Lara Croft?s next adventure on the big screen will be heavily inspired by the current set of Tomb Raider games. Late last year, Warner Bros. confirmed that another Tomb Raider film was on the way; announcing that Norwegian director Roar Uthaug (The Wave) would be the man behind the camera. Now some additional information regarding the project has surfaced.
Tomb Raider Returns to The Cinema
In an interview with IGN, Uthaug said his film would be patterned after 2013?s Tomb Raider, the successful title that shot the franchise back into the upper echelons of the video game world. Much like that game, the upcoming film will serve as a reboot/origin story that will try to de-mystify Lara and make her more relatable. Whether the story will tie-in to the original Angelina Jolie-fronted films remains to be seen.
“I think making Lara Croft feel like a real human being, that’s definitely something we want to bring to the big screen as well,” Said Uthaug to IGN. “I think we’ll want to make people relate to Lara as a character. I’m hoping to bring some of my Norwegian sensibilities to the franchise.”
Uthaug also said that he was a huge fan of the franchise. He?s been playing Tomb Raider games since the first instalment came out way back in 1996.
He also cited Steven Spielberg?s classic Indiana Jones film, Raiders of the Lost Ark as one of his major influences. He said that, “Raiders of the Lost Ark was one of my favorite films growing up, so it’s definitely a dream to work in that kind of genre. I think we’ll want to make it feel like a modern action movie and to make what’s going on feel like it’s going on for real.”
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