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New Tomb Raider movie now in development

It has been confirmed that a new Tomb Raider movie is to be developed, as MGM team up with production company GK Films.

Announced by MGM CEO and chairman Gary Barber and GK Films founder Graham King, development of the new Tomb Raider movie will start ‘immediately’, with King serving as the producer.

Although a cast list has yet to be announced, Angelina Jolie, who starred in the previous two movies Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, is unlikely to be making an appearance.

The two Tomb Raider film titles took in over $430 million (£280 million) at the box office worldwide between them.

The announcement of the new Tomb Raider movie comes just after the successful release of the new Tomb Raider videogame reboot on March 5. Since its release it has already sold over 3.4 million copies and spent two weeks at the top of the UK All Format Gaming Chart before being toppled by Gears of War: Judgment.

A reboot of the original series, the new Tomb Raider tells the story of Lara Croft’s transformation into the celebrated Tomb Raider heroine we know now. Located on a fictional island called Yamatai, the student Lara must quickly develop the survival skills necessary to stay alive against the island’s natives and the unpredictable weather.

With abilities and weapons able to be upgraded as the game progresses, the game allows Lara to transform as the storyline develops. Lara’s weapon of choice is a bow in the reboot, rather than the famous dual-wielded pistols, which mean stealth sections and the use of the environment play key roles in the game’s combat system.

Out now for PC, PlayStation and Xbox 360, the new Tomb Raider reboot could be a major influence upon the next Tomb Raider movie. If it’s half as successful as the new videogame, the movie could be a box office hit.

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Via: Hollywood Reporter

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