Back in January we heard that Warner Bros were planning on rebooting the Tomb Raider franchise, with the only information released being “it will reimagine the origins of the character, her love interest and the main villain”. Now Terminator Salvation producer Dan Lin has confirmed to About.com (via Kotaku) that the new Lara Croft film will be an origin story, however unlike the previous films it will have a strong focus on character development.
“We’re rebooting Lara Croft…It’s a great origin story that we’re going to tell, a very character-oriented, I would say more realistic than the past Lara Croft movies…It’s not full-on action. I would say it’s like Terminator, it’s character driven action. For me, the Lara Croft games and movies have gone a little too action-oriented. I wanted to have action, but with character.”
So I guess that rules Angelina Jolie out (however I doubt she would have returned anyway). Who would you like to see play Lara Croft? Personally I want an unknown, but i’m sure some will want Megan Fox (who has been described as Angelina Jolie 2.0).