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RelatedPilot Season ’17: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them
The project — written by Dean Georgaris (Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life) — is described as a heart-pounding look into the complex world of our bravest military heroes, who make personal sacrifices while executing the most challenging and dangerous missions behind enemy lines.
Vogel will play the commander of the Isa-Special Operations Group responsible for getting back a kidnapped American doctor. »
With production on the long-gestating big screen reboot of the iconic vide game series Tomb Raider now underway, we have our very first look at Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft courtesy of some set photos showing the heroine in action; take a look here…
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The new Tomb Raider is being directed by Roar Uthaug (The Wave) and Vikander is joined in the cast by Dominic West (The Affair), Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight) and Daniel Wu (Into the Badlands). Expect more casting news soon.
Tomb Raider is set for release on March 16th, 2018.
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- Gary Collinson
The past year hasn’t been incredibly kind on the video game movie genre. Warcraft underperformed domestically, Assassin’s Creed flopped, and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is the lowest performing film in North America for the franchise. Yet despite these numerous speed bumps, we, ironically enough, haven’t seen much of a slowdown from Hollywood. There seems to be a general consensus that none of these films weren’t given the best opportunities to succeed (i.e., they weren’t that good).
With those potential flicks out of the way, it opens up a new upcoming generation of video game movies. Leading the pack in this new round of ol’ college tries is none other than the reboot of the beloved franchise, Tomb Raider. Last time this series hit the big screen was in 2003’s Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, starring Angelina Jolie. While the film »
- Joseph Medina
Luke Owen keeps track of the biggest video game movies…
To go along with our Highest Grossing Superhero Movies of All-Time list, I felt we should also keep tabs on the video game movie adaptation. Since their debut in 1993, they’ve mostly come with a bad reputation, bad reviews and often bad box office results. However, some have been genuine successes. Below are two lists collated from BoxOfficeMojo with the domestic and global takings for video game movie adaptations.
Note: We’ve not included Pixels as it’s not directly based on a game, but we’re happy to add it in if enough people complain (it would be high in both lists)…
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# Title Domestic total 1 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider $131,168,070 2 The Angry Birds Movie $107,509,366 3 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time $90,759,676 4 Pokemon: The First Movie $85,744,662 5 Mortal Kombat »
- Luke Owen
ABC has handed a pilot order to drama Las Reinas, from producer Mark Gordon (Designated Survivor), feature writer Dean Georgaris (Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life), ABC Studios and the Mark Gordon Co. The project was originally developed at ABC and ABC Studios during the 2014-15 development season when The Mark Gordon Co. was still a pod based at the studio. At the end of that season, Gordon went indie with his company, which is backed by eOne. Because the… »
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