The games' that revolutionized a franchise have inspired an incredible new concept for the new Tomb Raider movie!
Tomb Raider is returning to the big screen – but, whoa, before you worry – this time it's different. Lara is not quite the base-jumping, action junkie she was originally portrayed as in previous movies.
The recent reboot of this incredible franchise by Crystal Dynamics certainly reignited our passion not just for adventure but for Lara herself. The rebooted series took an entirely new approach to our leading lady – and the outcome, inspired.
Crystal Dynamics's new series started at the beginning, a time that portrays Lara, brilliantly depicted by Camilla Luddington, not as the battle-hardened character we saw in the movies but as an ordinary girl that was forced to overcome impossible odds. The game series told a story of personal growth and character development that wasn't all plain sailing. Check out the trailer for the first game, released in 2013:
The story takes its toll on our hero and it shows. We followed Lara on a journey that allowed us to reconnect with her – it made us feel – we were once again able to fall back in love with this iconic character. This new human approach is what the new movie will focus on.
“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. 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” - Roar Uthaug, Director
Yes, there will be action and yes, she will kick some bad guy butt but we are going to see a new Lara emerge from the new movie – a powerful but unmistakably human hero.
As well as being a big fan of the Tomb Raider game series, Roar Uthaug will be gleaning inspiration from another famous cave hopping archaeologist:
“Raiders Of The Lost Ark was one of my favourite 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.”
This could be the video-game-to-movie adaptation we have all been waiting for. The rebooted game series is inspired and who doesn't like Indiana Jones! Personally - I can't wait to see what Uthaug comes up with.
There is no release date as of yet for the new Tomb Raider movie, nor is there any word on who will be playing Lara.
What do you make of the new approach and who should play Lara?