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3rd Mar 2011, 16:27
Collection of articles, interviews, preview and assorted information on the upcoming third installment in the film series of Tomb Raider. Newer additions at the top.

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Update July 8, 2016

Warner Bros. and MGM have dated Alicia Vikander’s “Tomb Raider” for March 16, 2018.

http://variety.com/2016/film/news/tomb-raider-release-date-alicia-vikander-1201810114/

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Update May 11, 2016:

Camilla weighs in on the casting: http://www.ew.com/article/2016/05/10/tomb-raider-camilla-luddington-alicia-vikander

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Update April 28, 2016: Alicia Vikander Has Been Cast as Lara Croft

http://www.hypable.com/alicia-vikander-cast-lara-croft-tomb-raider/






Tomb Raider has found its new Lara Croft, and her name is Alicia Vikander.


The actress won the coveted role in a battle against Star Wars: The Force Awakens lead Daisy Ridley. According to Variety, “Vikander always seemed to be in the driver seat [and] the reason for a delay in the offer had to do with waiting for a new draft of the script to be delivered to the studio.”


Two Tomb Raider movies starring Angelina Jolie were released in 2001 and 2003, while the video game series launched in 1996 for Sega Saturn, MS-DOS, and PlayStation. Different installments of the game have been on virtually every video game console since then. Over 45 million copies of Tomb Raider have reportedly been sold since it’s debut two decades ago.


As we previously told you, the reboot will focus on 2013’s Tomb Raider video game, which showed Lara Croft as an archaeology student for the first time. This will not be a retelling of what we saw in Angelina Jolie’s movies, but rather a look into her past when she was still learning her craft. The first installment of the reboot video game franchise saw Lara on her inaugural mission, with the followup game, Rise of the Tomb Raider (2015), taking place a year later.


We here at Hypable were personally gunning for Daisy Ridley to take the part because we thought she’d have been perfect for the role. But Vikander seems like a great choice too!


Alicia Vikander is known for her roles in The Danish Girl and Ex Machina. She’ll also appear in the new Jason Bourne hitting theaters later this year.





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http://www.ew.com/article/2016/03/21/daisy-ridley-lara-croft-tomb-raider-reboot-talks
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/166941-Tomb-Raider-Reboot-May-Have-Star-Wars-Star-Daisy-Ridley

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Update April 9, 2016:

According to the presenters in the video on the Heroic Hollywood (http://heroichollywood.com/wb-2017-event-film-the-tomb-raider/) site, it is rumoured that the next film, The Tomb Raider, is due to be released 6th October 2017. Start watching the video at approximately the 8:30 point.

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Update March 7, 2016:

Gamespot: Tomb Raider Movie Tells Origin Story, Described as "Modern Action" Film (http://www.gamespot.com/articles/tomb-raider-movie-tells-origin-story-described-as-/1100-6435395/)

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Update by Driber - Feb 28, 2015 - A collection of recent articles on the film:



Deadline: "Warner Bros And Scribe Evan Daugherty Join MGM 'Tomb Raider' Reboot" (http://crystald.us9.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=22159706c1a334cca9e3e4d0e&id=add3f4c850&e=ed457066b1)
Variety: "Warner Bros. Joins MGM on 'Tomb Raider' Reboot" (http://crystald.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=22159706c1a334cca9e3e4d0e&id=4de323ae2d&e=ed457066b1)
Coming Soon: "Warner Bros. Picturse and Writer Board Tomb Raider Reboot" (http://crystald.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=22159706c1a334cca9e3e4d0e&id=175b257a7f&e=ed457066b1)
IGN: "Warner Bros., Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Writer Join Tomb Raider Reboot" (http://crystald.us9.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=22159706c1a334cca9e3e4d0e&id=3bf2d6367d&e=ed457066b1)
Polygon: "Teenage Mutant ninja Turtles writer is Tomb Raider's new movie scribe" (http://crystald.us9.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=22159706c1a334cca9e3e4d0e&id=21cb9e4399&e=ed457066b1)
Game Informer: "Tomb Raider Reboot Film Gets Writer and Distributor" (http://crystald.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=22159706c1a334cca9e3e4d0e&id=a641c5bc62&e=ed457066b1)
Forbes: "Back from The 'Tomb': Warner Bros., MGM Revive 'Raider' Lara Croft" (http://crystald.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=22159706c1a334cca9e3e4d0e&id=97f8139c14&e=ed457066b1)
Kotaku AU: "A New Tomb Raider Movie Is Still in the Works" (http://crystald.us9.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=22159706c1a334cca9e3e4d0e&id=422c15edae&e=ed457066b1)
Game Reactor: "Next Tomb Raider Movie will feature New Lara Croft" (http://crystald.us9.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=22159706c1a334cca9e3e4d0e&id=ba8e5a0383&e=ed457066b1)
What Culture: "New Tomb Raider Movie Gets a Fresh Screenwriter and Studio Deal" (http://crystald.us9.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=22159706c1a334cca9e3e4d0e&id=44e572a69c&e=ed457066b1)
Hypable: "'Ninja Turtles', 'Divergent' writer to pen 'Tomb Raider' reboot" (http://crystald.us9.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=22159706c1a334cca9e3e4d0e&id=753ef4e5bd&e=ed457066b1)
Paste: "Tomb Raider Reboot Gets a New Writer; Warner Bros. to Produce" (http://crystald.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=22159706c1a334cca9e3e4d0e&id=455dab7e05&e=ed457066b1)
Empire Online: "New Writer For Tomb Raider Reboot" (http://crystald.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=22159706c1a334cca9e3e4d0e&id=ad3762401d&e=ed457066b1)
Flicks and Bits: "Warner Bros & Writer Evan Daugherty Joins MGM's 'Tomb Raider' Reboot (http://crystald.us9.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=22159706c1a334cca9e3e4d0e&id=58276fb205&e=ed457066b1)


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Update by Driber - Feb 25, 2015:

Warner Bros to distribute TOMB RAIDER reboot film

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Update by Driber - July 6, 2013:

Kaya Scodelario on 'Tomb Raider' reboot rumours: 'It would be fun'

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/news/a496205/kaya-scodelario-on-tomb-raider-reboot-rumours-it-would-be-fun.html

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Update by QiX- June 15, 2013: The IMDb page is now updated:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1365519/


Tomb Raider (2013)
Action | Adventure | Fantasy

Archaeologist Lara Croft sets off on a series of international adventures.

Writers: Mark Fergus (screenplay), Marti Noxon (screenplay), 1 more credit »

Production Notes from IMDbPro
Status: Treatment/Outline | See complete list of in-production titles »
Comments: Script is being written.
Updated: 12 June 2013
More Info: See more production information about this title on IMDbPro.
Storyline
Archaeologist Lara Croft sets off on a series of international adventures.

Plot Keywords: lara croft | based on video game | re boot
Genres: Action | Adventure | Fantasy
Parents Guide: Add content advisory for parents »

Details
Country: USA
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NEW!! Update by Driber - June 13, 2013:


Best known for her work on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"

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MGM is moving closer in getting its “Tomb Raider” off the ground, bringing in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” alum Marti Noxon to pen the script.

Story is still being worked out but will likely follow archaeologist Lara Croft as she sets off on one of her international adventures.

Graham King is developing the film and will produce through his GK Films banner.

King and MGM have been trying for some time to get the project off the ground given the genre’s strong fanbase.

Angelina Jolie starred in two installments and while the original did well enough for Paramount to greenlight a sequel, the second disappointed and did not make enough to complete the trilogy.

King picked up the rights after Paramount let them expire and took the project to MGM. The most recent videogame installment, released this year, sold more than 3 million units and features a younger Lara Croft.

The WME-repped Noxon is best known for her work as a TV showrunner but has started to work more in the film realm. Her film credits include DreamWorks’ “Fright Night” and “I Am Number Four.”

She also adapted “The Glass Castle” for Lionsgate with Jennifer Lawrence attached and most recently has done a production rewrite on the Fox Animation pic “The Anubis Tapestry.”

http://variety.com/2013/film/news/buffy-the-vampire-slayer-marti-noxon-tomb-raider-mgm-1200496236/

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NEW!! Update by Driber - June 1, 2013:

Gemma Arterton is interested in the role:

http://www.empireonline.com/interviews/interview.asp?IID=1705

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Update by Driber - April 20, 2013:

Hayley Atwell is interested in the role:


Finally, with a new Tomb Raider movie in the works at MGM, some fans have already pegged Atwell as the best choice to play Lara Croft. Atwell is aware of the fan support and sounds pretty game to fill those shoes:

“There’s also some kind of online campaign for me to do Tomb Raider Reborn, which I know has just come out as a computer game. MGM have the rights to make it into a film, which would be fantastic to do because I’d get to spend a year of my life training hard and pick up all sorts of fantastic fun skills.”

source: http://collider.com/captain-america-2-news-hayley-atwell-tomb-raider/

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Update by Driber - March 27, 2013:


@MGM_Studios (https://twitter.com/MGM_Studios) has acquired the film rights to @TombRaider (https://twitter.com/tombraider) and will develop the new action adventure franchise in partnership with GK.https://twitter.com/gkfilms/status/316994164929728513

METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS PARTNERS WITH GK FILMS TO PRODUCE TOMB RAIDER


Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) has acquired the feature film rights to TOMB RAIDER and will develop the new action adventure franchise based on the Lara Croft video game franchise in partnership with GK Films, it was jointly announced today by Gary Barber, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, MGM and Graham King, Founder, GK Films.

GK Films had previously acquired the TOMB RAIDER film rights in 2011 from interactive entertainment company, Square Enix Ltd. King will serve as producer and development of the first film will begin immediately. No casting has been announced.

“Graham is one of the premier producers in this industry and I am delighted to be working with him on this exciting franchise. We look forward to developing more projects together in the future,” said Barber.

King said, “I am thrilled to partner with Gary and his MGM team on rebooting this successful TOMB RAIDER film franchise. The enthusiasm over the recent game release is very encouraging and we can’t wait to bring it to the big screen.”

The original TOMB RAIDER game was published in 1996 by the London-based video game company Eidos and went on to become one of the most successful video games of the time. Eidos (including Crystal Dynamics) is now part of an international interactive entertainment group, Square Enix. A pop culture phenomenon, the original TOMB RAIDER games have sold over 35 million game units worldwide making Lara Croft one of the most recognized names in the gaming industry. Most recently, Square Enix released the highly-anticipated reboot of the series, simply titled TOMB RAIDER, on March 5, 2013 to critical acclaim.

In 2001 and 2003, Paramount Pictures made two feature films starring Angelina Jolie and based on the daredevil archaeologist on a series of global missions. The films grossed a total of $432 million worldwide.

The newly reinvigorated MGM is currently in pre-production on the original film, HERCULES starring Dwayne Johnson, directed by Brett Ratner. The studio has several films slated for release this year including GI JOE: RETALIATION with Paramount debuting March 28, CARRIE with Sony’s Screen Gems due October 18 and THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG with New Line/Warner Bros. set for December 13. ROBOCOP, with Sony, is scheduled for release February 7, 2014.https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151332183581727&set=a.10150101475241727.277192.357131111726&type=1

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Small article @ ComingSoon.net published on the day of the game release. Not much info added at this point but, hey... We are fans, aren't we? Everything is relevant for us:

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=84426#ixzz1eKEOVLWn


Tomb Raider Movie Reboot to Feature Younger Lara Croft
Source: Variety
March 5, 2013


Square Enix is releasing Crystal Dynamics' new Tomb Raider game today for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and the PC. The game explores the intense and gritty origin story of Lara Croft and her ascent from a frightened young woman to a hardened survivor.

But what is the status of the movie reboot? Variety says Crystal Dynamics is working closely with GK Films to develop the film that will also focus on the younger Lara Croft.

"They are working from this new take that we've given them," Darrell Gallagher, head of studio at Crystal Dynamics, said of GK Films. "It's a good partnership. We're seeing the challenges through the same lens."

He added that "It was important for both of us to have a cohesive version of the franchise. We didn't want to see a film version that was a continuation of the old 'Tomb Raider' films."

Producer Graham King previously told us that the new film will be "the story before she became Lara Croft, so it is a character piece. It does have a lot of really great characters, but it's a lot of action and a lot of fun, and for me, it's something very different. I've not really done a movie like that before, but I really gravitated to rebooting this franchise and we're going to give it a shot."

Starring Angelina Jolie, Paramount Pictures made two movies based on the daredevil archaeologist on a series of global missions in 2001 and 2003. They grossed a total of $432 million at the worldwide box office.

Who do you think should play the younger Lara Croft in the movie?


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Update with the latest interview with producer Graham King @ Digital Spy, UK. Exclusive video interview included:

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/news/a353736/tomb-raider-reboot-inspired-by-rise-of-the-planet-of-the-apes.html (link provided by dark7angel)



'Tomb Raider' reboot inspired by 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'
Published Thursday, Dec 1 2011, 10:00 GMT | By Simon Reynolds and Ben Rawson-Jones

Tomb Raider producer Graham King has revealed that he took inspiration from Rise of the Planet of the Apes for the Lara Croft franchise reboot.

[Video interview: 'Tomb Raider will explore Lara Croft origins', 1m10s duration]

King told Digital Spy that he has received a script from Iron Man screenwriters Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby.

"We're going through [the script] creatively, bringing in directors to talk to and then I get that horrible job of sitting with 25-30 young girls that want to play Lara Croft," he said.

Asked about his approach to the new Lara Croft movie, King said: "For me it's re-inventing the wheel a bit, it's a reboot. We're going back before she was Lara Croft, so it's a much more emotional character piece. She's in search of her parents.

"One of my favourite movies of this year was Rise of the Planet of the Apes and the way they rebooted that franchise. I thought it was fantastic and took a lot away from that for Tomb Raider."

Angelina Jolie previously starred as the iconic video game character in Tomb Raider (2001) and Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003).


Graham King @ ComingSoon.net:

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=84426#ixzz1eKEOVLWn (link provided by dark7angel)


Exclusive: Graham King on the Tomb Raider Reboot
Source: Edward Douglas November 20, 2011

Earlier today, ComingSoon.net had a chance to sit down with producer Graham King, who has once again reteamed with Martin Scorsese for Hugo, a magical fantasy based on Brian Selznick's "The Invention of Hugo Cabret."

When he brought up the reboot of Tomb Raider he's working on with Iron Man writers Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, we wondered about the decision considering the reaction to the previous two movies starring Angelina Jolie. (Ironically, King also produced Jolie's directorial debut In the Land of Blood & Honey, which will be released by FilmDistrict next month.)

He gave us some idea on the direction they plan to take, which is definitely more along the lines of Casino Royale or Batman Begins:

"Listen, the box office, they weren't disasters but I find it interesting that the story that we're telling is really the story before she became Lara Croft, so it is a character piece. It does have a lot of really great characters, but it's a lot of action and a lot of fun, and for me, it's something very different. I've not really done a movie like that before, but I really gravitated to rebooting this franchise and we're going to give it a shot."

Considering how two of the best studio action movies this year, Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class and Rupert Wyatt's Rise of the Planet of the Apes, took a similar approach, it certainly seems like a smart way to go, and here's hoping King is able to find the right director and ever-important actress soon to get this thing rolling forward.

Look for the rest of our interview with King soon. Hugo comes out in many places on Wednesday, November 23.


Graham King @ Collider:

http://collider.com/tomb-raider-remake-graham-king/127572/ (link provided by dark7angel)


Producer Graham King Provides Update on TOMB RAIDER Reboot; Says It’s More of a “Character Study” and Goes Back to Her Roots
by Adam Chitwood Posted:November 20th, 2011 at 1:25 pm

While a reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise has been in the works for quite some time, we hadn’t really heard much about the film until early this year when a 2013 release was targeted. Iron Man scribes Mark Fergus and Hawk Otsby came aboard the project in May. They stated at the time that their intention was to craft an origin story and solidify Lara Croft as a strong female character in the vein of Ellen Ripley or Sarah Connor.

Steve is currently in New York covering press for Martin Scorsese’s Hugo and he sat down with producer Graham King who gave an update on the Tomb Raider reboot. King said that they just got the script in and they hope to start production next year. The producer also spoke about the direction and tone of the story they’ve come up with, and even mused on the prospect of bringing Angelina Jolie back in some capacity. Hit the jump for the full interview.

King confirmed that they just received the script and now they’re looking ahead to production. As for the tone, King describes it as more along the lines of a character study:


“There’s something about her character and going back to her roots, and that’s what we’re doing with this. You’re actually gonna meet her before she has all her powers as Lara Croft. It’s more of a character study, but it’s a really fun, fun adventure story.”

King has a relationship with Jolie as he produced The Tourist and worked with her on her directorial debut In the Land of Blood and Honey. When asked whether or not he would bring her back in a cameo capacity, King laughed and said he didn’t know, but he did confirm that he and Jolie have talked about Tomb Raider. “We’ll have to see” King mused, so for fans of the original series the idea isn’t entirely off the table just yet. Since the script is now in, hopefully we’ll hear more about the project soon as a production start date looms.

Here’s the transcript followed by the full video interview itself, which includes a neat anecdote about test screening Jolie’s In the Land of Blood and Honey:

If I’m not mistaken, you’re one of the people bringing back Tomb Raider. Where is that and do you envision that it could be in front of cameras soon?

I think hopefully next year. We just got the script in on Tomb Raider and it’s really good. It’s something that, for me anyway, is different, you know rebooting a franchise that I didn’t produce to begin with. But there’s something about her character and going back to her roots, and that’s what we’re doing with this. You’re actually gonna meet her before she has all her powers as Lara Croft. It’s more of a character study, but it’s a really fun, fun adventure story.


You have a relationship with Ms. Jolie. Is there any chance that she could somehow cameo in the upcoming reboot?

(laughs) I don’t know, you know we’ve spoken about Tomb Raider and we’ll have to see. I mean she’s so wonderful, she just directed this movie for me, In the Land of Blood and Honey, which I think we’re about five weeks from releasing and I can’t wait for people to see that movie. She did an amazing job as a director, absolutely amazing. Maybe I’ll ask her to direct it (laughs). We did a screening of the movie in L.A., like a preview, and I didn’t tell anyone who directed it, then afterwards I asked the focus group who they think directed it, and they said Roman Polanski or Clint Eastwood, which is “wow.” But she’s that good, and the film is that good.

[Video interview (transcripted above), 1m43s duration]




Graham King's first interview for Hollywood Reporter:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/tomb-raiders-lara-croft-get-165065 (link provided by Driber)


'Tomb Raider's' Lara Croft to Get Reboot - Without Angelina Jolie
Graham King's GK Films has acquired the franchise's film rights, with plans to release an origin-story in 2013.
7:00 PM PST 3/7/2011 by Borys Kit

Lara Croft is back in action.

The heroine of one of the biggest video games from the 1990s is once again getting the movie treatment, this time from heavyweight producer Graham King and his GK Films.

GK Films has acquired the feature film rights to Tomb Raider and will reboot the action-adventure franchise aiming for a 2013 release for the first film.

The new movie will be produced by King and Tim Headington.

Angelina Jolie starred in the two previous big-screen adaptations made by Paramount, and with King having produced The Tourist, the Jolie-Johnny Depp thriller, some tongues were wagging about the potential for a new Jolie Raider movie.

But sources say GK Films, which has not hired a writer yet, may be looking to do a Lara Croft origin story rather continue her adventures.

According to GK Films, the goal is to "create daring new adventures for the young and dynamic Lara Croft."

The game was created in 1996 by Eidos, now part of entertainment group Square Enix. (In December, Enix subsidiary, Crystal Dynamics, said it was working on a new Raider game, this one based on the origins of Croft.)

2001's Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and 2003's Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life grossed $432 million worldwide.

The rights lapsed back to Eidos in the late 2000s, with Warner Bros. in development of an iteration. That version, however, never got past the writing stage.

Grey Rembert will oversee the project for GK Films, which was involved in Rango and has Hugo Cabret, directed by Martin Scorsese, coming out later this year.


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This thread contained 2 polls which have been closed. Here are the final results of those polls:

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What does it take to make a good video game movie? - Good Bad Flicks

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Here are photos of the actresses listed in the poll. (Links provided by LadyRufina)

Do you want to see someone else as Lara in the new movie? Post your suggestions in this thread and we can add it to the poll so that you can vote for it :)

Summer Glau:
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Olivia Wilde:
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Alison Carrol:
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Gemma Arterton:
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Hayley Atwell:
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Camilla Luddington:
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Silvermoth
8th Mar 2011, 04:05
Just checked out Graham King on imdb. Guy has an awesome resume, looks like we're in for a good one! :D:D:D:D Yay!!!!

Anyone want to volunteer a cast or thoughts?

AdobeArtist
8th Mar 2011, 05:15
Guess I'll just recap what I mentioned in the general discussions board; back in the summer last year when I met Summer Glau at Toronto's FanExpo, she told me she was "in talks" for the role of Lara in the upcoming movie. Nothing official of course but this got me super excited none the less.

But more recently on a channel we have here called Space (kinda our version of the SciFi channel) a talk segment made mention of Olivia Wilde now being rumored for the role. Again nothing official here either.

While I do like Olivia well enough, I would still much MUCH prefer Summer get the part. She certainly has the looks, I mean she is just gorgeous, and top notch acting chops. But where she has the advantage over Olivia is her extensive training and experience in a variety of combat kills, from martial arts to sidearms & edged weapons. Plus she's amazingly athletic, her dancing and gymnastics background can easily be adapted to serve as Lara's acrobatics repertoir.

I wouldn't complain too much if it did go to Olivia, but still I strongly feel Summer will do the role more justice. Here's hoping :)

Silvermoth
8th Mar 2011, 07:59
I wouldn't mind seeing a British Lara this time.

dark7angel
8th Mar 2011, 16:06
Guess I'll just recap what I mentioned in the general discussions board; back in the summer last year when I met Summer Glau at Toronto's FanExpo, she told me she was "in talks" for the role of Lara in the upcoming movie. Nothing official of course but this got me super excited none the less.

But more recently on a channel we have here called Space (kinda our version of the SciFi channel) a talk segment made mention of Olivia Wilde now being rumored for the role. Again nothing official here either.

While I do like Olivia well enough, I would still much MUCH prefer Summer get the part. She certainly has the looks, I mean she is just gorgeous, and top notch acting chops. But where she has the advantage over Olivia is her extensive training and experience in a variety of combat kills, from martial arts to sidearms & edged weapons. Plus she's amazingly athletic, her dancing and gymnastics background can easily be adapted to serve as Lara's acrobatics repertoir.

I wouldn't complain too much if it did go to Olivia, but still I strongly feel Summer will do the role more justice. Here's hoping :)

I agree with you, Summer would be perfect for the role!
As for Olivia Wilde, I'm not really a fan...

LC is Me
8th Mar 2011, 21:39
I was kind of hoping they gave up on the whole movie thing.

AdobeArtist
8th Mar 2011, 22:54
I was kind of hoping they gave up on the whole movie thing.

BLASPHEMER!!! :eek::eek:

:p:naughty:

never give up :group_hug:

LC is Me
9th Mar 2011, 00:46
BLASPHEMER!!! :eek::eek:

:p:naughty:

never give up :group_hug:
I didn't like the first two all that much.
D:

I mean...I guess they were ok.
But, imo, not good enough to make a third.
Unless it's super awesome.

Pulse
9th Mar 2011, 02:59
The first two were absolutely awful! They made my eyes bleed and my heart cry...

Portal Croft
9th Mar 2011, 05:38
Muito bom , Pelo menos o filme vem em português !

Very good, at least the film is in Portuguese!

Jurre
9th Mar 2011, 10:30
I guess I must be a blasphemer too then... I would be surprised if movie-Lara's personality was anything other than a walking bag of hostility towards the world because that is the only way Hollywood seems to be able to portray a strong female. As for the movie; I expect a rather uninspired B-action flick that doesn't stay true to the game, nor goes beyond the source material in a way like Christopher Nolans Batman movie. I'm sorry to be so cynical but that's my experience with game movies...

KellyMissMurder
9th Mar 2011, 11:18
The movies did not do the games justice at all. How about they just do an CG movie. That I would watch!

Sina_Croft
9th Mar 2011, 18:28
I'm curious, but again, waiting for Keir to confirm and such xD Don't expect too much atm :P

What KellyMissMurder says ^^

Ants_27_
9th Mar 2011, 18:35
I guess I must be a blasphemer too then... I would be surprised if movie-Lara's personality was anything other than a walking bag of hostility towards the world because that is the only way Hollywood seems to be able to portray a strong female.

Exactly. Hollywood shouldn't touch it. If only there were credible indie film makers that don't run to hollywood... then you'd have a cool film.

In all honesty if you could get the rights properly and then find ways to fund the film then I'd believe it to be a better film as films with smaller budgets are 100 times better than these big hollywood products like Transformers or Avatar. Not always the case of course. Although, that's my opinion of course!:D

MissJess
9th Mar 2011, 22:46
I was kind of hoping they gave up on the whole movie thing.

I completely agree. :(

LC is Me
10th Mar 2011, 00:13
I guess I must be a blasphemer too then... I would be surprised if movie-Lara's personality was anything other than a walking bag of hostility towards the world because that is the only way Hollywood seems to be able to portray a strong female. As for the movie; I expect a rather uninspired B-action flick that doesn't stay true to the game, nor goes beyond the source material in a way like Christopher Nolans Batman movie. I'm sorry to be so cynical but that's my experience with game movies...

This forever. D:

That's why I didn't like the movies.
They portrayed Lara as this snarky sort of prude stuck in an overly dry plot.

Foundered
10th Mar 2011, 00:52
This is sooo exciting! This might have been a deciding factor on making the new game a reboot/origin story. If the movie is like the new game it will be much darker than the other TR movies.

Angelina is Lara. It's not like James Bond or Batman where you can have a new actor every movie. If it is an origin movie it will let them get a new actress without people saying "pfft that's not Lara".

I do not want Summer or Olivia as Lara tho. Oh no Kim Kardashian either.

Ants_27_
10th Mar 2011, 07:38
Angelina is Lara. It's not like James Bond or Batman where you can have a new actor every movie. If it is an origin movie it will let them get a new actress without people saying "pfft that's not Lara".


But in the movie making business its going to be hell of a lot cheaper to keep changing actors. If you have Angelina back then it could quite easily eat into the budget, why? Cause I think the insurance of traveling to different locations around the world would be extremely costly.

But in terms as I started with different actors, then I'm surprised they kept the actors the same within the Harry Potter films... kinda cool way to view films to see this person grow as the character they are supposed to represent... alas from 11 to 17.

RosePetals
10th Mar 2011, 16:36
I would totally love a CGI film. ^^

WinterSoldierLTE
11th Mar 2011, 10:40
I'd much rather see a CG movie then a live action one. If they do go for live action tho (which I'm 100% certain they will), then wash her d@mn hair this time around! Angelina's was so oily and filthy looking I thought she'd just got done working in a boiler room!

Gemma_Darkmoon_
11th Mar 2011, 16:43
Think it is a shame if the new movie is origins. It is all geting a bit too much on that theme now. The other two TR movies were okay but probably havn't lived up to the pottential that a TR movie could have.

LC is Me
11th Mar 2011, 22:02
I'd much rather see a CG movie then a live action one. If they do go for live action tho (which I'm 100% certain they will), then wash her d@mn hair this time around! Angelina's was so oily and filthy looking I thought she'd just got done working in a boiler room!


o noes her hair
:l

Elliot Kane
12th Mar 2011, 19:47
I think whether this is good or not depends on who they cast as Lara, honestly. Alison Carroll would be the obvious choice, for me, or Kate Beckinsale if they want a 30-something Lara.

In any case, they need a Lara who looks and sounds English. Anything else and the film won't work.

RosePetals
13th Mar 2011, 07:31
I'd much rather see a CG movie then a live action one. If they do go for live action tho (which I'm 100% certain they will), then wash her d@mn hair this time around! Angelina's was so oily and filthy looking I thought she'd just got done working in a boiler room!

I thought I was the only one who noticed how grimy her hair looked in the movies. :lmao: Lara's hair in the games always looked so soft and flowing whether she's cliff-diving or killing mummies. :rolleyes:

Natla
13th Mar 2011, 08:54
I think whether this is good or not depends on who they cast as Lara, honestly. Alison Carroll would be the obvious choice, for me, or Kate Beckinsale if they want a 30-something Lara.

In any case, they need a Lara who looks and sounds English. Anything else and the film won't work.

Can Alison Carroll act at all?

Ants_27_
13th Mar 2011, 09:32
Can Alison Carroll act at all?

I think I saw her in a film and she was in it all of three seconds... so I can't really judge but personally I doubt it.

No offense to those who love her and all.

They need somebody who can act, not experience, does her own stunts (you can get great shots as they can shoot the face)... as for nationality I think it's fine as I think anybody can do the whole stuck up English accent!:lol:

KellyMissMurder
13th Mar 2011, 09:41
I think its safe to say that if they choose Megan Fox the movie will be an epic fail.

Silvermoth
13th Mar 2011, 10:25
Urgh, agreed. No Fox.

Game Informer had some interesting ideas...

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2011/03/10/casting-call-tomb-raider.aspx

I hope they cast this as sensibly as they cast for Batman Begins with lots of talented actors to play the leads.

If they're going for a younger Lara like in the next game my cast would be...
Lara Croft- Kaya Scodelario
Lord Richard Croft- Colin Firth
Amelia Croft- Keeley Hawes
Werner von Croy- Bruno Ganz
Alastair Fletcher- Tom Riley
Zip- Percy Daggs III
Amanda Evert- Imogen Poots
Jacqueline Natla- Kate Winslet

Natla
13th Mar 2011, 12:26
Jacqueline Natla- Kate Winslet

I'm blushing ...

http://oi54.tinypic.com/287lqn8.jpg

Actually Imogen Poots looks good too.

http://img.listal.com/image/999445/600full-imogen-poots.jpg

Elliot Kane
13th Mar 2011, 21:55
Can Alison Carroll act at all?

No clue. But how much deep acting skill is really required to play Lara? She looks the part and could certainly do the physical parts of the role.

LC is Me
14th Mar 2011, 01:31
No clue. But how much deep acting skill is really required to play Lara? She looks the part and could certainly do the physical parts of the role.Looking like Lara and being able to do backhand springs off of random objects doesn't cut it.

She at least needs to have adequate acting skills to be halfway convincing.
Otherwise, it's like every other video game based movie: suckish.

Ants_27_
14th Mar 2011, 07:49
Looking like Lara and being able to do backhand springs off of random objects doesn't cut it.

She at least needs to have adequate acting skills to be halfway convincing.
Otherwise, it's like every other video game based movie: suckish.

Yeah, just looks and physicality are a horse of a different colour.

I couldn't careless if it ends up being a bloke in a wig... I'm deadly serious. Providing she can act then it's all that matters...

and people will turn around and say they are a fan of cinema.:rolleyes:

sirrap1
14th Mar 2011, 08:18
Super Mario Bros. movie DESTROYED video game movies for all!

Raider126
14th Mar 2011, 18:31
Why I wouldn't mind being Lara. *slides CV forwards* I'd be perhaps the strangest Lara Croft yet. I can't for the life of me stay with the script. I'd start in an action scene and then suddenly pause and say "This is as epic as the fight scene between Spock and Kirk in the original Star Trek series!"

I'm hoping that Summer Glau is pretty awesome and her fight scene in Serenity was mind blowing. Plus you got the added bonus of her being absolutely adorable in interviews, I'm thinking about the special features here.

KellyMissMurder
15th Mar 2011, 12:31
I'm hoping that Summer Glau is pretty awesome and her fight scene in Serenity was mind blowing. Plus you got the added bonus of her being absolutely adorable in interviews, I'm thinking about the special features here.

While there is something about her "look" that I don't see as Lara, like she's missing something, I have to agree with you.

Jaheria
15th Mar 2011, 16:42
I would be happy to play Lara Croft. haha! :D

AdobeArtist
16th Mar 2011, 04:20
I guess I must be a blasphemer too then... I would be surprised if movie-Lara's personality was anything other than a walking bag of hostility towards the world because that is the only way Hollywood seems to be able to portray a strong female. As for the movie; I expect a rather uninspired B-action flick that doesn't stay true to the game, nor goes beyond the source material in a way like Christopher Nolans Batman movie. I'm sorry to be so cynical but that's my experience with game movies...

Although I'm quoting you, Jurre, I see this sentiment shared by quite a few. And really, this defeatist attitude is counter productive. Have video game movis in the past been unsuccessful? Yes. Does that equate to all future endeavors being doomed to failure? There is NO reason to say it does.

In fact you referring to Christopher Nolan is a perfect example here. Batman movies before were anything from average (Burton's first movie) to down right flops (everything Schoemaker put out there). Now imagine the studios had this same attitude - "ohhh, just look how awful all the previous movies were, it's impossible to make a good batman movie, no sense in even trying. Sorry Nolan but we can't invest in this."

We wouldn't have not only the best Batman movie ever made, but by and large the greatest achievement in comic book adaptations to film, and I mean of any comic book property out there. Simply the best of all time!

Another note from history, all the video games developers tried to make from batman, they all were heaping piles of suckage, for years and years. Then Rocksteady studios came along and gave us the stellar experience of Arkham Asylum.

Sure you can get scores of bad writers and dirctors, but there ARE some rare gems out there who actually know the source materials and how to translate that to the film media. It takes just ONE to do it right.

So rather than wave the white flag, why not try and take an optimistic outlook here? I mean knowing that talented creators are out there and that the film industry in general is getting a better handle on how to treat these works of fiction (be that comics, cartoons, or video games), shouldn't we as fans demand they show due diligence and give us the viewing pleasure we deserve?

This giving up before it's been properly tried is... sorry to be harsh, just pitiful. Don't accept this as impossible, demand they put the effort into it!!

On another note, while I agree to some extent that the Jolie movies left something to be desired, were they really THAT bad? Sure there were flaws, like how they portrayed Lara as a tomboy, her aversion to anything feminine (we all know damn well she would wear a dress, and far more stylish than the butler's suggestion). And I agree about the cliche that a female has to be hostile to be shown as strong and independant. And the focus was too heavy on action over exploration and that sense of wonder and discovery.

But still they got some things right; there was attention to detail about her aristocratic background, they still captured the knowledgable and cultured aspect of her personality.

For all it's flaws, the TR movies were still overall a solid accomplishment in video game adaptations to film. Far better than most others I can think of like Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, House of the Dead, Super Mario Bros, and many others. For me the best video game movie to date is Prince of Persia which was a very respectful homage to the games.

But basically, an imperfect movie is a farcry from this catastrophic failure some of you would make them out to be.

Natla
16th Mar 2011, 07:07
I would be surprised if movie-Lara's personality was anything other than a walking bag of hostility towards the world. Isn't that more or less Lara's character anyway? (I admit I'm biased.)

AdobeArtist
16th Mar 2011, 11:37
Isn't that more or less Lara's character anyway? (I admit I'm biased.)

That's only part of Lara's character. She can also display enthusiasm and elation when exploring a new temple (has "fallen in love" with soime locales), and can be very witty and as the brits say, cheeky.

She's far more complex than just a single aspect.

Jurre
16th Mar 2011, 13:32
Thank you for the well argued reply Adobe, here are my answers:


Although I'm quoting you, Jurre, I see this sentiment shared by quite a few. And really, this defeatist attitude is counter productive. Have video game movis in the past been unsuccessful? Yes. Does that equate to all future endeavors being doomed to failure? There is NO reason to say it does. Personally I have seen no video game movie that I think of as a masterpiece, or even a moderately good movie, but that's personal. If you think there have been such films, I'd love to know which one those are. - edit, I see you listed them below.
In the end, I think it is always wise to assume that everything is mediocre because it avoids dissapointment. If you don't hold your hopes on high and it turns out bad: great, you were right. If it turns out to be magnificent: great! So much more surprise.



In fact you referring to Christopher Nolan is a perfect example here. Batman movies before were anything from average (Burton's first movie) to down right flops (everything Schoemaker put out there). Now imagine the studios had this same attitude - "ohhh, just look how awful all the previous movies were, it's impossible to make a good batman movie, no sense in even trying. Sorry Nolan but we can't invest in this."

We wouldn't have not only the best Batman movie ever made, but by and large the greatest achievement in comic book adaptations to film, and I mean of any comic book property out there. Simply the best of all time!
Indeed, but I think is like saying that cars have four wheels -and then have some guy who shows a picture of a tricar. I am not saying it is impossible, I just think is very, very unlikely that the Tomb Raider movie will show such quality as the Dark Night did. I think such an achievement is only possible when the director is highly capable to tell a story, like Nolan, or has great personal enthousiasm for the subject, like Peter Jackson and his beloved Lord of the Rings ( who is by the way also highly capable). You'll know your movie is in good hands then...
Yet, as far as I can see the only motivation for making the new Tomb Raider movie is to create new interest in the Tr series and the upcoming game, in other words to make money. Just like all the other gamefilms.



Another note from history, all the video games developers tried to make from batman, they all were heaping piles of suckage, for years and years. Then Rocksteady studios came along and gave us the stellar experience of Arkham Asylum.

Sure you can get scores of bad writers and dirctors, but there ARE some rare gems out there who actually know the source materials and how to translate that to the film media. It takes just ONE to do it right.
Like I said, you are right, but they are rare gems indeed. It is more likely to find a worthless piece of rock.



So rather than wave the white flag, why not try and take an optimistic outlook here? I mean knowing that talented creators are out there and that the film industry in general is getting a better handle on how to treat these works of fiction (be that comics, cartoons, or video games), shouldn't we as fans demand they show due diligence and give us the viewing pleasure we deserve?

This giving up before it's been properly tried is... sorry to be harsh, just pitiful. Don't accept this as impossible, demand they put the effort into it!!

So in general: my answer is that good movies, especially game-movies, are rare, and it is more realistic to expect them to be B-quallity cashcows. That saves one from a lot of dissapointment. I do not believe that lowered expectations will lead to filmmakers doing less their best, if anything I think it will make them doing more their best.
Rather than pitiful I call it sense ;)

LC is Me
16th Mar 2011, 19:16
I'm getting a little tired of the preaching.
It's starting to become this "If you don't like every single aspect of Tomb Raider and the projects surrounding it, you are _____". And it's a little irritating.

If the movies sucked or weren't good or half assed or whatever to a significant amount of people, why are we defeatist and pitiful if we don't want a third movie made?
Because it didn't please us?
Because we didn't agree with the way the movies were done?
Please, if I'm spending my money on something and it disappoints me.....

It's a waste. Put that money, time, and effort into making this game better. Focus on the series right now. We're starting to slowly roll back into the "Let's juggle multiple projects at a time" thing. If they can actually make this game good, it'll attract the attention of actually decent producers/directors. Maybe then they could do a decent movie. Fans demand greatness from many things: doesn't mean they always get it. Some do, many do not. Are all their ways of thinking pitiful if they don't want a continuation of the disappointment?

Until then, jumping down my throat over it? Not going to change my opinion. If you liked the movies, fine. I don't care one way or the other. But being perceived as "pitiful"? That's a little self-righteous if you ask me.

Because let's be honest: I don't have to like every aspect of every Tomb Raider related thing, and I'm sure not obligated to like every aspect. Neither is anyone else. I'm not going to fake approval if I'm disappointed for the sake of seeming like a true fan.

Pulse
16th Mar 2011, 21:53
^I agree with you 100%

WinterSoldierLTE
16th Mar 2011, 23:01
@LC is Me: Amen!

AdobeArtist
17th Mar 2011, 04:02
LC: This isn't about how you feel about the past movies. You're entitlted to your opinion on something you actually saw, as are we all.

My main point was that the past does not equal the future. Again look at the Batman example. This new movie is under a different studio, will be handled by a different director and writing team, and it's already being written off as a failure before it's even been made. Does nobody else see the contradiction in this?

I did concede that the Jolie movies had its share of flaws, and yes, it will be no easy task for the next movie to "get it right". Sure it's a challenge, but is that really any reason to throw in the towel already? Again before the project's been started?

Even if I'm trying to encourage optimism, I'm not saying get your hopes up too high either. If nothing else, at least shouldn't they get some beneift of the doubt, as this is a fresh start? Is that asking too much? :) :flowers:

mrskurtistrent
17th Mar 2011, 05:37
Like many of you said, they need someone who can act! And i couldnt agree more!

Sure, teach the person the stunts the shooting, all the action. But make sure this person you chose, really IS LARA. Not just with a sexy body but really can be her and take her personality and transform into her. Lara Croft is a great character, and i dont want them to ruin her.
And if they make a movie, i think they should base it off one of the games. Sorry, but the movies kinda made me disappointed. I still like them, but they just arent really what i was looking foward to in the end. Maybe start off with old adventures like her finding the Scion?

Just my thinking though.

mrskurtistrent
17th Mar 2011, 05:38
LC: This isn't about how you feel about the past movies. You're entitlted to your opinion on something you actually saw, as are we all.

My main point was that the past does not equal the future. Again look at the Batman example. This new movie is under a different studio, will be handled by a different director and writing team, and it's already being written off as a failure before it's even been made. Does nobody else see the contradiction in this?

I did concede that the Jolie movies had its share of flaws, and yes, it will be no easy task for the next movie to "get it right". Sure it's a challenge, but is that really any reason to throw in the towel already? Again before the project's been started?

Even if I'm trying to encourage optimism, I'm not saying get your hopes up too high either. If nothing else, at least shouldn't they get some beneift of the doubt, as this is a fresh start? Is that asking too much? :) :flowers:

i agree they need to give it a shot! :) I just really hope this one will be great. But who knows... we shall have to see i guess;D

Jaheria
19th Mar 2011, 02:30
Like many of you said, they need someone who can act! And i couldnt agree more!

Sure, teach the person the stunts the shooting, all the action. But make sure this person you chose, really IS LARA. Not just with a sexy body but really can be her and take her personality and transform into her. Lara Croft is a great character, and i dont want them to ruin her.
And if they make a movie, i think they should base it off one of the games. Sorry, but the movies kinda made me disappointed. I still like them, but they just arent really what i was looking foward to in the end. Maybe start off with old adventures like her finding the Scion?

Just my thinking though.

Part of the problem of producers making movies to much like the games are that people who haven't played the games won't understand it. They want to make a movie that people who have played the game AND people who haven't understand it. Do I think it would be awesome if it had a game based story line? Hell yeah. Will it happen? Probably not, unless they started with the very first game ever made.

Natla
19th Mar 2011, 07:33
like how they portrayed Lara as a tomboy, her aversion to anything feminine (we all know damn well she would wear a dress, and far more stylish than the butler's suggestion)

I only just noticed this comment. I think the films got that bit just right.

LC is Me
19th Mar 2011, 13:37
In a sense, this does have to do with how I feel about the past movies.
That determines whether or not I'd be confident that the director/producer did a decent job with it. Which won't happen unless they get a good group to do this movie (unless they wait and let this game do its job first, I very much question how this will happen).

I'm not giving anyone any benefit until they have some work to show for it, which in no way seems unfair. Everyone has to prove themselves at some point and if they prove me wrong, great.
The product of the last two movies is making me step up in my own mind and not be prepared to take any ol' bull they put together and call a movie.

I'll look out for a trailer or two, and if it looks appealing, more power to them for perhaps getting it right. Until then, I'm not holding my breath on the close to $15 I'd have to pay for a movie ticket to be disappointed a third time. I ran out of optimism after the second movie.

Silvermoth
6th May 2011, 09:44
Awesome news about the Tomb Raider reboot movie...

From cbm (http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/mediageek/news/?a=36619)


Deadline is reporting that Iron Man screenwriters Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby have been brought aboard by GK films to write the script for the reboot of the Lara Croft, Tomb Raider film series.
Says Deadline, "The real obstacle for this reboot is overcoming the fact that the ideal actress for the Lara Croft franchise is the one who played her in the first place. Female-driven action films have proven to be something of a dead zone in most cases. Besides Jolie, few actresses have been successful as action heroes, with Kate Beckinsale doing business in the Underworld series and Mila Jovovich in the Resident Evil films. Beyond getting a strong script and filmmaker, GK’s challenge will be combing the list of up and coming actresses to find the next Jolie."

They're just the sort of writers Tomb Raider deserves. I love Children of Men and enjoyed Iron Man. If they get writers that good I can't wait til they choose a star (*crosses fingers for Gemma Arterton*)

I'm so glad this movie is happening.

xXTombRaiderXx
6th May 2011, 11:10
ive heard that the people who wrote the Iron Man movie will be writing the new TR movie !!:cool:

WinterSoldierLTE
6th May 2011, 23:30
Bah, the only thing Angelina had going for her at the time was she was the "it" actress that every guy just HAD to see nude. Her acting skills were no better then anyone elses then, and they still aren't now. I really wish the people associated w/ the film would get over the "Oh my God! We've got to replace ANGELINA JOLIE!!!" mentality. She's not THAT good, and based off the changes she had made to the script of "TR:CoL", I'd say she more then likely knows nothing about TR anyways, other then "Ah, she's got big breasts. I've got big breasts as well. I should play this part."
Gotta admit I had a laugh earlier when I read someone said they wanted someone with meat on their bones like angelina, and not some twig playing Lara. What's Angelina weigh? 100lbs. soaking wet?

WolfTron
6th May 2011, 23:48
Excellent, hopefully this movie turns out well, the old ones I found enjoyable. And if it's got the same people that have produced some big films in the past, that proves promising! I'll have to keep my eye out for news on this one :D

AdobeArtist
7th May 2011, 03:26
Bah, the only thing Angelina had going for her at the time was she was the "it" actress that every guy just HAD to see nude. Her acting skills were no better then anyone elses then, and they still aren't now. I really wish the people associated w/ the film would get over the "Oh my God! We've got to replace ANGELINA JOLIE!!!" mentality. She's not THAT good, and based off the changes she had made to the script of "TR:CoL", I'd say she more then likely knows nothing about TR anyways, other then "Ah, she's got big breasts. I've got big breasts as well. I should play this part."
Gotta admit I had a laugh earlier when I read someone said they wanted someone with meat on their bones like angelina, and not some twig playing Lara. What's Angelina weigh? 100lbs. soaking wet?

Yeah that is an interesting poi.... whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat??? :hmm::hmm:

Are you *BLEEPING* kidding me? I would post the joker "not sure if serious" pic here, but I'm sincerely HOPING you aren't.

Is Tomb Raider, Wanted, and Beowulf the only Jolie movies you've seen? You should really check out Life or Something Like It, Pushing Tin, Girl Interrupted, Gia, and MOST especially Changeling. Angelina is NOT just an actress who get by her looks alone. She is a genuinely accomplished actress, I mean actual credible talent here who has on many occasions delivered an outstanding performance.

Basically she has more than proven herself and shown how she has earned her oscar and each and every nomination she received.

But to get this back on topic, my confidence is still placed with Summer Glau to bring to life the reimagining of Lara. She also has demonstrated great talent as well as possessing the combat training to pull off the physicality of Lara. Plus she's classically trained as a dancer which which may seem irrelevant, but that includes some gymnastics which would translate well into Lara's acrobatics prowess.

In short, the looks, skills, and acting ability. It's gotta be Summer :D

TrickyVein
7th May 2011, 04:04
I disagree.

I just cannot envision Summer Glau, arguably quite the spoiled little Drama Queen (and I don't mean that in a bad way to be mean, to be flaming, just to describe most of her roles, or how I see her) as playing a strong-willed, probably taller and more mature looking Lara Croft. Glau just doesn't have it, whatever it is, the caliber of Jolie or anyone else who'd be suited to play her.

Ants_27_
7th May 2011, 08:19
Is Tomb Raider, Wanted, and Beowulf the only Jolie movies you've seen? You should really check out Life or Something Like It, Pushing Tin, Girl Interrupted, Gia, and MOST especially Changeling. Angelina is NOT just an actress who get by her looks alone. She is a genuinely accomplished actress, I mean actual credible talent here who has on many occasions delivered an outstanding performance.

I do have to agree with you; she's done some pretty cool films were she has been pretty good in the part.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0i9vHYiW2g - As you said

And of course, Bone Collector in the days before she became as famous I think (1999, I beleive) I used to love this film as a kid!:lol:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4z4Xsp-bos

dark7angel
7th May 2011, 11:52
I agree with Ants and adobeARTIST, Angelina Jolie has proven herself more than once as a capable and talented actress!

As for the actress to portray Lara in the new movie, I'm with adobeARTIST (as I've said before)! Summer Glau would be simply FANTASTIC for the role! Not only she is beautiful, she is a really talented actress! And I do think her background as a dancer is a huge pro for the role!

As for the other news, I'm really optimistic after reading the news about the chosen writers for the project! Maybe this time we'll have some really good argument for the movie!

LC is Me
7th May 2011, 14:57
Is Tomb Raider, Wanted, and Beowulf the only Jolie movies you've seen? You should really check out Life or Something Like It, Pushing Tin, Girl Interrupted, Gia, and MOST especially Changeling. Angelina is NOT just an actress who get by her looks alone. She is a genuinely accomplished actress, I mean actual credible talent here who has on many occasions delivered an outstanding performance.
This.

Jolie really is a great actress even if people find her overrated.
LOL I love all of those movies you listed, as well as Original Sin.

WinterSoldierLTE
7th May 2011, 16:33
Yeah that is an interesting poi.... whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat??? :hmm::hmm:

Are you *BLEEPING* kidding me? I would post the joker "not sure if serious" pic here, but I'm sincerely HOPING you aren't.

Is Tomb Raider, Wanted, and Beowulf the only Jolie movies you've seen? You should really check out Life or Something Like It, Pushing Tin, Girl Interrupted, Gia, and MOST especially Changeling. Angelina is NOT just an actress who get by her looks alone. She is a genuinely accomplished actress, I mean actual credible talent here who has on many occasions delivered an outstanding performance.

Basically she has more than proven herself and shown how she has earned her oscar and each and every nomination she received.

But to get this back on topic, my confidence is still placed with Summer Glau to bring to life the reimagining of Lara. She also has demonstrated great talent as well as possessing the combat training to pull off the physicality of Lara. Plus she's classically trained as a dancer which which may seem irrelevant, but that includes some gymnastics which would translate well into Lara's acrobatics prowess.

In short, the looks, skills, and acting ability. It's gotta be Summer :D

No, I'm not "bleeping" kidding you. I've never seen the big deal about her, acting or looks wise. Never seen "Wanted" or "Beowulf" actually. I read the Wanted comics, and that's well enough for me while the latter just didn't catch my attention based on the previews I saw. I wouldn't use "Pushing Tin" in your argument, tho. 'Cos one could easily fire back that it really isn't THAT hard to act like an alchoholic floozie, hang all over Billy Bob, and lie in bed with a shirt unbottoned a bit. As for the TR movies, I walked out of the first one in the theater after the big robot showed up and didn't get any further then that into it till, oh, a year ago or so. Honestly can't say as it was a definitive performance in my eyes. In short, she's just not a favorite of mine. Call me kooky, call me crazy, call me a blasphemer or whatever, but it is what it is: my personal opinion. Obviously a few million film goers dis-agree with me. Cool. Whatever.

Summer Glau I can't comment on. I don't watch television, so I've not seen any work of hers. Still gonna stick with my opinion that Eidos should just do a self-funded CG movie.

Oh, and the Oscars are just like the Grammy's: It's just a popularity contest.

WinterSoldierLTE
8th May 2011, 17:13
Was having a few drinks w/ the only gamer friend I have last night (sad, yeah, but everyone else has "grown up" except us two ;) ) and we had one of those "Man, wouldn't it be cool if...?" convos. Anyways, long story short, here's what our beverage fueled creativity, um, created. The movie we'd pay to see...

http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm209/WinterSoilder/buildabear/RacoonRaider.jpg

Greenas
8th May 2011, 21:40
Angelina is NOT just an actress who get by her looks alone.

She is a genuinely accomplished actress, I mean actual credible talent here who has on many occasions delivered an outstanding performance.

Basically she has more than proven herself and shown how she has earned her oscar and each and every nomination she received.

But to get this back on topic, my confidence is still placed with Summer Glau to bring to life the reimagining of Lara. She also has demonstrated great talent as well as possessing the combat training to pull off the physicality of Lara.

First of all, what looks? To me, Angelina looks like a retarded fish. :eek: She is the furthest thing from beautiful I've ever seen (ok that's an overstatement, but she really isn't that good looking).

I watched Changeling, and it was an incredible movie, and Angelina did, I have to admit, give an outstanding performance. However, I still don't think her acting ability quite matches up to some other performances, such as Natalie Portman in Black Swan or Colin Firth in the King's Speech.

And when it come to Summer Glau, DEFINATELY!!!!!!
Behind Jennifer Garner, she is my FAVOURITE actress and I think that she is incredibly awesome :D. Perfect fit for Lara (I've only thought about how wonderful she is for the part now :eek:)

It was so sad when she got shot in Dollhouse though, I know it is all fictional, but still :(

LC is Me
9th May 2011, 02:02
OT: I personally thought Black Swan was horrible.
Natalie Portman has played in better films than that.

Greenas
11th May 2011, 21:14
OT: I personally thought Black Swan was horrible.
Natalie Portman has played in better films than that.

I guess we all have our own opinions.

LC is Me
12th May 2011, 19:48
I guess we all have our own opinions.

The beauty of opinions: they aren't stated facts.
:)

Natla
26th May 2011, 06:19
http://www.killerfilm.com/articles-2/read/exclusive-screenwriters-update-tomb-raider-reboot-74361

Jerion
26th May 2011, 06:51
Summer Glau would be perfect for this role. I hope she gets it.

dark7angel
26th May 2011, 08:15
Summer Glau would be perfect for this role. I hope she gets it.

Indeed! She really is the perfect choice for the role!

Silvermoth
26th May 2011, 09:20
Hawk Ostby: Someone isn’t born that way, they’re made. We going to get deep in character. It’s a great opportunty.

But baby I was born this way!

AdobeArtist
26th May 2011, 11:27
Summer Glau would be perfect for this role. I hope she gets it.

Hell *BLEEPING* yeah!!!!! :D:D:D

Ants_27_
26th May 2011, 17:00
If I'm honest, right now, as of this moment... until this thread I'd never heard of the likes of Summer Glau.

@LC is Me - Black Swan, not my cup of tea at all and will never watch it but I've never been a fan of Natalie Portman either... not that I remember anyway.

I'm more of a old school fan of people like Pam Grier, Kurt Russel, Clint Eastwood... non of that over-the-top Hollywood rubbish. But I'm more curious about who the director will be... please be somebody who never went to 'film school', whatever that is.:rolleyes:

LARALOVERnr1
26th May 2011, 18:23
Wait.... did I just read 'Black Swan' and 'Horrible' in ONE SENTENCE???!!! :eek:

Oh no you didn't!

AdobeArtist
27th May 2011, 07:04
Wait.... did I just read 'Black Swan' and 'Horrible' in ONE SENTENCE???!!! :eek:

Oh no you didn't!

Let's GET HER!! grrrrrr :mad:****:naughty:

:tongue2::poke::friends:

LC is Me
29th May 2011, 17:51
Let's GET HER!! grrrrrr :mad:****:naughty:

:tongue2::poke::friends:
BLACKSWANWASHORRIBLEBLACKSWANWASHORRIBLEBLACKSWANWASHORRIBLE

d:

Sina_Croft
29th May 2011, 20:22
Ohnoes! Teh spam has taken over teh thread! #lols D:

Driber
30th May 2011, 08:29
Whoever gets the role will have some pretty big shoes to fill, don't you think?

AdobeArtist
30th May 2011, 15:12
Whoever gets the role will have some pretty big shoes to fill, don't you think?

No doubt about that. But if anyone can do justice to the iconic archaelogist (OK, the female one, this ain't about Indiana Jones :p ) it's SUMMER GLAU!!

* She's got the acting chops (has done some great emotional performances that these early scenes will demand)
* She's got the physical training background in marksmanship, sword play and acrobatics.
* Oh yeah she fills the gorgeous card quite nicely :D:D

While Natalie Portman could look the part and is an exceptional actress, she'd have to catch up to Summer when it comes to the physical skills. I guess I can just more easily see Summer as young and contemporary Lara than Natalie.

Oh and it looks like some recent posts have been abducted ;)

IvanaKC
30th May 2011, 15:56
No doubt about that. But if anyone can do justice to the iconic archaelogist (OK, the female one, this ain't about Indiana Jones :p ) it's SUMMER GLAU!!

* She's got the acting chops (has done some great emotional performances that these early scenes will demand)
* She's got the physical training background in marksmanship, sword play and acrobatics.
* Oh yeah she fills the gorgeous card quite nicely :D:D

While Natalie Portman could look the part and is an exceptional actress, she'd have to catch up to Summer when it comes to the physical skills. I guess I can just more easily see Summer as young and contemporary Lara than Natalie.

Oh and it looks like some recent posts have been abducted ;)


And here we are with Summer Glau again. I thought we had that discussion. She probably won't be chosen because:
1) She doesn't have that something to be Lara.
2) She's not popular enough. Hollywood is looking for someone people are going to like. Summer unfortunately isn't the one.
3) They are probably going to stick with someone unknown.

WinterSoldierLTE
30th May 2011, 15:59
I bet Summer's not as expensive to hire as other actresses tho. That's always an incentive when it comes to casting.

AdobeArtist
30th May 2011, 21:04
And here we are with Summer Glau again. I thought we had that discussion. She probably won't be chosen because:
1) She doesn't have that something to be Lara.
2) She's not popular enough. Hollywood is looking for someone people are going to like. Summer unfortunately isn't the one.
3) They are probably going to stick with someone unknown.

Your first 2 points are purely subjective. The 3rd is speculative. I mean Olivia Wilde has been name dropped on this as well, and she's far from unknown.

Of course I don't know with absolute certaintly that she will get the coveted role. But I did state my reasons why she would be a good fit for the part. A combinations of looks, talent, and physical prowess isn't that easy to find, so it would be good to nab the opportunity when it presents itself.

Like I said before, I have the utmost respect for the acting talents of Natalie Portman, Olivia Wilde, Gemma Arterton, Anne Hathaway, and so many others that have been mentioned. It's just that with Summer and for the aformentioned reasons, I think she's the right fit.

TrickyVein
30th May 2011, 21:23
Not posting here anymore. :)

Thanks, Mods for building a strong community.

AdobeArtist
30th May 2011, 21:33
"Not posting here anymore"

And I know that wasn't the original post. Did TrickyVein just get banned? :hmm:

IvanaKC
30th May 2011, 21:48
Your first 2 points are purely subjective. The 3rd is speculative. I mean Olivia Wilde has been name dropped on this as well, and she's far from unknown.

Of course I don't know with absolute certaintly that she will get the coveted role. But I did state my reasons why she would be a good fit for the part. A combinations of looks, talent, and physical prowess isn't that easy to find, so it would be good to nab the opportunity when it presents itself.

Like I said before, I have the utmost respect for the acting talents of Natalie Portman, Olivia Wilde, Gemma Arterton, Anne Hathaway, and so many others that have been mentioned. It's just that with Summer and for the aformentioned reasons, I think she's the right fit.



But you have to admit that there are so many actresses that are better choice than Summer! Especially undiscovered talents. Natalie Portman is far too serious to be Lara, Olivia is not serous enough and so on. We need someone fresh.

dark7angel
30th May 2011, 22:39
For me it's either Summer Glau or someone unknown!

From all the actresses that were mentioned for the role, Summer is imo the BEST choice, for the reasons adobeARTIST has already stated! It's impossible not to fall in love with Summer when watching her dance in the Terminator episode or watching her as River Tam in Firefly and Serenity! She really is talented and beautiful and the fact that she can do all the fisical stuff the role requires is a huge plus!!!

I really can't think of any other actress that I know of for the role of Lara.

Driber
30th May 2011, 22:49
"Not posting here anymore"

And I know that wasn't the original post. Did TrickyVein just get banned? :hmm:

No, he made 2 consecutive posts which violated our TOU and were thus removed, which he couldn't handle and is now using sarcasm to indicate that the staff is doing a lousy job.

But lets stay on topic...

mrskurtistrent
31st May 2011, 01:42
Part of the problem of producers making movies to much like the games are that people who haven't played the games won't understand it. They want to make a movie that people who have played the game AND people who haven't understand it. Do I think it would be awesome if it had a game based story line? Hell yeah. Will it happen? Probably not, unless they started with the very first game ever made.

very true :( like i said if they did start a movie based on the game, it should be her finding the scion, the first game like you mentioned. But like you said, saddly most likely not going to happen.

FearEffectInferno
24th Oct 2011, 17:56
So , I fell in love with this girl :



http://nsa27.casimages.com/img/2011/10/24//111024080733734693.png

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Kacey Barnfield is beautiful ! ( and ... Hot ) ... she must be the new ( young ) Lara Croft :eek:

What did you think ?

Elliot Kane
24th Oct 2011, 18:17
Um, no. Not even close. Sorry.

Perfect if they ever make a biopic of Andrea Corr, though...

d1n0_xD
24th Oct 2011, 18:45
^ Yeah, I'm with Elliot on this one. Though, when you search the new TR movie on IMDb, Olivia Wilde comes up as an actress, but nothing's been confirmed... I wouldn't mind if Olivia portrays Lara in the movie, actually, I'd quite like it :D But again, everyone sees Lara differently and it is kinda a character that's hard to portray, isn't it?

ThePunkVampire
24th Oct 2011, 20:08
You know what i miss???? THE ORIGINAL LARA!!!! :(

dark7angel
24th Oct 2011, 20:18
I agree with Elliot, it's a no from me...

As for Olivia, that's an even bigger NO from me!!! I really don't see her as Lara!!! Specially as young Lara!!!

It really is hard to choose an actress to portray Lara and there's really no perfect choice.

I've recently considered Lyndsy Fonseca from the tv series Nikita... she kinda looks like a young Lara, only problem is I don't know if she can pull off a British accent... and I'm not a fan of her voice...



I still think Summer Glau would rock the part, but I know a lot of people don't like her for the role...

a_big_house
24th Oct 2011, 22:42
Spencer Locke FTW!
http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTM3OTQ2MTI3M15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNTI4ODg2Ng@@._V1._SX214_CR0,0,214,314_.jpg
Obviously dye the hair brunette but still, she's beast

Elliot Kane
24th Oct 2011, 23:11
Much as I adore Summer (Sarah Connor Chronicles was awesome!), I don't think she'd make a good Lara.

Talulah Riley might be able to do the job, though. Actually being English doesn't hurt her, and she has the look...

AdobeArtist
24th Oct 2011, 23:32
Much as I adore Summer (Sarah Connor Chronicles was awesome!), I don't think she'd make a good Lara.


Correction. She would make a superb Lara :D

Jerion
25th Oct 2011, 02:02
Correction. She would make a superb Lara :D

Telling you, Olivia Wilde would be better for the role. :rasp:

Summer can do the badass thing just fine (thank you Joss!) but I dunno if she's any more the right fit for Lara than Felicia Day. Of course this is partially because her characters are colored as River Tam from Firefly for me.

@Elliot Kane: Talulah Riley? Maybe. http://www.skraphappens.com/forum/images/smilies/smiley_coffee.gif

sierra xb
25th Oct 2011, 02:31
I am kind of partial to Olivia as well...also while Summer is a great actress, I would never be able to get past seeing her at River Tam from Firefly..plus I think her forehead is a bit too big for Lara :)

AdobeArtist
25th Oct 2011, 04:41
I am kind of partial to Olivia as well...also while Summer is a great actress, I would never be able to get past seeing her at River Tam from Firefly..plus I think her forehead is a bit too big for Lara :)

Oh c'mon. If she had a pony tail in that pic, she'd be totally looking like Lara. The british accent will scrub away that River Tam image, and as you already agree, her acting chops will take care of the rest of the performance.

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r242/adobeartist/celebrities/Summer024.jpg

This is especially important for the character transformation and growth which this role (pertaining to the story content) demands. I believe Summer can really pull off the before and after Lara, making that gradual character development in the journey of self discovery, delivering it with genuine authenticity of a human being's experience.

And need I remind of her physical training background that will also serve to bring Lara to life? From marksmanship, to martial arts, and even her dancing background, that includes gymnastics which can translate well into Lara's acrobatics. Overall Summer has the perfect combination of looks (beauty), acting talent, and physical conditioning which will be very demanding on any actress to take this role.

d1n0_xD
25th Oct 2011, 05:54
^ I don't know, I've only seen here in those SCCronicles, but she seems like she can't act IMO. :eek: Like, it would be hard for her to act those emotions xD Correct me if I'm wrong, but I just don't see her as Lara :/

This is why we need a CGI movie! XD

And yeah, Olivia FTW! :whistle:

RosePetals
25th Oct 2011, 06:05
This is why we need a CGI movie! XD

^ Ditto. :thumb:

Elliot Kane
25th Oct 2011, 09:25
I'd say Summer is actually an incredibly good actress. She's absolutely superb in SCC. She just doesn't look even a tiny bit like Lara.

I'm a bigger fan of Summer than of any other actress mentioned in this thread, and by a very long way - but that doesn't make her good casting for Lara, either :)

Talulah Riley, on the other hand, has the face, the figure and the accent. And she's a good actress.

This is Talulah in profile:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v41/ElliotKane/talulahriley.jpg

How much more Lara-like could you get?

(Olivia Wilde is still a dreadful choice, BTW. She couldn't even look English, let alone like Lara)

d1n0_xD
25th Oct 2011, 09:46
^ Okay, you got me convinced about Talulah, she could do the part... I'm wondering if CD's got anything to do with the movie, I mean, they could give advice, who looks like Lara, in what direction the movie should go, so it could be a respectable movie, not just another movie adapted from a video-game.

Elliot Kane
25th Oct 2011, 09:55
We can only hope, d1no, we can only hope...

(Of course asking Hollywood to tell the difference between an English brunette and an Italian or Spanish brunette may be asking too much, but you never know... :D)

FearEffectInferno
25th Oct 2011, 10:55
I agree with Elliot, it's a no from me...

As for Olivia, that's an even bigger NO from me!!! I really don't see her as Lara!!! Specially as young Lara!!!

It really is hard to choose an actress to portray Lara and there's really no perfect choice.

I've recently considered Lyndsy Fonseca from the tv series Nikita... she kinda looks like a young Lara, only problem is I don't know if she can pull off a British accent... and I'm not a fan of her voice...

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I still think Summer Glau would rock the part, but I know a lot of people don't like her for the role...

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Her head is a square :(


^ Yeah, I'm with Elliot on this one. Though, when you search the new TR movie on IMDb, Olivia Wilde comes up as an actress, but nothing's been confirmed... I wouldn't mind if Olivia portrays Lara in the movie, actually, I'd quite like it :D But again, everyone sees Lara differently and it is kinda a character that's hard to portray, isn't it?

She is too old ! It looks like she is 35 years old! Yet Kasey is very similar to the new Lara

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Who is this girl ? Looks like Lara !

But i agree , Lyndsy Fonseca will be a good young Lara !

dark7angel
25th Oct 2011, 11:13
She is too old ! It looks like she is 35 years old! Yet Kasey is very similar to the new Lara

I agree! Olivia looks too old to portray a young Lara! Even if it was for an older Lara, I wouldn't like her for the part.


http://www.fansshare.com/celebrity/lyndsyfonseca/450_lyndsy-fonseca-nikita-screencaps-170808551.jpg

Who is this girl ? Looks like Lara !

That's Lyndsy Fonseca! She plays Alexandra Udinov (Alex) on the CW's tv series Nikita!

I think she does look the part and she's a decent actress! Plus she already has experience with guns and fighting from her role on Nikita and she is also a dancer which helps with the fighting and acrobatics!

The only cons against her are the fact that she's not British (but if she could pull of the accent, then there's no problem with that) and the fact that she's attached to an ongoing tv series (Nikita) and I don't know if she would be available for a movie...

IvanaKC
25th Oct 2011, 14:40
I would love to see Olivia Wilde. Although there are many girls (in my opinion) that would fit better, I think that Olivia has that something in her look. Besides make-up can do everything and Olivia can definitely act (remember the movie Tron: Legacy? she was aweome there).


And about Talulah Riley, I would say yes based on what I've seen on the pic Elliot posted. BUT I've seen her other pictures and she is not even similar to Lara. So it's a big no for her.





I've recently considered Lyndsy Fonseca from the tv series Nikita... she kinda looks like a young Lara, only problem is I don't know if she can pull off a British accent... and I'm not a fan of her voice...





Oh my, that is such a pretty woman, but why haven't I seen her before? :eek: She looks like a perfect Lara! I mean look at this pic of her: http://www.celebritypicnic.com/celebrities/lyndsy-fonseca/lyndsy-fonseca_4.jpg

LadyRufina
25th Oct 2011, 14:59
The new Lara needs to have brown eyes and brown hair. Angelina Jolie didn't have brown eyes and it bugged me the whole way through the film. I know it's little but they should stay very close to Lara's look to keep the whole franchise on one character. None of them really look like Lara. Most of them don't even look Caucasian, let alone British. The only one I'm sort of happy about is Lyndsey Fonseca if she had a really good British accent because her American accent is quite thick and brown contacts or something...

dark7angel
25th Oct 2011, 15:02
And about Talulah Riley, I would say yes based on what I've seen on the pic Elliot posted. BUT I've seen her other pictures and she is not even similar to Lara. So it's a big no for her.

I agree with you about Talulah. The pic Elliot posted looks ok but after seeing other pics, definitely no!!!!

LadyRufina
25th Oct 2011, 15:25
I know she is already very big and the budget might not stretch that far but I think Emma Watson might make a good Lara Croft. She already has the accent and she does look quite a lot like Lara with the right sort of make up.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_JnfwCALOmPk/TJWQ-8YpeTI/AAAAAAAADuU/EqDfJKV7i6o/s1600/emma+3.jpg


Or maybe Gemma Arterton. She's an amazing actress and also looks a lot like Lara with the right make up.

http://www.flicksandbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/gemma-arterton-capa.jpg

A last suggestion: Rebecca Hall. She looks the most like Lara in my opinion. Maybe a little bit older looking but she could push for 21 IMO. What do you guys think? http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pRkQuyh9NHc/To2cC70CKHI/AAAAAAAAABA/eEViwWrwG8Q/s1600/rebecca_hall_1291486i_large.jpg

dark7angel
25th Oct 2011, 15:37
Emma Watson is a huge no from me!!! I just don't see any resemblance with Lara!!!

Gemma Arterton is ok, I guess! Not my top choice but I wouldn't mind her as Lara!

As for Rebecca Hall, she's amazing but I don't think she looks like Lara!!! Specially young Lara!

I was wondering what you guys think of Nina Dobrev for the role:


She's not British, but she can pull of the accent! She's young enough for the part and I think she's a pretty decent actress! And I think she has something Lara-esque to her!!!

LARALOVERnr1
25th Oct 2011, 16:16
I vote Gemma :)

NEVER-EVER-EVER X1000 for Emma Watson. I freaking hate her DX

I don't really know Summer Glau, but I don't really like her face :S

LadyRufina
25th Oct 2011, 16:19
^ Why the hate on Emma Watson? Do you know her?

^^ Very pretty but doesn't look like Lara either.

Elliot Kane
25th Oct 2011, 17:30
Rebecca Hall looks a bit like Rhona Mitra in that pic, which is no bad thing.

Huge no to all the rest.

Still prefer Talulah over anyone else mentioned so far. She may not always look like Lara, but she can look like Lara, which is far more than most.

(Still think Alison Caroll would be best of all, though...)

IvanaKC
25th Oct 2011, 17:43
(Still think Alison Caroll would be best of all, though...)


High five, Elliot, high five! I wish she is an actress so she could show to the human kind what Lara Croft looks like in person! :D

Elliot Kane
25th Oct 2011, 17:58
She is an actress, Ivana (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alison_Carroll)

Whether she's a good actress or not, I have no idea...

dark7angel
25th Oct 2011, 17:59
(Still think Alison Caroll would be best of all, though...)

No. Just no. Never liked her as the model for TRU, so I would definitely not like her as Lara on the movie!!! Besides, being a reboot and all, it would be weird to get the model from the past game to portray the new Lara...

d1n0_xD
25th Oct 2011, 18:06
Just to express my opinion, huge NO for Emma Watson, and Gema is ok ^^ And high-five to Ivana for liking Olivia ^^ The way I see it, a CGI movie takes the win anytime XD

IvanaKC
25th Oct 2011, 18:12
She is an actress, Ivana (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alison_Carroll)

Whether she's a good actress or not, I have no idea...

But I've never seen her as the main character. Acting is for her probably something she doesn't want to do professionally, in my opinion at least.


EDIT: High five dino for the CGI! :D

Elliot Kane
25th Oct 2011, 18:26
Well, CGI is surely the only way we're ever all going to agree! (Well, possibly! :D)

They can get Carey Mulligan to do the voice, then, too, which would be good.

LadyRufina
25th Oct 2011, 18:32
I know it sounds stupid but if they were to do a CGI movie I would llike the voice actress in-game to be the voice actress in the movie. I really like her voice and it's very Lara-esque.

Elliot Kane
25th Oct 2011, 18:42
Doesn't sound stupid, Lady R. It's a good reason :)

If you mean the voice in the trailer, though, I have to say she sounds terribly fake, to me. I definitely want a better voice actress.

LadyRufina
25th Oct 2011, 18:43
The voice in the trailer is the same in the game. Both Tamzin Merchant, i'm sure of it.

d1n0_xD
25th Oct 2011, 18:53
^ Yeah, I would like that too, no differences... While at first, it does kinda sound fake and overacted, I always get the chills when I listen to her, it's like she's really moved by what happened to her and that's why the current voice-actress is great, IMO. :D

Driber
25th Oct 2011, 19:30
Her head is a square :(

It's a Square game now, so she'd fit perfectly :lol:

FearEffectInferno
25th Oct 2011, 19:55
Emma Watson is a huge no from me!!! I just don't see any resemblance with Lara!!!

Gemma Arterton is ok, I guess! Not my top choice but I wouldn't mind her as Lara!

As for Rebecca Hall, she's amazing but I don't think she looks like Lara!!! Specially young Lara!

I was wondering what you guys think of Nina Dobrev for the role:


She's not British, but she can pull of the accent! She's young enough for the part and I think she's a pretty decent actress! And I think she has something Lara-esque to her!!!

I love Nina , she is beautiful ! :eek:

LadyRufina
25th Oct 2011, 21:27
She is very beautiful. Congratulations for her but she looks too hispanic even though her name sounds eastern european.

Denis..
26th Oct 2011, 17:21
I would love to see Olivia Wilde. Although there are many girls (in my opinion) that would fit better, I think that Olivia has that something in her look. Besides make-up can do everything and Olivia can definitely act (remember the movie Tron: Legacy? she was aweome there).


And about Talulah Riley, I would say yes based on what I've seen on the pic Elliot posted. BUT I've seen her other pictures and she is not even similar to Lara. So it's a big no for her.






Oh my, that is such a pretty woman, but why haven't I seen her before? :eek: She looks like a perfect Lara! I mean look at this pic of her: http://www.celebritypicnic.com/celebrities/lyndsy-fonseca/lyndsy-fonseca_4.jpg

omg that's the perfect woman for lara!! her face is almost the same! all the others u mentioned are beautiful yes but they cant be lara,

emma watson?
please come on now.. tell me u joking

LadyRufina
26th Oct 2011, 17:31
I honestly think that woman, Nina Dobrev doesn't look like Lara at all. She may be beautiful but it doesn't mean she should be Lara. Emma Watson was just a thought out of 3 british women I thought looked roughly like her but Nina Dobrev? Seriously?

IvanaKC
26th Oct 2011, 17:43
She is very beautiful. Congratulations for her but she looks too hispanic even though her name sounds eastern european.

Her name sounds eastern european because she is from Bulgaria. :) And I agree with ya, she is pretty but doesn't look like Lara Croft.

LARALOVERnr1
26th Oct 2011, 17:55
^ Why the hate on Emma Watson? Do you know her?
Nope. I'm sure she's a very nice person, but I don't like her acting and the movies she plays in, and I definatly don't think she has that 'Lara-look' we're all looking for.


^^ Very pretty but doesn't look like Lara either.
I think she does, + I like her acting :D

LadyRufina
26th Oct 2011, 18:07
You said you 'freakin hate her,' obviously I mistook that. I don't like the movies she plays in either and I don't think she's a great actress but I don't hate her for it.

You might think Nina Dobrev looks like Lara. That's fine. I don't think she does. That's fine too.

LARALOVERnr1
26th Oct 2011, 18:31
^
I suppose 'I freaking hate her' was a bit to much, and I apologize for that.

Elliot Kane
26th Oct 2011, 19:27
Sorry, but Nina's a big no from me, too. I'd never mistake her for an Englishwoman.

dark7angel
20th Nov 2011, 21:33
I found this article (http://www.staradvertiser.com/columnists/outtakes/20111120__Star_Trek_sequel_among_isle_project_possibilities.html) about the Hawaiin film commission and apparently they are in negotiations with GK films to shoot TOMB RAIDER in Hawaii.

LadyRufina
21st Nov 2011, 00:15
Nice, though the Japanese Island that Lara shipwrecks onto and Hawaii are polar opposites in Island forms :lol:

Driber
21st Nov 2011, 07:29
Interesting stuff. Thanks for posting, dark7angel :thumb:

dark7angel
21st Nov 2011, 11:13
^No problem! ;)

Two more articles about the Tomb Raider movie: Link1 (http://collider.com/tomb-raider-remake-graham-king/127572/) (shared by Karl on his twitter) & Link2 (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=84426#ixzz1eKEOVLWn) - both with Producer Graham King.

So it seams we already have a scrip! Things are moving faster than I expected!!!

d1n0_xD
21st Nov 2011, 11:22
^ Wow, that's wonderful! :D I think there will be more news from now on :D
(I wanna see that script :$)

Elliot Kane
21st Nov 2011, 16:54
I'm only going to start taking notice when I know who they cast as Lara. Bad casting = bad film - my iron law of cinema. hasn't let me down yet! :)

Driber
21st Nov 2011, 19:06
Thanks again for posting new info, dark7angel :)

I'm going to be dubbing this the official TR movie discussion thread.

The thread author hasn't posted in a long time, though. Are there any volunteers for keeping the first post of this now official thread updated?

QiX
21st Nov 2011, 19:57
Are there any volunteers for keeping the first post of this now official thread updated?

Aye aye, sir! http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/9338/salute10re.gif

dark7angel
21st Nov 2011, 20:48
Thanks again for posting new info, dark7angel :)

I'm going to be dubbing this the official TR movie discussion thread.

The thread author hasn't posted in a long time, though. Are there any volunteers for keeping the first post of this now official thread updated?

You welcome, Driber! ;)

I would volunteer, but QiX beat me!

Bronxz32
22nd Nov 2011, 03:23
Any idea who the director might be?

QiX
23rd Nov 2011, 01:11
Any idea who the director might be?

Graham King just produced Angelina Jolie's debut film as director, he also insinuates a sort of cameo, although he wants to keep the suspense about the details. What if Angie is the director? Cool, huh? :D

Driber
23rd Nov 2011, 13:43
Okay, this is now the official TR movie discussion thread and I've added it to the list of official threads in the FAQ sticky. If new threads pop up on the same topic, the mod staff will merge it with this one, to keep the forum tidy :)


Aye aye, sir! http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/9338/salute10re.gif

Thanks for stepping up to the plate!

I gave you the first post in this thread. Can you go through the thread and collect the links to articles and other useful into that should be in the first post but isn't yet? :)

Also, I know there isn't much info on it yet at IMDB, but perhaps it would be good to already include the link in the first post, for future reference? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1365519/


I would volunteer, but QiX beat me!

Always good to have a backup in case QiX needs a hand!

jakobsen
23rd Nov 2011, 17:02
If movie will be released little after TR9 and will have story close to game... THIS IS GOING TO BE A BOMB!!!
I feel it.

QiX
23rd Nov 2011, 17:14
Okay, this is now the official TR movie discussion thread and I've added it to the list of official threads in the FAQ sticky. If new threads pop up on the same topic, the mod staff will merge it with this one, to keep the forum tidy :)

Sweetness! :cool:


Thanks for stepping up to the plate!

I'm honoured to carry on the task, Sir.


I gave you the first post in this thread. Can you go through the thread and collect the links to articles and other useful into that should be in the first post but isn't yet? :)

Also, I know there isn't much info on it yet at IMDB, but perhaps it would be good to already include the link in the first post, for future reference? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1365519/

Done and done. If anything else just feel free to holler me anytime.


Always good to have a backup in case QiX needs a hand!

Or if I need two hands. Or even a foot, let's hope I don't need to be kicked out of the post. Will try and do my best, lol :D

Also requests, sugestions or constructive criticism are always welcome, from dark7angel or anyone else. Even destructive criticism eventually. My self-esteem is usually high, I can handle it :p

Driber
24th Nov 2011, 15:56
First post looks very nice. Keep up the good work, QiX :thumb:


Or if I need two hands. Or even a foot, let's hope I don't need to be kicked out of the post. Will try and do my best, lol :D

Just FYI, if you ever do need another set of hands, I can always create a special forum account where multiple people can log on to at the same time.

I've done this before, in the Just Cause 2 forum, for example. Last year we made a huge FAQ thread where approximately 6 people have all contributed with adding content to the first post and helped organizing it.

Link: http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=104549

It would be nice if once TR9 is released, a bunch of us could do the same here on this forum :)

Danielsun_
24th Nov 2011, 23:28
Im always up for helping about when i can, if you need me, just ask

Holden367
25th Nov 2011, 23:23
I'm not sure if it's been mentioned on here before, but I think Gemma Arterton would make a great Lara for the reboot. She's absolutely gorgeous and has a great speaking voice with a legitimate British accent.

Picture (http://www.flicksandbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/gemma-arterton-capa.jpg)

Lord Martok
26th Nov 2011, 01:51
Whomever they get for Lara in the new movie, I only hope three things:

1. It ISN'T Angelina "I'm too artsy fartsy to wear short shorts" Jolie
2. The new actress DOES look, sound, and act like Lara Croft.
3. The new actress is NOT averse to wearing short shorts!

d1n0_xD
26th Nov 2011, 10:24
I'm not sure if it's been mentioned on here before, but I think Gemma Arterton would make a great Lara for the reboot. She's absolutely gorgeous and has a great speaking voice with a legitimate British accent.

Picture (http://www.flicksandbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/gemma-arterton-capa.jpg)

Yes, there was a suggestion before, not sure what the general response was... I liked her in PoP, but I don't know about her being Lara. Maybe.


Whomever they get for Lara in the new movie, I only hope three things:

1. It ISN'T Angelina "I'm too artsy fartsy to wear short shorts" Jolie
2. The new actress DOES look, sound, and act like Lara Croft.
3. The new actress is NOT averse to wearing short shorts!

It isn't Angelina, but the director said she might make a cameo.

LadyRufina
26th Nov 2011, 11:05
I'm not sure if it's been mentioned on here before, but I think Gemma Arterton would make a great Lara for the reboot. She's absolutely gorgeous and has a great speaking voice with a legitimate British accent.

Picture (http://www.flicksandbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/gemma-arterton-capa.jpg)

Yes. I believe I suggested her on page 5. I think she would make a great Lara. She might not look as much like Lara as some of the other suggestions but she is an incredibly versatile actor with Lara's accent. I think she's my favourite for Lara atm. She has Lara's nose and lips and eye colour and with her hair up and the right make-up I think she'll definately look a lot like Lara. She does look a lot like her in the picture I posted on page 5, don't you think?

dark7angel
26th Nov 2011, 15:18
For now, my top choices are Lyndsy Fonseca and Nina Dobrev, but I also like Gemma Arterton. I liked her as Tamina in PoP but I can't really recall any other role I saw her in...

LadyRufina
26th Nov 2011, 15:28
^ She was also in Tamara Drewe and a little in James Bond: QoS

dark7angel
26th Nov 2011, 15:30
^Yeah, I remember she was in Quantum, but it was a small part and I really don't recall it very well; and I didn't see Tamara Drewe...

LadyRufina
26th Nov 2011, 15:54
I remember she was in a Greek Myth film with a really fit main character guy. I can't remember the name of it. She was a main character in that one.

dark7angel
26th Nov 2011, 16:24
You're probably referring to Clash of the Titans. I also didn't see that one...

LadyRufina
26th Nov 2011, 16:52
Just as well. It was rubbish. But she was quite good in it. Her character was a lot like the one in QoS though.

jakobsen
26th Nov 2011, 18:01
I think they should find someone who haven't filmed in big movies. New Lara - new actress

TheBlade
26th Nov 2011, 19:25
I've always enjoyed the Tomb Raider movies, I wonder how this one turns out! I actually prefer the first one to cradle of light though P:

Whizkid
26th Nov 2011, 21:28
I am all for a new movie! :D

LadyRufina
26th Nov 2011, 23:42
I think they should find someone who haven't filmed in big movies. New Lara - new actress

I don't really mind how big the actress is, just how well she pulls it off. If she's a small time actress then so be it if she does a really good job of it.

Holden367
27th Nov 2011, 03:41
Yes. I believe I suggested her on page 5. I think she would make a great Lara. She might not look as much like Lara as some of the other suggestions but she is an incredibly versatile actor with Lara's accent. I think she's my favourite for Lara atm. She has Lara's nose and lips and eye colour and with her hair up and the right make-up I think she'll definately look a lot like Lara. She does look a lot like her in the picture I posted on page 5, don't you think?

Haha, I promise I didn't see your post; I love how we both picked the same picture of her for an example! She's definitely my favorite choice, especially with that voice!

IvanaKC
27th Nov 2011, 11:43
I think they should find someone who haven't filmed in big movies. New Lara - new actress

I don't think that's really relevant, but I must disagree with you. I would rather see someone familiar as Lara because with new actress you can't be sure she can pull it of. No experiance usually means bad acting and any actress has to start somewhere. I just don't want that "somewhere" to be Tomb Raider movie.

Elliot Kane
27th Nov 2011, 12:40
I don't think that's really relevant, but I must disagree with you. I would rather see someone familiar as Lara because with new actress you can't be sure she can pull it of. No experiance usually means bad acting and any actress has to start somewhere. I just don't want that "somewhere" to be Tomb Raider movie.

If you ever see the Doctor Who ep Blink, remember that no-one then knew who Carey Mulligan was... Putting it mildly, she turns in a true tour de force, selling the entire episode through her performance.

Of course she's had quite a few serious award nominations since, but back then she was just starting out. Even the best actresses start somewhere.

Personally, I'd rather have a great actress who no-one knows but who is picked because she can portray Lara rather than a famous actress who is picked because she is a famous actress.

d1n0_xD
27th Nov 2011, 12:48
Personally, I'd rather have a great actress who no-one knows but who is picked because she can portray Lara rather than a famous actress who is picked because she is a famous actress.

This! And of course, the film-makers aren't fools, the know a good actress when they see one (I hope :D )

LadyRufina
27th Nov 2011, 12:52
If you ever see the Doctor Who ep Blink, remember that no-one then knew who Carey Mulligan was... Putting it mildly, she turns in a true tour de force, selling the entire episode through her performance.

Of course she's had quite a few serious award nominations since, but back then she was just starting out. Even the best actresses start somewhere.

Personally, I'd rather have a great actress who no-one knows but who is picked because she can portray Lara rather than a famous actress who is picked because she is a famous actress.

Ooooh. Carey Mulligan! I forgot about her. She is a very good actress and does look a little like a young Lara if she had the right make up.

http://cdn.thegloss.com/files/2011/09/carey-mulligan-header.jpg

Ok, so not the best look a like, but she is a very good actress and has the right sort of face?

IvanaKC
27th Nov 2011, 16:25
Even the best actresses start somewhere.



That's what I sad in my post. :) And I still don't want Tomb Raider to become "somewhere" for some new actress.

LadyRufina
27th Nov 2011, 16:57
I still just think that however big she is at the moment, I don't really care. As long as she does an amazing job then i'm fine. I can completely see where you're coming from though Ivana KC. Taking on a new actress can be a very risky move and it is safer and generaly more profitable taking on a well-known actress because her fan base will already be there so I guess i'm going to sit on the fence for a while, actually :)

Elliot Kane
27th Nov 2011, 18:46
I have adored Carey since Blink, but I don't see her as Lara. Love her to voice a CGI version if they go that route, though. She has the perfect voice, she just doesn't look the part.

Driber
28th Nov 2011, 20:04
I've always enjoyed the Tomb Raider movies, I wonder how this one turns out! I actually prefer the first one to cradle of light though P:

Absolutely. The first film was much more "Tomb Raider-ish" than the second.

btw, it's The Cradle of Life ;)

d1n0_xD
28th Nov 2011, 20:10
I also like the first one more than the second one, and, as Driber stated, more "Tomb raider-ish" ^^

AdobeArtist
30th Nov 2011, 12:57
Guess it's time to put in the no again for Summer Glau as rebooted Lara. And need I say again?

Beautiful - check
Acting talent to deliver the emotional resonance of forced survival & character growth - check
Athletic - check
Trained in unarmed and armed combat - check

LadyRufina
30th Nov 2011, 13:06
^ She may be all that but she looks the least like Lara that anyone has ever suggested on this thread.

dark7angel
30th Nov 2011, 13:57
^I wouldn't say that! From the ones suggested in this thread I would say the one that looks the least like Lara is Emma Watson! :whistle:

LadyRufina
30th Nov 2011, 14:08
Come off it! At least Emma Watson looks Causasian at least!

LadyRufina
30th Nov 2011, 14:12
Here's another suggestion: Ellen Page.

http://www.clarin.com/espectaculos/cine/ELEGIDA-Ellen-Woody-Allen-AP_CLAIMA20110414_0199_4.jpg

She's an amazing actress and looks quite a lot like the Lara in the upcoming game. I've never heard heard her English accent but i'm sure she'll have a good one as she's such a versatile actress.

dark7angel
30th Nov 2011, 14:20
Come off it! At least Emma Watson looks Causasian at least!

Oh come on! Summer looks Caucasian as well!!! In fact, she is of Scots-Irish and German descent.

As for Ellen Page, just no... I don't see any resemblance with Lara whatsoever.

LadyRufina
30th Nov 2011, 15:01
I'm sorry but she looks so much more like Lara than Summer Glau. Summer Glau looks of Asian descent. Plus she looks nowhere near her early twenties. I'd say in some pictures she looks to be pushing forty and i'm really not trying to be dramatic.

dark7angel
30th Nov 2011, 15:18
I honestly don't think she looks Asian. And I think she looks really good for her age (30) and doesn't look like she's forty at all! BUT I agree that she is not the right age to play Lara in the new movie. I believe she could look early twenties, but I think it's important that we don't have in mind just this one movie but also the possibility of a sequel or more where it would be ideal to keep the same actress, obviously! This is also one of the main reasons I don't like Olivia Wilde for the role.

I admit that Summer was one of my favourite choices for the role and I believe she really could have portrayed a fantastic Lara, BUT I hadn't realized that she was already 30 and taking into account what I said previously, she's no longer part of my top choices to portray Lara.

And again, so far, my top choices remain Lyndsy Fonseca and Nina Dobrev!

LadyRufina
30th Nov 2011, 15:31
Nina Dobrev also looks foreign and Lyndsey Fonseca looks nothing like Lara either. I admit Emma Watson doesn't but Gemma Arterton and Ellen Page definately do. Remember that Lara has a very long English lineage so it is pivotal that she looks English and Nina Dobrev just doesn't.

dark7angel
30th Nov 2011, 15:39
We clearly have different views on how Lara looks because I can see more Lara in both Lyndsy and Nina than I see on Ellen Page... :/

LadyRufina
30th Nov 2011, 15:49
We clearly do. I have an idea. Why don't we do a poll on all of the Laras currently suggested on this thread and see who looks most like Lara? Acting skills and race aside.

QiX
30th Nov 2011, 17:16
Since 'Juno' was mentioned, let me bring once again my bet for best Lara.

http://content8.flixster.com/photo/11/35/48/11354870_ori.jpg

Olivia Thirlby: Best looking actress around for the role? I doubt it. Looks like Angelina Jolie? Nah... Looks like any of the videogame Laras so far? Hmmm... Looks like the concept art and gameplay Lara from the next game? A tiny bit. British? Erm... New Yorker. So why?


Acting skills: classical Shakespearian acting in New York at the American Globe Theatre, and in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Action and combat on stage experience: Completed stage combat course with British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat (BASSC) while on the Shakespeare summer school at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London.
Appearence: obviously caucasian, young, sexy, gorgeous brown eyes (enough for now, before I drool on my keyboard :naughty:).
Characterisation as a rebel english aristocrat: well, she studied shakespearian theatre for years in London, I'm sure she's capable of doing the accent. If not flawless for the ears of the british audience at least better than Angie's, I bet. For the rest I'd rely on her skills.

I didn't notice her much when I saw Juno, her role was somewhat secondary. But I saw half of Si j'étais to (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0446463/)i (The secret in US/UK, 2007) with her and David Duchovny and I was like... WOW... I mean, she's good, very good. I saw this film this year, I was impressed, really. My first though when I saw her: "I want this Lara Croft. She's perfect".

dark7angel
30th Nov 2011, 17:29
^Taking into account looks alone, I like her - I think she looks better for the role than some of the actresses suggested in this thread. However, I never saw her acting so I can't comment on that.

LadyRufina
30th Nov 2011, 17:47
From looks alone she's a contender. She does look quite a bit like Lara. And she's got a good English accent then she may well be good for the role. I'd need to see her acting first though.

d1n0_xD
30th Nov 2011, 17:50
I kinda agree on Ellen on the looks(kinda), and maybe, just maybe, she could pull of Lara, but I don't know... Damn, this is tricky! XD

TrickyVein
30th Nov 2011, 18:49
Excellent suggestion, Qix. Much better than Ellen Page (LOL) or Summer Glau.

Lara_Fan_84
30th Nov 2011, 19:29
If Angelina Jolie is Lara Croft I will skip out on this one.

LadyRufina
30th Nov 2011, 19:30
I think it's already been established that Mrs Jolie will not be in this film. This one is going to be similar to the game coming up so will have a much younger Lara.

Lord Martok
30th Nov 2011, 21:23
Here's another suggestion: Ellen Page.

http://www.clarin.com/espectaculos/cine/ELEGIDA-Ellen-Woody-Allen-AP_CLAIMA20110414_0199_4.jpg

She's an amazing actress and looks quite a lot like the Lara in the upcoming game. I've never heard heard her English accent but i'm sure she'll have a good one as she's such a versatile actress.

I LOVE Ellen Page! :)

Lord Martok
30th Nov 2011, 21:24
I think Summer Glau would be excellent also! And for those of us who are her fans, we do know that she CAN pull off a British accent...or was it a New Zealander accent...in any case, I think it was in the final episode of Firefly where she speaks with such an accent...and she rocked it! :)
And as much as I love Emma Watson, and thoroughly enjoyed the Harry Potter movies largely because of her, I do not see her as Lady Croft.

domina
30th Nov 2011, 21:36
There's really no actress I've seen that immediately made me think she has to be Lara, but Hayley Atwell is definitely among my favorite suggestions so far:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/vixen21/trf/13fe2c08.jpg

dark7angel
30th Nov 2011, 21:37
I think Summer Glau would be excellent also! And for those of us who are her fans, we do know that she CAN pull off a British accent...or was it a New Zealander accent...in any case, I think it was in the final episode of Firefly where she speaks with such an accent...and she rocked it! :)
And as much as I love Emma Watson, and thoroughly enjoyed the Harry Potter movies largely because of her, I do not see her as Lady Croft.

I am not 100% sure but I think River uses a Cockney accent on episode 6 when talking to Badger! She's mimicking his accent :cool:

@domina - She's too old to portray an early twenties Lara.

domina
30th Nov 2011, 21:51
She's 29, 30 in April. A llittle older than some of the suggestions, but I don't think the gap is that great, especially given her looks. It's not uncommon for older actresses to portray someone younger in movies and TV either.

Lord Martok
1st Dec 2011, 07:07
If Angelina Jolie is Lara Croft I will skip out on this one.
Agreed. She ruined the first movie for me, and I didn't even bother with the second.

Lord Martok
1st Dec 2011, 07:09
I am not 100% sure but I think River uses a Cockney accent on episode 6 when talking to Badger! She's mimicking his accent :cool:

@domina - She's too old to portray an early twenties Lara.

You're right on that, Dark7Angel. But I think she could probably give her accent a bit more subtlety. A little more clipped, perhaps. I bet she could do it pretty well. :)

d1n0_xD
1st Dec 2011, 07:37
There's really no actress I've seen that immediately made me think she has to be Lara, but Hayley Atwell is definitely among my favorite suggestions so far:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/vixen21/trf/13fe2c08.jpg

She might actually do the trick! :D




@domina - She's too old to portray an early twenties Lara.

Well, think about it this way, in movies, older people always portray younger characters and it's believable :D

Lord Martok
1st Dec 2011, 08:28
She might actually do the trick! :D



Well, think about it this way, in movies, older people always portray younger characters and it's believable :D

Indeed. The actress who played Moaning Myrtle in a couple of the Harry Potter movies is 40 some years old, and she played a teenaged ghost.


Gabrielle Karteris played a teenager on Beverly Hills 90210, and she was in her late 30's early 40's.

Just a couple of examples.

dark7angel
1st Dec 2011, 09:48
In my opinion, Hayley Atwell looks like a late twenties/early thirties woman, not like an early twenties girl. Maybe she could be able to look younger but I think the ideal would be to actually get a younger actress that could portray Lara not only in this movie but in possible sequels as well. An actress that would grow/age with the character.

EDIT: New small interview with Graham King about the Tomb Raider reboot: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/news/a353736/tomb-raider-reboot-inspired-by-rise-of-the-planet-of-the-apes.html - I really don't know what to think about this... :/

QiX
1st Dec 2011, 17:34
In my opinion, Hayley Atwell looks like a late twenties/early thirties woman, not like an early twenties girl. Maybe she could be able to look younger but I think the ideal would be to actually get a younger actress that could portray Lara not only in this movie but in possible sequels as well. An actress that would grow/age with the character.

Maybe the pic posted isn't making her justice, she looks somewhat tired. Nothing a well done make-up wouldn't help, but thinking on the eventual sequels I agree: she's a bit old, just a bit. I'll keep my Olivia Thirlby for now then. ;)


EDIT: New small interview with Graham King about the Tomb Raider reboot: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/news/a353736/tomb-raider-reboot-inspired-by-rise-of-the-planet-of-the-apes.html - I really don't know what to think about this... :/

Added to the OP now.

Edit: reorganized the OP, full articles quoted and ordered from most recent to oldest.

Driber
2nd Dec 2011, 14:46
We clearly do. I have an idea. Why don't we do a poll on all of the Laras currently suggested on this thread and see who looks most like Lara? Acting skills and race aside.

If someone will provide the list, I'll be happy to add it as a poll to this thread :)


Added to the OP now.

Edit: reorganized the OP, full articles quoted and ordered from most recent to oldest.

Looking good! :thumb:

LadyRufina
2nd Dec 2011, 19:00
Ok here is the list. I have only put in the names that more than one person (besides the person who suggested it) has agreed they think could be Lara, otherwise, it would be a bloody long list:

Summer Glau
Olivia Wilde
Alison Carrol
Gemma Arterton
Natalie Portman
Kaya Scodelario
Lyndsey Fonseca
Talulah Riley
Ellen Page
Nina Dobrev
Olivia Thirlby
Hayley Atwell

I counted twice. This should be it :D

Foundered
2nd Dec 2011, 20:24
If it's going to be a younger Lara, or using the same story as the upcoming game Jennifer Lawrence could do it. She played really strong characters in Winter's Bone, and The Poker House. http://film-book.com/the-hunger-games-katniss-everdeen-jennifer-lawrence-entertainment-weekly-may-2011-photos/

LadyRufina
2nd Dec 2011, 20:27
Seriously? She looks absolutely nothing like Lara. Sorry.

MeaganMarie
2nd Dec 2011, 22:16
I love lurking these threads. I won't ever comment on who I would like to see at the risk of someone taking it out of context and running with it, but the suggestions are so fun to look at!!

LadyRufina
2nd Dec 2011, 22:19
So biased! Go on. Just name one girl that you think could be Lara. Do it. Dooooo it :p

Driber
3rd Dec 2011, 09:01
Ok here is the list. I have only put in the names that more than one person (besides the person who suggested it) has agreed they think could be Lara, otherwise, it would be a bloody long list

Good selection criteria :thumb:

I've added the poll to this thread :)

Perhaps the OP, or someone else, can gather a collection of pics of all those actresses to place in the first post for reference, for those who don't know all of those names and would like to see who the candidates are before they vote?


So biased! Go on. Just name one girl that you think could be Lara. Do it. Dooooo it :p

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:D

d1n0_xD
3rd Dec 2011, 09:24
I'm still for Olivia Wilde xD

LadyRufina
3rd Dec 2011, 12:36
I'll get the pics Driber. Gimme a couple of minutes :)

LadyRufina
3rd Dec 2011, 13:04
Summer Glau: http://blogs.whatsontv.co.uk/tvspy/files/2009/02/cameron-summer-glau.jpg
Olivia Wilde: http://www.hairstyleswatch.com/UserFiles/Image/2008%20JULY/Oliiva%20Wilde.jpg
Alison Carrol: http://img002.lazygirls.info/people/alison_carroll/alison_carroll_alison_carroll_sKYZtES.sized.jpg
Gemma Arterton: http://www.flicksandbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/gemma-arterton-capa.jpg
Natalie Portman: http://blstb.msn.com/i/AE/3562083A940DFD0BD3F32D595741.jpg
Kaya Scodelario: http://www.fhm.com/imgs/631/400/0/original/Full201006301015538737419_kaya-scodelario-skins.jpgx
Lyndsy Fonseca: http://images.beautyriot.com/photos/lyndsy-fonseca-updo-sexy-chic-brunette.jpg
Talulah Riley: http://pairody.com/images/2011/02/talulah-riley-bafta-awards-london-1.jpg
Ellen Page: http://www.clarin.com/espectaculos/cine/ELEGIDA-Ellen-Woody-Allen-AP_CLAIMA20110414_0199_4.jpg
Nina Dobrev: http://free-hq-wallpapers.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Nina-Dobrev-Closeup-320x480.jpg
Olivia Thirlby: http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/093188ugHscHJ/340x.jpg
Hayley Atwell: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UwFBz0MWqw0/TrqKj0DqgiI/AAAAAAAAEDE/SyCqeunB_CM/s1600/G261619_b.jpg


I tried to find images with all the women with their hair up and an action face. Some I couldn't do that so I just tried to find the best Lara-looking shots of them instead.

AdobeArtist
3rd Dec 2011, 14:42
I love lurking these threads. I won't ever comment on who I would like to see at the risk of someone taking it out of context and running with it, but the suggestions are so fun to look at!!

You WILL tell us who your choice is! :poke::poke: :p:D

d1n0_xD
3rd Dec 2011, 15:21
Damn, I forgot about Hayley Atwell... Damn! XD

dark7angel
3rd Dec 2011, 15:48
Seriously? She looks absolutely nothing like Lara. Sorry.

Totally agree with you about Jennifer Lawrence!
And nice job with the photo collection! :thumb:

Too bad we can only vote for one actress, as I would like to vote for both Lyndsy and Nina. But since I had to choose one, I voted for Lyndsy because I know she can kick some ass!!! :D

LadyRufina
3rd Dec 2011, 17:01
Thanks, and yeah, I have three actresses from there that I think could be Lara but I went with Ellen Page in the end.

Lord Martok
3rd Dec 2011, 18:47
I ultimately had to go with Summer Glau. While Natalie Portman looks nice, she is NOT an action heroine. (If you've seen the Star Wars movies, you see that she is much better at the touchy-feely romantic scenes than she is in the action beats.) So I really can't see her as Lara Croft. So unless she has really improved in the action heroine area with her latest movies ("Your Highness"--I think that's what it was called, and "Thor"), I'd have to pass on the lovely Ms. Portman.

Ellen Page, much as I love her, I really haven't seen her in any action beats except for Xmen III, and at that, she did more running rather than ass kicking.

Summer Glau.... Firefly/Serenity and Terminator The Sarah Connor Chronicles. 'nuff said.

But, these are only opinions...your actual mileage may vary.

Another choice might be Eliza Dushku (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse)

jakobsen
3rd Dec 2011, 19:01
There should be one more option of vote - other.

LadyRufina
3rd Dec 2011, 19:14
Well these are the ones that have just been suggested already. I'm sure if we did an 'other' box, it would have the most votes and each girl only have one vote and there wouldn't be much point in the poll :)

Bronxz32
3rd Dec 2011, 19:25
The actress whichever gets the role, needs to show me that they physically can handle the role.

LadyRufina
3rd Dec 2011, 19:29
If we all went by this way of deciding, there'd be no actresses in the world. For me, she doesn't need to have been in an action film or anything like that for me to have seen her skills at acting, the best actresses are versatile.

Bronxz32
3rd Dec 2011, 19:42
If we all went by this way of deciding, there'd be no actresses in the world. For me, she doesn't need to have been in an action film or anything like that for me to have seen her skills at acting, the best actresses are versatile.

Were you replying to my comment?

LadyRufina
3rd Dec 2011, 19:51
^yes.

jakobsen
3rd Dec 2011, 20:06
The actress whichever gets the role, needs to show me that they physically can handle the role.


King said: "For me it's re-inventing the wheel a bit, it's a reboot. We're going back before she was Lara Croft, so it's a much more emotional character piece"

I just want to say, we know little about 'new' Lara ;)

Bronxz32
3rd Dec 2011, 20:18
^yes.

So we need to have a actress that looks like Lara Croft but not be able to physically deliver the role? Makes sense. People would go for that. Linda Hamilton and Sigourney Weaver in the Terminator and Alien films delivered their roles amazingly. Their characters were tough and they didn't just rely on the words on the page they let their actions show it to us. I'm not saying let's go get a Female boxer or a female MMA fighter to have the role of Lara Croft. You don't get a actress or a actor that might give you a piece or a part of that character, you get them because they can do/be that character.

LadyRufina
3rd Dec 2011, 20:21
So we need to have a actress that looks like Lara Croft but not be able to physically deliver the role? Makes sense. People would go for that. Linda Hamilton and Sigourney Weaver in the Terminator and Alien films delivered their roles amazingly. Their characters were tough and they didn't just rely on the words on the page they let their actions show it to us. I'm not saying let's go get a Female boxer or a female MMA fighter to have the role of Lara Croft. You don't get a actress or a actor that might give you a piece or a part of that character, you get them because they can do/be that character.

I'm saying that of course, they need to be able to be able to play the physical role, but it doesn't mean she has to have been in something physical before to give us proof. That is what you're saying isn't it?

Bronxz32
3rd Dec 2011, 20:32
I'm saying that of course, they need to be able to be able to play the physical role, but it doesn't mean she has to have been in something physical before to give us proof. That is what you're saying isn't it?

Actors and actresses do training on the set of the film and before the film begins production, to get them into the character. She doesn't have to have done any physical roles at all. Happens all the time in films, that's why they have weeks of training and preparation before they begin filming. I didn't say that the actress whichever gets chosen now has to be physically ready, just that when the film is on the big screen that's one of the things i'll be looking for.

TrickyVein
3rd Dec 2011, 23:17
What anyone is going to be paying attention to in a movie like this is Lara and the face of the actress playing her. Screw whatever talent unknown actresses might have, the film itself probably won't resolve around deep characterization and meaningful story. The film will be full of explosions, PG13 sexual innuendo and close ups. Lots of close ups. Which can work in a half decent way but given all of that, I cannot understand how Summer Glau is in first place. That is unacceptable. How wretched.

It's probably not statistically significant.

LadyRufina
3rd Dec 2011, 23:21
^ IKR. Well, on the Summer Glau bit anyway. She doesn't look English, or caucasion at the very least! But I hope this film won't be centred around lots of sexual innuendos. Most action films have them in abundance. It's soooooo boring and cliché now.

TrickyVein
3rd Dec 2011, 23:38
Hollywood has been obsessed with bringing comic book characters to the big screen ever since X-men (ones that nobody asked for like the Green Lantern). Except for a handful they all suck. I can't see how someone would want to tackle Lara Croft's story differently, to make it something more than just a cheap action flick based off of a videogame character. Not in the climate which exists now and the expectations that are there with this kind of material.

From what I've seen of the E3 demo the game looks cinematic enough already. :)

AdobeArtist
4th Dec 2011, 00:36
Summer Glau is leading in the poll. I am so proud to be part of this distinguished community :D

Lord Martok
4th Dec 2011, 01:20
Nice to see that Summer is leading. I think Olivia Wilde (TRON Legacy) would be another good choice.

But, all this poll will really do is just start fanboy/fangirl flame wars...one of the major aspects of fandom I despise...when fans tend to hold their own opinions with a little too much value, and unless everyone else agrees with them, then other fans just aren't worthy of the time of day.

I've seen it too much with sci-fi fandoms (Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica), and anime fandoms.

As long as the actress can look the part, and pull it off well, I really care not who gets the role. But if the actress pulls another Angelina Jolie....count me disinterested.

TrickyVein
4th Dec 2011, 02:51
I am not a fan of any of the actresses on that list, Martok.

Looking at Glau's facial structure, she bears absolutely no inkling of a resemblance to Lara Croft, British royalty or even the majority of typified Caucasians. If I could devise a way to quantify that I would. That would bring the discussion down to numbers and not fan-mania as you say.

WTF? :confused:

d1n0_xD
4th Dec 2011, 07:31
Actors and actresses do training on the set of the film and before the film begins production, to get them into the character. She doesn't have to have done any physical roles at all. Happens all the time in films, that's why they have weeks of training and preparation before they begin filming. I didn't say that the actress whichever gets chosen now has to be physically ready, just that when the film is on the big screen that's one of the things i'll be looking for.

This! :thumb:


What anyone is going to be paying attention to in a movie like this is Lara and the face of the actress playing her. Screw whatever talent unknown actresses might have, the film itself probably won't resolve around deep characterization and meaningful story. The film will be full of explosions, PG13 sexual innuendo and close ups. Lots of close ups. Which can work in a half decent way but given all of that, I cannot understand how Summer Glau is in first place. That is unacceptable. How wretched.

It's probably not statistically significant.


Hollywood has been obsessed with bringing comic book characters to the big screen ever since X-men (ones that nobody asked for like the Green Lantern). Except for a handful they all suck. I can't see how someone would want to tackle Lara Croft's story differently, to make it something more than just a cheap action flick based off of a videogame character. Not in the climate which exists now and the expectations that are there with this kind of material.

From what I've seen of the E3 demo the game looks cinematic enough already. :)

Well, the director did say that it will be an emotional journey, and the development of the character, not much action.

TrickyVein
4th Dec 2011, 08:05
This!Well, the director did say that it will be an emotional journey, and the development of the character, not much action.

We shall see. I don't know how I feel about this anyway. Right now I'd much prefer a movie that's less serious than that. It's not how the game is played (I'm hoping) so it shouldn't be how the movie is directed. Having to watch Lara overcome some inner obstacle after killing Larson in Anniversary was cringe-worthy. Hopefully that was buried with the old Lara and the new Lara will be more interesting. Perhaps there's more depth there that we just haven't seen yet. :cool:

LadyRufina
4th Dec 2011, 14:11
Looking at Glau's facial structure, she bears absolutely no inkling of a resemblance to Lara Croft, British royalty or even the majority of typified Caucasians. If I could devise a way to quantify that I would. That would bring the discussion down to numbers and not fan-mania as you say.

WTF? :confused:

Thank you! :thumb: Summer Glau seriously does NOT look like Lara at all. I know it's differences of opinion and all but, seriously, Lara comes from a long British lineage. She should look typically caucasion and Summer Glau looks part asian, part hispanic. Not caucasian in the very least. It doesn't matter whether or not she's 'beautiful' or 'physically able for the part,' if she doesn't at all like what she's supposed to in-game then it just ruins the whole experience. She also has to look around 21 and Summer Glau looks easily in her thirties.

Lord Martok
4th Dec 2011, 15:49
Let's look at the truth of the matter: There is not a single actress on the PLANET who looks EXACTLY like Lara Croft. Lara Croft is a polygonal, digital work of art, based upon no one in particular. That allows for some uniqueness in her appearance facially. (The women that actually seemed to come the closest --in my own very humble opinion-- are Rhona Mitra and Lara Weller...both of whom were official Lara Croft models. Close, but not exact by any standards.)

If folks here are looking for someone to look EXACTLY to the pixel like Lara Croft, (even the new Lara Croft) well, that's a wait in eternity.

I know...I know....I'm going to be told that that is NOT the case.

Lord Martok
4th Dec 2011, 16:12
Looking at the new Lara Croft, she does look like she might loosely be based on a younger Rhona Mitra. (Again...just an opinion.)

LadyRufina
4th Dec 2011, 16:26
Of course there's not an actress who looks like the pixelized Lara Croft, but that doesn't mean to say she can just look like anyone. We know what she'd loosely look like and 'Caucasian' is an essential.

I think Rhona Mitra would look a lot like what the old Lara would probably look like but I think her face is too strong for this Lara.

Lord Martok
5th Dec 2011, 08:06
Of course there's not an actress who looks like the pixelized Lara Croft, but that doesn't mean to say she can just look like anyone. We know what she'd loosely look like and 'Caucasian' is an essential.

I think Rhona Mitra would look a lot like what the old Lara would probably look like but I think her face is too strong for this Lara.

Oh. no no no.. :) I'm not suggesting Rhona Mitra be a candidate for the new Lara. I'm just saying that if you look at the image that heads the pages of this forum, the new digital Lara looks like she might've been based on a younger Rhona Mitra. :)

TrickyVein
5th Dec 2011, 19:26
Hmm. I see the resemblance, Martok. A discerning eye.

Lord Martok
6th Dec 2011, 00:34
Hmm. I see the resemblance, Martok. A discerning eye.

Thank you, Tricky. This actually would be a good question for the developers, or anyone with inside know....

Is this new Lara's facial appearance even loosely based on a younger Rhona Mitra? Or is it the "any similarity to persons living or dead is coincidence" caveat? :)

Driber
6th Dec 2011, 10:10
I'll get the pics Driber. Gimme a couple of minutes :)

Awesome job!

I've cleaned up the bb code a bit and added them to the first post.

I really like how well organized this thread is becoming :thumb:


There should be one more option of vote - other.

There shouldn't be, IMO. Not only because of what LadyR said...


Well these are the ones that have just been suggested already. I'm sure if we did an 'other' box, it would have the most votes and each girl only have one vote and there wouldn't be much point in the poll :)

...but also because if people want to vote for someone who isn't on the list, they should post it in the thread and then we can add it (using LadyR's aforementioned selection criteria).


Nice to see that Summer is leading. I think Olivia Wilde (TRON Legacy) would be another good choice.

Wasn't she mentioned already before? Would that then make this #2?


But, all this poll will really do is just start fanboy/fangirl flame wars...one of the major aspects of fandom I despise...when fans tend to hold their own opinions with a little too much value, and unless everyone else agrees with them, then other fans just aren't worthy of the time of day.

Perhaps on other forums, but here the (majority of) members are mature and respect each other's opinions :)

(And in those few cases where some don't, I will step in :naughty: because we've got a very nice friendly community going here and I intend to keep it that way :))

Lord Martok
6th Dec 2011, 14:37
Wasn't she mentioned already before? Would that then make this #2?
I was aware she's in the poll. I was merely seconding some apparently given opinions. :)




Perhaps on other forums, but here the (majority of) members are mature and respect each other's opinions :)
Good to know. :)



(And in those few cases where some don't, I will step in :naughty: because we've got a very nice friendly community going here and I intend to keep it that way :))

Your secret is safe with me. :D

TrickyVein
9th Dec 2011, 23:44
I am glad to see that the writers of Iron Man did not in fact go on to write for Iron man 2. While the first was all you could hope to expect from a comic book film and was half-way decent, the second was not these things.

Just looking on IMDB it turns out both Hawk Ostby and the Fergus fellow both wrote for Children of Men which was an intense film if not slightly heavy handed on the sensationalist horror and spectacle of the 2027 apocalypse. I came away extremely distraught and depressed after watching that film. It felt too real for comfort.

Graham King does seem to have produced all of DiCaprio's latest films.

Thoughts?

Hoodedclaw
10th Dec 2011, 17:57
I think out of all of those actresses I would choose Alison Carrol to be Lara croft. She looks like her and she suits Lara well.

LadyRufina
10th Dec 2011, 20:57
Even though I haven't seen her acting I would go as far to say that I would prefer Alison Carrol as Lara because at the very least she is in same race as her.

dark7angel
10th Dec 2011, 21:18
I never liked her as the official model, so I sure wouldn't like her as the actress for the movie!

LadyRufina
10th Dec 2011, 21:26
Neither would I, I'm just cutting my nose to spite my face :lol:

QiX
11th Dec 2011, 00:43
Allison Carrol winning, WOW... She would be my last option among all the others, or even if they included anyone else. If she was the only available actress for the movie I'd say don't do the movie then.

This is the kind of poll result that makes me loose faith in democracy :scratch:

Lord Martok
11th Dec 2011, 01:38
Allison Carrol winning, WOW... She would be my last option among all the others, or even if they included anyone else. If she was the only available actress for the movie I'd say don't do the movie then.

This is the kind of poll result that makes me loose faith in democracy :scratch:

Well, just remember, democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where 51% of the people get to determine everything for the remaining 49%. :)

LadyRufina
11th Dec 2011, 02:24
^ Which is why there should be some sort of democracy/utilitarianism rule. Dunno how it would pan out though...