Coming off the back of the news that Lara Croft's next adventure in the video game world will be published exclusively by MIcrosoft, Rise Of The Tomb Raider is also getting its very own fan made, live action mini-series!
Actor/director Stephen Lunsford, better known as Matt Daehler from MTV's Teen Wolf, revealed the news on Instagram, where he also noted that the mini-series will act as a prequel for the upcoming game.
"I'm happy to announce that I will be creating a Tomb Raider mini-series to be released with Rise of The Tomb Raider," Lunsford said. "This will act as a prequel to the game and eventual movie. We are currently in pre-production and working hard to make sure this becomes the best live-action iteration of Lara Croft yet. Thank you to Crystal Dynamics for all of your support in this fan production and I can't wait to make this a reality."
It's unclear whether Lunsford will be behind the camera or performing in front of it, but judging by the fact he directed a series of YouTube commercials for 2013's Tomb Raider reboot, I'm guessing he'll be picking up the directorial reins. Here's one of the ads for you...
Lunsford has been working closely with Tomb Raider devs Crystal Dynamic to "bring the most accurate representation of the character and the Tomb Raider universe!" That's good to hear, but here are a few things I'd love to see in the mini-series, or maybe even the incoming MGM movie (which is also based on the reboot...).
Guiding this woman through hell with a bow and arrow was, for me, a great experience! I was watching the hunted become hunter. The sweet justice handed out to the vicious men on the island was firm, bloody, and well deserved! Once guns were involved, it got a little too samey. So more bow and arrow please!
The Beautiful Struggle
This isn't Batman, or Nathan Drake or even vintage Lara Croft, this is the reboot. And with the reboot came an actual fear for the protagonist's life! With each punch, scrape and fall, Lara screams and yelps in agony. This should be the Batman Begins of Tomb Raider movies. Forget Angelina Jolie's jolly jaunt.
Anyway, that's my ten cents. What about you?
What would you like to see in the Tomb Raider mini-series and/or movie?
Would you like to see a Tomb Raider mini-series or movie?
(Source: Game Informer)