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Natla
10th May 2011, 17:23
POSSIBLE SPOILERS - although it could be a hoax.


From http://www.siliconera.com/2011/05/09/leaked-tomb-raider-script-gives-us-a-glimpse-of-the-new-lara/


Cinematic – Videolog1 Page 1


INT. LARA’S CABIN – TWILIGHT



We’re watching a video log; Lara is seen leaning into the camera as she draws her hand back from the record button and sits down on the side of her bunk.



LARA

(Bored) September second. Three weeks out, zero finds, twenty fish suppers, fifty instances of Roth fantasising about a pint of Bitter and a ninety-nine percent chance that I’ll hurl myself off this boat out of sheer boredom.

Still, at least I’ve convinced him that the only thing standing between him and his ale is the Dragon’s Triangle.



Lara shifts her weight.



LARA

(Dismissive) There’s the usual folklore rubbish about the place – spinning compasses, cursed ships – but that’s a load of nonsense and Roth knows it.



Lara leans into the camera a little.



LARA

(Growing excitement) We’re close to something, I can feel it. Something extraordinary. And that’s what it’s about after all, isn’t it? Anything less and it’s just a hobby.



EXT. VILLAGE – NIGHT



Lara is approaching the village when from a nearby distance she hears wolves BARKING and SNARLING. GUNSHOTS follow, and then the sound of Roth crying out in pain:



ROTH (O.C.)

Gah!



Lara rushes toward the source of the sounds. From across an ancient, weathered bridge that spans the distance to a plateau atop a rock spire, she can see now a battle between Roth and a pack of wolves.



LARA

(To self – relieved) It’s Roth (Calls out) Roth, I’m coming!



Roth unleashes a battle cry in response.



ROTH

Rrrrrah!



She rushes across the bridge, we cut to Roth, who sits on the ground with his back to the wall of a ruined structure. He clutches an emptied automatic pistol in each hand. A couple dead wolves lie nearby, amid a scatter of spent shell casings. Roth’s eyes are closed, his teeth are clenches, but he’s obviously still alive. One of his legs is bleeding from a serious wound. Lara runs into frame and crouches down beside him.



LARA

(Relieved) Oh thank God you’re alive.



Roth pries open one eye, smiles and gestures to draw attention to his gun.



ROTH

(Pained) God had nothing to do with it. (Smiling weakly) It’s good to see you too, girl.



Lara touches Roth’s wound and they both wince.



LARA

(Wincing) Sorry…they did a real number on your leg…



She looks around for something to use as a tourniquet. We focus on Roth and can hear Lara tearing off some material – maybe from Roth’s clothes or hers.



ROTH

(Pained Dismissive) Nah, it looks worse than it is.



Lara starts to bind Roth’s leg.



LARA

Have you heard from any of the others?



ROTH

(Pained) Nothing.



We pull back. Lara’s tied a tourniquet around Roth’s leg. Roth reaches up a hand to be helped to his feet.



LARA

(Shocked) What are you doing?



ROTH

Those scavengers took my food pack. The transmitter from the lifeboat’s in it. If we don’t get it back we’re not getting off this bloody island.



Lara gestures to Roth’s leg



LARA

(Worried) You need bandages, antiseptic… morphine…



ROTH

Also in the pack…



LARA

(Despondent) ****.



ROTH

(Pained) In a word.



Roth Holds out his hand again. Lara helps him up and he puts his arm over her shoulder. He staggers and blacks out, Lara almost overbalances as his body slumps to the ground.



LARA

(Rising panic) Roth!



She lies him down and shakes his face.



LARA

(Rising panic) Oh don’t do this to me you Yorkshire bastard.



She checks his pulse.



LARA

(Semi-relieved) At least he’s still alive.



Lara stands up, takes a few deep breaths, She looks around the clearing before squatting down to examine the earth. Lara’s eyes follow the wolf tracks leading off in one direction and she stands back up.



LARA

(Slight panic) Oh God, what am I doing?



Cinematic – Village2



EXT. VILLAGE – NIGHT



Lara returns to Roth and finds him still lying unconscious next to the campfire.

Lara drops the transmitter and the medkit next to Roth and starts to work



LARA

(Determined) Right, let’s get you patched up.



FADE DOWN briefly and then FADE UP to Roth waking up. He sits up. Lara’s is sitting a small distance away staring into the camp fire.



ROTH

Not bad. Where does a young lady like you learn to do a thing like that?



LARA

Late shift at The Nine Bells. A wolf’s got nothing on a broken bottle.



Roth looks at the transmitter.



ROTH

You got it. Nice work.



LARA

I assume the plan is to get it to that radio tower?



We angle on the central mountain peak.



ROTH (O.C.)

It should give us the best shot of broadcasting a strong signal in every direction.



Roth grunts, shifting his wounded leg uncomfortably, He looks at the peak, then at his leg, then back at Lara.



ROTH

(softly) Lara. We need to send out that SOS and I’m not going climbing any time soon.



Lara stares into the fire.



LARA

(Despondent) I was afraid you were going to say that.



Roth reaches out and touches Lara’s shoulder. She turns to look at him – her face a mask of worry.



ROTH

You can do this Lara; after all, you are a Croft.



LARA

(Weakly) I don’t think I’m that kind of Croft.



ROTH

(Encouraging) Sure you are. You just don’t know it yet.



Roth reaches over and picks up his climbing axe. He lays it on the ground between them. Lara stares at it for a minute unsure if she should take the responsibility.



LARA

(Putting on a brave face) Then let’s hope I’m a fast learner.



When she does reach for it Roth grabs her wrist gently.



ROTH

(softly but sternly) Just be careful Lara.



Roth lifts his hand and Lara nods before standing up to leave.

She slips off into the night without another word.

TombRaiderChick93
10th May 2011, 18:36
Interesting find.
I'm not 100% convinced though. Only because it's too easy to write your own script carefully incorporating the bits of script given in Game Informer Magazine and say its from CD. :hmm: We'll just have to wait for the game. :)

Error96_
10th May 2011, 18:47
I think if this is real then it is pretty good. I really love the little bits of homour in it that LC so desperately needed after TRU. The script has emotion too and some clever use of prophicies of what Lara would become. Whilst it all looks good so far it is only when we hear the tone of voice and see Lara's reactions that we will discover if have got it right. There is still the risk that Lara's reactions will be overdone but I hope not.

chriss_99
10th May 2011, 18:55
This should be considered as spoiler, so it would be cool if you could put the whole script in spoiler tags. I do not wish to read it, although I think it might be fake.

Silvermoth
11th May 2011, 09:56
If it is genuine, it sounds pretty good :)

LARALOVERnr1
11th May 2011, 14:15
OMG! SHE SWEARED o_0

brand.seph
11th May 2011, 14:47
OMG! SHE SWEARED o_0

Well, she IS young. :rasp:

RosePetals
11th May 2011, 19:12
It doesn't look fake. The original site mentioned that Square Enix wanted to put down the post, but they allowed re-post a summary of a script. :)

At last. Some comic relief of sorts. TRU was too angsty. :p

Greenas
11th May 2011, 21:12
omg! She sweared o_0

yay :d

Pulse
12th May 2011, 00:04
I want it. NOW.

I'm curious as to what she said at the **** part... I'm thinking a word favored by Nathan Drake, but perhaps the F-Bomb???

Driber
12th May 2011, 10:08
I know what the censored word was and no, it was not the F-bomb.

C'mon, you should know better than that! They wouldn't degrade Lara like that.

WinterSoldierLTE
12th May 2011, 22:14
Nothing wrong with an F Bomb. Can be an excellent way to get your point across if used properly. I can see Lara dropping one every now and then. Given the situations she finds herself in and all the stress said situations must bring along with them, I can totaly picture her standing on a mountaintop or whatever and screaming it just to kind of chillax a bit.

I mean C'mon. We think traffic jams are bad, right? Well a Centaur or some skinless Atlantien creature chasing you down is probably worse. I know that's the first thing I'd say if I turned a corner and a mummy or whatever jumped out at me.

But yeah, given the context of the convo above, I'd say more then likely started with an S. MAYBE a D. That's D not a one eyed shocked expression face.

Ants_27_
13th May 2011, 07:07
Nah, using the F word doesn't degrade people, at least not in my book. I also remember from when I was knee high to a grasshopper people used to say that only "people with low IQ's swear". And it's like saying that people who do swear have low IQ's and low general intelligence... which in itself is bollocks.

Everyone swears at some point given different circumstances. Just like when asked "have you ever talked about somebody?" Not a single person can put no.

It might not be necessary but it's not necessary to have cameras built into phones, or necessary to have games consoles that are portable or necessary to have coloured clothing.... but we still do.

Driber
13th May 2011, 08:53
I said it would degrade Lara, not people.

There is a difference between impulsively dropping the F bomb when something unexpected happens to you personally and writing it into the script for a character's dialog.


at least not in my book.

Well that's actually not surprising coming from an avid Tarantino fan :D

Ants_27_
13th May 2011, 11:49
I said it would degrade Lara, not people.

There is a difference between impulsively dropping the F bomb when something unexpected happens to you personally and writing it into the script for a character's dialog.

Well that's actually not surprising coming from an avid Tarantino fan :D

Very true.:lol:

If it is thrown in there for sake of it then yeah I can see how it would degrade characters.

But yeah, I suppose I'm more used to the F word being used frequently and thus I really don't mind (alas Tarantino), but not only that I think swearing is more common in my family that our first names are!:rasp:

Natla
25th May 2011, 20:04
http://www.siliconera.com/2011/05/24/tomb-raider-reboot-was-called-cryptids-and-starred-sarah/

Flintmelody
29th May 2011, 01:32
The writing here sounds a lot more convincing than anything from Underworld.

Driber
30th May 2011, 11:38
http://www.siliconera.com/2011/05/24/tomb-raider-reboot-was-called-cryptids-and-starred-sarah/

Wow interesting information.

Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic, anyone? :whistle:

aang001
10th Jun 2011, 17:28
OMG! SHE SWEARED o_0

Where? Did you read the same script?

aang001
10th Jun 2011, 17:38
I know what the censored word was and no, it was not the F-bomb.

C'mon, you should know better than that! They wouldn't degrade Lara like that.

Degrade? You really believe that someone who curses is degrading? How many highly intelligent people are out there that curse? Millions or billions? Cursing can be a way to cope with a situation, deal with pain, or used for humor. If Lara curses, it would just show she's human. No ones perfect and just because a person doesn't curse, doesn't mean they're the brightest. Now if she's going around with so many curse words you can't figure out a sentence spoken by her, then that's just being a red neck or ghetto. Besides, what happened to "actions are louder than words?"

Driber
10th Jun 2011, 17:48
aang001, if you are going to drag up an old point, then at least take the time to read the whole thread.

I refer you to the conversation between Ants_27_ and myself.

Natla
10th Jun 2011, 17:59
Degrade? You really believe that someone who curses is degrading? How many highly intelligent people are out there that curse? Millions or billions? Cursing can be a way to cope with a situation, deal with pain, or used for humor. If Lara curses, it would just show she's human. No ones perfect and just because a person doesn't curse, doesn't mean they're the brightest. Now if she's going around with so many curse words you can't figure out a sentence spoken by her, then that's just being a red neck or ghetto. Besides, what happened to "actions are louder than words?"

I agree with your general point :)