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In the days of old –before 1975, really-, when every film made was never considered a “franchise” one, the actors chosen for the lead roles did not have to be young, skinny and looking like they just stepped out of an intensive five year fitness regime.

These days, Hollywood seems to only want films that they can turn into multiple films. Franchises are the name of the game. Thus, while rebooting the computer game Tomb Raider, the makers –perhaps taking a page from other recent movie reboots like James Bond and Star Trek- have made Lara Croft a 21 year-old archeologist whose backstory now details her as “a frightened young woman who is forced to become a hardened survivor when she is shipwrecked on a dangerous island.”

Thus the game makers, Crystal Dynamics, are also working with Gk Films in hopes of rebooting the film franchise in much the same way. »

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