I don't know how many people actually know, but we're getting a Tomb Rider reboot. That sounds great in a way, but also it worries me because movies based on video games aren't really that great. Guess will have to wait until we see Warcraft, wich hits theaters on the 10th of June 2016.
Tomb Rider. An iconic video game franchise that focuses on adventures, discovering and exploring different places and locations, and some really good action. For more info on Lara Croft a.k.a Tomb Rider please watch this video, because her story is really long and if I have write about it I would end up with my eyeballs bleeding in front of my computer.
So if you watched the video you can tell that Lara Croft is a pure bad ass lady. Trough the many years of the Tomb Raider video game franchise existence it has changed a lot since it's debut in 1996. It was enough succesful for Hollywood to make two movies.
The first adaption of the video game aired in 2001 and it was called Lara Croft: Tomb Raider starring Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight and Daniel Craig. This is basicly the plot of the movie:
Based on the popular video game series, Tomb Raider features the adventures of Lara Croft an antiquities hunter-for-hire. She travels to exotic locales in search of treasures and artifacts in the catacombs of ancient tombs and ruins remaining from age-old empires. A female Indiana Jones, Croft's expeditions are always chock full of action, danger, intrigue, suspense and her omnipresent knack for defying death in tight outfits.
The film wasn't really well criticly acclaimed nor the fans of the classic video game franchise felt satisfied with what they were given. Overall the film wasn't considered a failure, it had something going on, but still a really dumb movie.
That leads us to it's sequel.
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. If someone, back in 2003, expected that movie to be better than it's predecessor than I feel really sorry for him, because he was wrong. The film stars again Angelina Jolie and Gerard Butler. Again, here is the plot of the whole thing wich I don't really know how it calls itself a film:
Intrepid British archaeologist Lara Croft has made perhaps the most important archaeological discovery in history: an orb that leads to the mythical Pandora's Box. Unfortunately, the orb falls into the hands of Jonathan Reiss, an evil scientist who deals in killer viruses and hopes to sell the secrets of the box as the ultimate weapon. Recruited by British Intelligence to get the orb back from Reiss, Lara recruits Terry Sheridan, a British marine turned mercenary (and her former love interest) to help. The two embark on an adventure that spans continents in an attempt to regain the orb...
Yesterday I watched this piece of trash and it is truly worse than the first movie. It's hard to believe that it is actually worse than the first.
Lets finally jump to nowadays and talk about the reboot.
There aren't really that many things for the production released yet. In an interview with IGN the director of the upcoming movie - Roar Uthaug said that this film is going to focus on the new Tomb Raider games where Lara Croft is a more vulnerable character and less over the top action chick. I searched a little bit and...he has directed several movies. I am looking foward to watching them despite the fact that they're poorly rated.
The biggest thing about the production for this project is the casting for the role of Lara Croft. It is massive!!! I am not going to mention every single one of them, because like I've said it is massive.
Daisy Jazz Isobel Ridley is an English actress. She is best known for her breakthrough role as Rey in the 2015 film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Few film franchises are guaranteed to make celebrities of young actors like the one set in “a galaxy far, far away,” which means the world will be watching to see if Ridley has the makings of a real blockbuster star. If she delivers, then audiences will watch her skyrocket to the top of the list of young English actresses – and a role as the new Tomb Raider could use that kind of marketing.
Kaya Scodelario may be the youngest actress on my list, but she’s also one of the most seasoned. Starting her acting career on the UK series Skins at the age of 14, Scodelario’s talents soon led to more TV and small film roles, but her career has hit top speed in the past year. Hitting American audiences as the sole actress in the YA novel adaptation The Maze Runner, the planned franchise is just the first of many that she may find herself signed for.
Disney gave Scodelario the nod for the upcoming sequel/soft reboot of Pirates of the Caribbean, confirming that a blockbuster career in North America is most definitely a possibility. At just 22 and already a veteran portraying relatable young women enduring the hardships that adolescence brings, Tomb Raider doesn’t just seem like an achievable challenge, but a strong fit, first and foremost. Whether the filmmakers agree remains to be seen.
The Star Wars camp hasn’t let many young, relatively unknown actresses slip past them. Felicity Jones who landed the starring role in the 2016 Star Wars spinoff; an unsurprising choice, given the recent buzz surrounding the English actress.
In hindsight, it may have been for the best that Jones’ role as Felicia Hardy (a.k.a. Black Cat) was kept to a minimum; on the other hand, there’s no reason to doubt that Jones would have been a strong addition to Sony’s Spider-Man universe. But all must move on, and although a starring role in a Star Wars spinoff film may make another adventure franchise seem like overkill, a dramatic approach to Tomb Raider is something we would love to see Jones tackle.
This young actress from the very popular TV series The Vampire Diaries might be disregarded as some tween actress that shouldn’t be considered, but she might just be the most plausible actress for the role in this entire list. Not only does she look the part, she bears that innocence and vulnerability that young Lara Croft begins with, but can also expertly pull off being an aggressive and independent woman who can protect herself.
The Harry Potter star may not have been the most action-oriented character in that franchise, but she certainly played a smart and independent woman who can also pack a punch. Plus, she’s the right age and British so the accent wouldn’t be any issue for her to master. Her roles outside of that franchise prove that she is an actress that can have a surprising amount of acting range and Lara Croft is definitely a character she could sink her teeth into. It's kinda hard to imagine Emma Watson playing our badass archaeologist, but who knos, she might surprise us.
The star from Avengers: Age of Ultron and Godzilla who pretty much no one in Hollywood knew. Unlike her other sisters, she’s a strong actress who can pull off intense roles very well and is always willing to challenge herself. She looks the part and Lara Croft could be the role to finally put her into the mainstream that she very much deserves to be in at this point.
- Anne Hathaway
Hathaway certainly satisfies the body proportions to play Lara Croft and I would say her performance in The Dark Knight Rises convinced me she has enough athleticism to satisfy the needs of the role. The only thing concerning me with Anne is that she would have to hit the trainning booth because those lengthy white legs of hers may end up glowing on the big screen in Croft’s short shorts. Not that I am complaining, but perhaps a few trips to Tropical Tan will do the trick.
Before Scarlett Johansson took on the role of The Black Widow in Iron Man 2, the part had already gone to Emily Blunt. But in the years since, Blunt has proven her action chops in acclaimed sci-fi thrillers like Looper and Edge of Tomorrow or her new action crime drama - Sicario . We know she can kick ass. Raiding tombs doesn't seem like much of a stretch.
Emma Stone is mostly known for her roles in The Amazing Spider-Man and Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). With movies like these she has proven that she can play strong female characters and also being fun while doing it. The actress was never annoying in TASM as Gwen Stacy and not to mention Birdman where she did a phenomenal performance as Sam - Riggan(Michael Keaton)'s daughter. So without much said I think she would be interesting as Tomb Raider.
Megan Fox is an actress that certainly physically resembles the part, but would only be able to carry the movie if the script is just blatantly bad. Now we all now that she is not a good actress at least in my opinion. Sandwiches(Megan Fox) has starred in some really bad movies - Jonah Hex, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen... Maybe if Hollywood directors didn't try to make her a thing rather than human being in almost every one of the movies she has took a part she could've been more respected actress.
- Kristen Stewart
I really have no idea how this one is one of the possible choices for our badass archeologyst. Seriously like how? True vampires aren't existing anymore, because of the franchise that made this girl right here famous in Hollywood. Still Stewart has something hidden in her magic hat. She wasn't actually anoying in American Ultra. The actress has yet to prove that she is better than a annoying and boring vampire.
I highly recommend watching Twilight if you want to kill yourself.
- Kate Beckinsale
Kate Beckinsale was born on 26 July 1973 in England, and has resided in London for most of her life. This beauty is known for the Underworld franchaise, The Aviator, Pearl Harbor and many other movies. She can make really good and badass Lara Croft, because she has played kind of that type of thing in Underworld.
So as I wrote in the begging of my article the possible options for our new Tomb Raider are a lot. The actresses I've mention are only a glimpse of the whole thing.
So what do you think? Who should be our new archeologyst? What possible story cuold this new reboot focus on? Write on the comment section down below.