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Tomb Raider Movie in Growth at Amazon

They want to construct a ‘Marvel-like universe’ for the Lara Croft-starring collection.

Following on from right this moment’s earlier information that Amazon had commissioned a tv adaptation of the hit online game collection Tomb Raider from acclaimed author Phoebe Waller-Bridge, The Hollywood Reporter is now increasing on that story by revealing that the ‘huge rights deal’ will even embrace a minimum of one online game, and a brand new Tomb Raider characteristic movie.

The report states that the plan is to construct out, and develop upon, a related world of the Tomb Raider franchise with the tv collection, characteristic movie and online game – or video games, relying on the success – all being interconnected in a style not dissimilar to that employed by Marvel with their Marvel Cinematic Universe which has seen tales interwoven by way of varied codecs, together with movie, tv, video games and written media.

The most recent Tomb Raider online game was already introduced final 12 months, and given the earlier success of the franchise, additional installments of that collection and thought of possible. The report goes on so as to add that one supply with data of the deal said it as being among the many largest commitments to a franchise made by Amazon after their acquisition to the rights for the Lord of the Rings franchise, on which they’re believed to have spent in extra of $250 million. That deal coated a multiple-season present – which is presently airing now, The Rings of Energy – and spinoffs of the collection are additionally within the works.

Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in 'Tomb Raider' (2018)

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Waller-Bridge is hooked up to put in writing the script for the tv adaptation, a transfer which stems from the truth that the multitalented performer is a big fan of the Tomb Raider collection and was desperate to be concerned in its creation for tv. Her involvement is believed to stem from an general deal she has not too long ago renewed with Amazon.

This movie adaptation would mark the third try at translating the collection from console to display, following a pair of critically-derided options from the early 2000s that includes Angelina Jolie as an overtly-glamorous incarnation of the character, primarily based on Lara Croft’s extra ’rounded’ look within the early PlayStation video video games. A reboot, in 2018, which starred Alicia Vikander, was primarily based on an analogous reboot to the online game collection.

That movie noticed a extra gritty and life like model of the character, primarily based on a sport that was extra corresponding to critically acclaimed video games like Naughty Canine’s Uncharted collection. The Vikander movie, nevertheless, failed to interrupt even on its finances of $106 million earlier than advertising prices had been considered. A sequel was initially in improvement, with Vikander hooked up to reprise her position, as a result of slighty extra constructive important appraisal of the movie. Nevertheless, that sequel was deserted in 2022 after MGM’s movie rights to the collection expired.

Keep tuned to Collider for additional updates on the brand new Tomb Raider universe, the place we are going to carry you the information as quickly because it occurs.

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