Tomb Raider Movie Reboot: Who?s Playing Lara Croft? Dark Plot Of Video Game To Be Followed? What We Know So Far!

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It has already been 14 years since Angelina Jolie?s Tomb Raider movie released in theaters and we might soon see a reboot as reports surfaced that 3 directors are being eyed to helm the show. There is also a rumor on what we can expect from the plot of the Tomb Raider movie reboot.


According to Tech Times, the Tomb Raider Reboot will be produced by Warner Bros., MGM, GK Films, and Eidos Interactive. The producers have already shortened the directors they are eyeing to three after Tricia Brok, who directed episodes of The Walking Dead, has declined the chance to helm the film. Here are the three directors being eyed by the producers and the films they directed films according to Tech Times:

  • Kathryn Bigelow: The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty, The Weight of Water
  • Catherine Hardwicke: Twilight, Red Riding Hood (2011), Plush
  • Mimi Leder: Deep Impact, The Peacemaker, Thick as Thieves


According to Latinopost, the plot of the Tomb Raider movie reboot will be as dark and gritty as the current reboot of the Tomb Raider video games. The Tomb Raider video game reboot also caused controversy with Croft being nearly raped by scavengers. Themes about death and murder were also felt in the game. Will these themes make it into the film?

The assumption for a gritty Tomb Raider movie was made by Latinopost as all three eyed directors have already helmed movies with a dark plot. ?The three potential directors have experience in serious and gritty projects in the past. Even writer Daugherty is expected to follow the same path as well,? the report said.

Lara Croft Candidates

Who do you think will replace Angelina Jolie as the lead actress for Tomb Raider? Do you think she?ll reprise her role? Here are the actresses that Screen Rant thinks are fit to be the next new Lara Croft:

  • Margot Robbie
  • Tatiana Maslany
  • Lily James
  • Alexandra Dowling
  • Camilla Luddington
  • Tuppence Middleton
  • Gemma Arterton
  • Felicity Jones
  • Kaya Scodelario
  • Daisy Ridley

Do you agree with Screen Rant?s list? Do you think the plot of the film will be dark? While waiting for the movie, you can get your Tomb Raider fix by playing the Rise of the Tomb Raider which comes out on November 10, 2015 for Xbox One, Xbox 360. The PC version will be made available in early 2016 and the PS4 version sometime on holiday 2016.

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