TOMB RAIDER Reboot Coming from GK Films
GK Films has acquired the feature film rights to TOMB RAIDER, according to Deadline.com. The company is set to reboot the successful action-adventure franchise and is reportedly aiming for a 2013 release for the first film.
The films, produced by Graham King and Tim Headington, will create daring new adventures for the young and dynamic Lara Croft.
GK Films acquired the film rights from Square Enix. In Dec 2010, Crystal Dynamics (a Square Enix subsidiary) revealed a new Tomb Raider game based on the origins of the Lara Croft story.
“We are very excited to be rebooting what is already a hugely successful film franchise and continuing the Tomb Raider phenomenon.”
The original game, published in 1996 by Eidos, subsequently became one of the most successful video games of the time. The original Tomb Raider games were a pop culture phenomenon and have sold over 35million game units worldwide. Making Lara Croft, along with Mario Brothers, the most recognized name in gaming history.
Paramount Pictures made two movies starring Angelina Jolie about the daredevil archaeologist on a series of global missions in 2001 and 2003. Together they grossed a total of $432m at the worldwide box office.
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