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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tomb Raider

'Tomb Raider' Reboot Planned By GK Films.

Lara Croft is dusting off her boots, but they won't be worn by the original adventurer.

EW reports that Graham King, best known for producing "The Departed" and "The Town," has purchased, through his production company, GK Films, the film rights to the video game series "Tomb Raider" and its iconic gun-toting leading lady, Lara Croft.

Those rights were once held by Paramount, who made two smash hit movies based on the game, carried by a young and kick-ass Angelina Jolie. She starred in 2001's "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" and 2003's "Lara Craft: Tomb Raider — The Cradle of Life." The films, which helped boost Jolie's rising star, made $274,703,340 and $156,505,388 worldwide, respectively, though the second film was a disappointment in domestic theaters.

To reboot the series, GK films calls for a young Lara Croft in its press release, which almost certainly means Jolie, who first played the role 10 years ago, would be aged out of the film.

In fact, in 2004, Jolie told the website, when they asked if she'd do another "Tomb Raider," that, "I don't think so. I just don't feel like I need to, because I felt very happy with the last one, which was kind of the one we wanted to do. The first one kind of frustrated us, because we were trying something new. The second one, I felt like that's kind of how I wanted to do it, and I don't really feel the need to do another one."

As for potential replacements, there's no official word, though one rumored potential Lara Croft, Megan Fox, has previously nixed that speculation.

Watch this video of "Tomb Raider Reboot with Multiplayer".

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