It would appear that the lackluster Tomb Raider franchise is being rebooted (and I use that term loosely given the fact that we have yet to see or hear anything that would indicate that the next film would be in any way better than the previous two mediocre features) with Warner Bros. replacing Paramount at the project’s helm.
A third Tomb Raider flick was rumored as early as December 2006, when Eidos Interactive (a Production/Distribution Company behind the first two films) executive producer, Ian Livingston, revealed in an interview: “There’s a possibility- we’ve been talking to Paramount, who’ve agreed to assign a scriptwriter. That’s nowhere near the green-light process, but it’s a very healthy start to have a scriptwriter which they’re going to pay serious amounts of money to write the first script.”
Up until this month, over two years had passed with little to nothing being revealed about a new Lara Croft picture. Now Cinematical has announced that the producer behind Terminator: Salvation, Dan Lin, has signed on to the project and rumors have started circulating that Megan Fox might play the lovely Lara in Angelina’s absence.
That’s right, folks, Angie won’t be coming back a third time as the buxom brunette heroine—for some fans of the previous films this might come as a shocking disappointment, but for others this news, combined with the Warner Bros. label (think The Dark Knight, people), gives hope that the unnamed third Tomb Raider project might succeed in breathing a little more life into the video-game-turned-silver-screen star than has been seen previously.
While Cinematical thumbs their nose at the idea of Transformers hottie Megan Fox appearing as Lara Croft, we like to think that there’s more to Megan than meets the eye… well, at any rate, we like what meets the eye, so we’re willing to go on a little faith here.
What do you think? Could the rumors be more true than we thought?