Cinema production company GK Films is developing a new Tomb Raider movie, collaborating with the creators of the freshly released, and critically acclaimed rebooted Tomb Raider game (AusGamers 9/10).
News of a new movie comes by way of film blog Variety, who waffle on about the game franchise's history, before mentioning the intended departure from the Angelina Jolie films, back toward the new game's fresh portrayal.
Crystal Dynamics have their own film version of “Tomb Raider” in mind now that the game is out.
Reboot serves as the basis for a potential new film franchise. Previous attempts died after the wordy sequel “Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life,” earned just $67 million domestically in 2003, and $157 million worldwide.
In a rare situation, Crystal Dynamics is working closely with GK Films to develop the actioner. Gamemakers typically just license off the film rights to a title and hope for something good at the megaplex.
“They are working from this new take that we’ve given them,” Gallagher said of GK Films. “It’s a good partnership. We’re seeing the challenges through the same lens.”
Collaboration was key for Crystal Dynamics when agreeing to partner with filmmakers.
“It was important for both of us to have a cohesive version of the franchise,” Gallagher said. “We didn’t want to see a film version that was a continuation of the old ‘Tomb Raider’ films.”
The new Tomb Raider game is now available on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Check out the new "Day One" launch trailer below.