
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Good, maybe this movie will actually be more like the game it's based on, instead of the generic B-movies that the previous ones were. :/

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Comment #3 by Tsukasa117
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 08:02:01 AM
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No more B rate game movies please have we learned nothing from Resident Evil.

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Comment #4 by DragonessAthena
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 08:13:10 AM
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Hope it goes better this time around. The 2nd Tomb Raider movie failed, as did the game that was released at the same time to cash in on the movie. Universal blamed Crystal Dynamics for making a bad game. Crystal Dynamics blamed Universal for making a bad movie.

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Comment #5 by SeraphTC
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 08:14:56 AM
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I actually thought the first Tomb Raider movie was pretty enjoyable. The follow so much.

I'd be interested in watching a reboot - I guess it's been long enough. Would be nice to see a gritty realistic take on it.

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Comment #6 by BiggD
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 08:17:42 AM
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Producers of The Departed, my favorite film!

OT: Mitra Rhona or Kate Backinsale are too old to play her now :( I have not a clue of any good young actresses to play Lara.

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Comment #7 by Mr.Pink26
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 08:21:57 AM
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Why not Jennifer Lawrence or Mila Kunis

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Comment #8 by ronnie42
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 08:23:05 AM
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God no!!!!!!!!!!!! If there going to make a proper tomb raider use classic lara, young lara from the ps1!

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Comment #9 by BiggD
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 08:29:46 AM
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@7 Mila Kunis...really? Sure she's attractive but I don't remember seeing her in any action movies meaning she probably isn't athletic enough or likes those roles.

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Comment #10 by Whiistler
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 08:31:49 AM
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No Angelina Jolie?

She was my first side-boob-in-a-movie in the Tomb Raider film. That does things to a 12 year old.


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Comment #11 by Darth Brently
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 08:31:51 AM
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Let's get a British girl. Just saying.

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Comment #12 by Skode
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 08:37:07 AM
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I would actually love for them to go with someone like Gemma Arterton not only could she obviously nail the accent but also could pull off the more emotional side of Lara instead of just the kick ass persona.

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Comment #13 by GreatGaming88
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 08:43:26 AM
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Jennifer Lawrence would be a great Lara Croft. If she did hunger games she can do a Tomb Raider reboot especially if if follows the new storyline.

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Comment #14 by mikefizzled
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 08:46:55 AM
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I have a deep seated love over Angelina Jolie but shes definitely too old for the new direction.

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Comment #15 by Rhox
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 08:51:46 AM
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The girl playing her voice this time around wouldn't be a bad choice for live action as well, she's one of the better actors on greys anatomy and has the look. Plus. British. Camilla luddington I believe. How British is that name?

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Comment #16 by Geordiefly
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 08:52:06 AM
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As long as they keep her sexy british accent then I'm happy!

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Comment #17 by treo9
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 08:56:34 AM
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pfft Movie schmoovie...all i care about at the moment is the fact the game is awesome really enjoying it, even though i'm playing as a female lead character(which isn't really my thing) it's one of the best games i've played in a long time.

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Comment #18 by ZedChuva
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 09:29:59 AM
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So long as they get someone attractive who can act to play Lara Croft, unlike the last Tomb Raider movie.

And I second, third, forth casting Gemma Arterton in the role.

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Comment #19 by Lazy_FAQer
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 09:34:48 AM
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Agree with Camilla Luddington votes:)

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Comment #20 by Nick1227
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 09:54:06 AM
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Camilla Luddington is HOT! and she playd lara in the game so why not use her!!

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Comment #21 by Chimhog
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 10:05:42 AM
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Camilla Luddington - nuff said

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Comment #22 by ponypo2001
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 10:11:13 AM
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Question is, will it have multiplayer?

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Comment #23 by Lbrun12415
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 10:47:57 AM
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let me guess Magen Fox will play Lara right?

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Comment #24 by Jam96
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 10:55:25 AM
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Camilla Luddington to play Lara!

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Comment #25 by Hurricane Of 87
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 11:32:26 AM
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Naomie Harris. She's British.

*puts feet on desk and sharpens knives in expectation*

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Comment #26 by LeviXLush
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 12:10:54 PM
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This link. Katherine Waterson from the 2007 movie The Babysitters. Her only major role. If she can pull off an accent she would be an amazing young Lara Croft. Oh please oh please.,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.43148975,d.b2I&biw=1920&bih=950&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=5DQ2UZL3G6rR8AGN_YCoCQ

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Comment #27 by TheyCallMeNooTs
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 12:44:15 PM
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@ 14 thumbs down for you're comment
deep seated.... what the fuck does that even mean ? I know what you meant to say deep SEEDED - c'mon tho when you say deep seated or read it don't you stop n say what the fuck did I just say/write ?

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Comment #28 by Jaws as Crowns
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 01:52:21 PM
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I'd pay money to see queen latifa as tomb raider.

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Comment #29 by Snowed
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 03:48:30 PM
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Katniss pt 2.

She even looks like Lara.

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Comment #30 by RedstoneFanatic
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 03:49:29 PM
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@27 Try googling 'deep seated'. You might actually learn something.

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Comment #31 by DROoOPPY360
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 03:55:25 PM
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Just get Lara's voice actor from this reboot game. Would also suggest Jennifer Lawrence She's pretty hot.

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Comment #32 by The Kingslayer
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 04:38:45 PM
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Rebecca Hall is the perfect actress for Lara Croft, she's attractive, English but most importantly she can act !!!

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Comment #33 by francisrossi
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 04:40:26 PM
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Would be nice if they used an English girl for an English role this time. Far too many Americans doing accents. That said, we've had people doing accents as Americans too.

Given Cradle of Life was one of the worst films ever made (no hyperbole, it's fucking terrible), I can understand them starting over. I'm no fan of reboots, but I can't say I blame them here.

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Comment #34 by TheyCallMeNooTs
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 07:01:44 PM
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Thanks man...Deep-seeded almost makes sense in a metaphorical way (though seeds sown too deeply won’t grow), but deep-seated is the term you’re looking for. The phrasal adjective (usually requiring a hyphen) simply indicates that something is seated (in the sense fixed firmly in place) deeply in something else. The OED defines it as having its seat far beneath the surface

I am a complete asshole indeed, but not so much that I can't admit I'm wrong

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Comment #35 by Suplemental
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 07:11:47 PM
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No Angelina Jolie no sale for me.

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Comment #36 by xCGIx PUNISHER
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 10:52:49 PM
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I pick Tim Tebow.

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Comment #37 by phil whawell
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 @ 10:15:49 AM
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Anne Hathaway

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Comment #38 by oDEADDOGo
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 01:31:06 AM
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Why not the actress how played her in the game?

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Crystal Dynamics
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