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JasonWatkins 28-03-2013 01:26

MGM developing new 'Tomb Raider' franchise
 
http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=798605

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"Tomb Raider" is getting another go on the big screen. MGM has acquired the film rights to the popular video game line and will develop the new action-adventure franchise in partnership with GK Films, both companies announced on Wednesday.

GK Films had previously acquired the rights in 2011 from interactive entertainment company Square Enix Ltd, which absorbed Eidos, the London-based video game company that created the first "Tomb Raider" game in 1996.
Great news. If they focus on the feel and look of the new one, it could potentially be very good. As much as I thought Camilla Luddington's voice acting in the game was top notch, I don't think she would work as Lara on the big screen though.

The Terminator 28-03-2013 08:02

Hmm. They wouldn't have enjoyable gameplay to distract from the terrible story and characters if they borrow too heavily from the new game though...

JasonWatkins 28-03-2013 10:15

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Originally Posted by The Terminator (Post 65032743)
Hmm. They wouldn't have enjoyable gameplay to distract from the terrible story and characters if they borrow too heavily from the new game though...

That's why I said they should go for the feel and look of it. There are enough decent scriptwriters out there to put together a decent story, but I think if you could get the "gritty" look that the new game has, with the younger Lara as well, it could be pretty good.

treefr0g 28-03-2013 11:05

I was not overkeen on the previous films but I think that the story line of the latest game could make a good movie.

The 'Apocalypse Now' style Lara's head slowly rising out of the water scene would look great.

Takae 28-03-2013 11:16

They should have gone for other games. Such as Heavy Rain, Fahrenheit (aka Indigo Prophecy), Yesterday, Deadly Premonition, or one of the Gabriel Knight games.

Or remake Alone in the Dark. Certainly the worst game adaptation in all time.

Mark A 28-03-2013 11:33

And who will play the young Lara? AJ's too old for the part now, sadly.

Regards

Mark

JasonWatkins 28-03-2013 12:03

Camilla Luddington is certainly a good enough actress to play the role, but I don't know.. just doesn't seem quite right, but then I'm not sure who else either

treefr0g 28-03-2013 12:55

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Originally Posted by JasonWatkins (Post 65035354)
Camilla Luddington is certainly a good enough actress to play the role, but I don't know.. just doesn't seem quite right, but then I'm not sure who else either


I wonder if Kate Middleton woould be interested. :)

Paradise_Lost 28-03-2013 13:20

Loads of people are supporting Emma Watson for the role but she didn't seem too keen on the role when asked about it once. I would prefer it to be a British actress though. There seems to be support for Lyndsy Fonseca (probably influenced by her role on Nikita). I like her and she checks many of the boxes but for some reason have a hard time picturing her acting British (not just the accent).

JasonWatkins 28-03-2013 17:25

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Originally Posted by Paradise_Lost (Post 65036713)
Loads of people are supporting Emma Watson for the role but she didn't seem too keen on the role when asked about it once. I would prefer it to be a British actress though. There seems to be support for Lyndsy Fonseca (probably influenced by her role on Nikita). I like her and she checks many of the boxes but for some reason have a hard time picturing her acting British (not just the accent).

Wouldn't want Emma Watson, but Lyndsey Fonseca would be interesting. She certainly has the action experience and looks at home with fight choreography, but, as you say, the british part of the character might be a stretch.

I suppose if they're not going to go down the origins route, the obviously logical choice would be Kate Beckinsdale. She's obviously english, specifically with the upper class 'plummy' accent, and is more than proven in the action movies.

Here's one to ponder - Michelle Keegan. Certainly got the figure, British and can act (to a point :D). And at 25, she'd still be young enough to pull of a younger version of Lara. Could she make the step up to the big screen though ?

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Originally Posted by treefr0g (Post 65036274)
I wonder if Kate Middleton woould be interested. :)

I see what you did there ;)

little-monster 28-03-2013 18:29

They should do the new film based on the new game which is fantastic
And yes, Lyndsey Fonseca would be perfect. I hope she can do a british accent and possibly fit the film around her Nikita schedule

Linda_Anderson 28-03-2013 18:58

Does anyone know if its gonna be a reboot or a prequel?

JasonWatkins 28-03-2013 20:45

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Originally Posted by Linda_Anderson (Post 65042135)
Does anyone know if its gonna be a reboot or a prequel?

No concrete information at all but what little is out there suggests a reboot

Linda_Anderson 28-03-2013 20:48

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Originally Posted by JasonWatkins (Post 65045540)
No concrete information at all but what little is out there suggests a reboot

Okay, thanks.

CBFreak 28-03-2013 21:12

Hard to find any British Actress who feels like she could be Lara.
I've got some suggestions though:
Felicity Jones
Natasha O'Keeffe
Hayley Atwell


Of course for me Angelina Jolie was about perfect for the role so it would be hard to find someone else.

allthatyouwant 28-03-2013 22:48

Gemma Arterton
Dakota Blue Richards
Samantha Barks
Michelle Ryan
Kaya Scodelaria

- Even though Angie was great I would love it to be an English actress

JasonWatkins 29-03-2013 00:56

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Originally Posted by allthatyouwant (Post 65048466)
Gemma Arterton

No.no..no..no..NO :D

Linda_Anderson 29-03-2013 08:34

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Originally Posted by JasonWatkins (Post 65050755)
No.no..no..no..NO :D

So, that would be a no then ? :p

cunningham1471 29-03-2013 12:42

Gemma Arterton was the first name i thought of as she is known to the US audience through Hansel & Gretel, One of the Bond films, Prince of Persia amongst others.

Just curious.... why is everyone assuming that that Lara Croft in the reboot is even going to be English?
As has been seen with other reboots, they are happy to change things to fit with what they want to do. The Raimi version of Spiderman's origin wasn't the same as the comic. The reboot wasn't the same as either of those two.

If they wish to reboot it and have Lara Croft as some American "socialite" they will do it, especially if they can get the actress they want for the role.

The Terminator 29-03-2013 18:45

They would never do that with such a big property, faithfulness to the source material is taken a bit more seriously these days, and they'd know such a stupid change would lead to outcry.

degsyhufc 29-03-2013 18:49

Surely it can't take much for even a half decent actress to put on a English accent. Even it's it not the best and will be initially tought of as one of those comedy British accents that Hollywood use. After a few minutes people will adjust.

JasonWatkins 29-03-2013 19:05

I know Maggie Gyllenhal wouldn't be right for this role at all, but on the subject of american actresses doing british accents, hers is one of the very best i've heard - it's near faultless.

dee123 30-03-2013 11:56

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Originally Posted by Mark A (Post 65034920)
And who will play the young Lara? AJ's too old for the part now, sadly.

Regards

Mark

I don't know about that more likely she doesn't wanna do that anymore.

Zeus 30-03-2013 12:00

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Originally Posted by Mark A (Post 65034920)
And who will play the young Lara? AJ's too old for the part now, sadly.

Regards

Mark

Alison Carroll would be a good choice.

Deserana 12 30-03-2013 12:13

Yvonne Strahovski!


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