Recently there have been rumours that Megan Fox had apparently landed the role of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider 3. I didn’t post it because I suspected it was gossip talk, which it ended up being. However, THR did some digging and it turns out Warner Bros are planning a reboot of the franchise, with Angelina Jolie unlikely to return.
Warners Bros. Pictures and producer Dan Lin (upcoming Sherlock Holmes) are in early development on a a reboot of “Tomb Raider,” the popular video game action franchise featuring Lara Croft.
The new project, however, is expected to revamp the character and her mission and bear little resemblance to the original pictures. It will reimagine the origins of the character, her love interest and the main villain.
As an open-writing assignment, the project is still in its nascent stages. An actress who could play the role Angelina Jolie made famous would likely come on after a writer and director are attached.
Rebooting is rampant in Hollywood these days so this could have been expected. Personally I would prefer Angelina Jolie back in the role, however she has 6 kids now and recently said would be cutting back the number of films she does. I doubt one of the few movies she ends up doing over the next 3 years will be this.
Who should play Lara Croft in the reboot? Megan Fox? Underworld 3‘s Rhona Mitra? An unknown actress?