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In a way, Angelina Jolie paved the way for Alicia Vikander. E! News' Maria Menounos caught up with the 27-year-old actress Monday at the Las Vegas premiere of her new movie, Jason Bourne, and asked her how it feels to be taking over the role Jolie made famous 15 years ago. "That is a woman I would love to meet," Vikander said of Jolie, a fellow Oscar winner who starred in 2001's Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and its sequel, 2003's Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. "She made an icon of that character, of course." Vikander said she is a longtime fan of Jolie's work, both in front of and behind the camera. "She's quite an incredible woman," she raved of the actress, director and »
Back in April it was announced that Oscar winner Alicia Vikander had secured the role of Lara Croft in the long-gestating Tomb Raider reboot, and with its lead now on board, Warner Bros. and MGM have set a release date of March 16th 2018.
The iconic video game character was previously portrayed by Angelina Jolie, who starred in 2001’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and its 2003 sequel Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. The two films grossed over $430 million between them.
- Gary Collinson
Angelina Jolie starred in two previous Tomb Raider films for Paramount, the most recent of which, 2003’s Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, took $65.7m in North America and $90.9m internationally.
• Kiefer Sutherland is reportedly close to signing to join Ellen Page, Diego Luna and Nina Dobrev in the cast of Sony’s remake of Flatliners, which starts shooting this week in Toronto with Niels Arden Oplev directing. Sutherland starred with Julia Roberts and Kevin Bacon in the original 1990 sci-fi horror outing, directed by [link »
Now that Alicia Vikander has been set to play Lara Croft in MGM and Warner Bros.' long-awaited Tomb Raider reboot, the studios have finally set a release date. Warner Bros. will release Tomb Raider on March 16, 2018, a date the studio had previously set aside for a DC Comics project, which most believed was The Flash. That project recently lost its director, Seth Grahame-Smith, who was quickly replaced by Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), but the superhero movie doesn't have an official release date at this time.
The Hollywood Reporter has news of this release date, which comes just a few months after Warner Bros. made a different release date shift. Back in April, Warner Bros. pushed its Jungle Book sequel into 2018, while setting an October 6, 2017 release date for an untitled event film. There had been speculation that this slot could be used for the Tomb Raider reboot, which, at the time, »
Lara Croft, the globe-trotting adventurer, now has an official date for her return to the silver screen. Warner Bros announced that Tomb Raider will be in theaters on March 16, 2018, according to Variety. The film will star Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander as Croft. No other cast is yet attached to the project. By the time the movie is out in 2018, it will have been nearly 15 years since the last in the series, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, was released. That movie starred a then 28-year-old Angelina Jolie as Croft. The two movies with Jolie grossed an unadjusted $430 million worldwide. Vikander has a busy schedule these days. She’s in the upcoming Jason Bourne movie set for release later this month and has four other films in various stages of production. »
- David Eckstein
Along with Duncan Jones’s Warcraft it’s been billed as the video game movie that might just make us forget all about the cinematic crimes of Uwe Boll and his ilk, that can induce glorious amnesia for those struggling to wipe clean memories of Prince of Persia, Hitman or Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life.
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- Ben Child
Warner Bros. has found its new Lara Croft! Last month, Star Wars: The Force Awakens breakout star Daisy Ridley confirmed that she had engaged in discussions with Warner Bros., MGM and Gk Films to star as Lara Croft in their highly-anticipated Tomb Raider reboot. We never heard anything official about the actress' casting, but, at the time, we also hadn't heard about any other actresses who were in the running for the coveted role. Today, it was announced that it's not Daisy Ridley who landed the role, but Ex Machina and The Danish Girl star Alicia Vikander who will play the iconic video game adventurer.
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that the actress has signed on to this reboot, which will focus on a much younger Lara Croft. We reported last month that this reboot will serve as an origin story for Lara, with the screenplay being adapted from the »
The Swedish actor, who won an Oscar for best supporting actress for her performance in The Danish Girl, is following in the footsteps of Angelina Jolie, who accepted the role shortly after winning her best supporting actress Oscar for Girl, Interrupted in 1999. Jolie starred as the action heroine in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and its sequel, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life.
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- Nigel M Smith
Lara Croft is coming back to the big screen, and it’s been revealed that Alicia Vikander will bring the latest version of the globe-trekking adventurer to life.
According to THR, Alicia Vikander has been cast in the leading role as Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider reboot that’s moving forward at MGM, Warner Bros and Gk Films. The announcement comes after a long search that included speculation that Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) would potentially play the part.
Specific plot details are mostly unknown at this time, but the reboot is expected to follow “a young and untested Croft fighting to survive her first adventure.”
- Derek Anderson
Oscar winner Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina, The Danish Girl) is set to follow in the footsteps of Angelina Jolie by taking on the role of Lara Croft in Warner Bros. MGM and Gk Films’ reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise.
The reboot is being directed by Roar Uthaug (The Wave), and will “tell the story of a young and untested Croft fighting to survive her first adventure.” It is said that the movie will take inspiration from the 2013 video game reboot.
- Gary Collinson
The Tomb Raider reboot has anointed its new Lara Croft. Alicia Vikander, an Oscar winner for last year’s The Danish Girl, will step into the combat boots last filled by Angelina Jolie in 2001’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and 2003’s Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. Roar Uthuag (The Wave) is directing the latest adaptation of the popular video […]
- Angie Han
Alicia Vikander is the next Lara Croft. The Danish Girl actress has inked a deal to star in the upcoming Tomb Raider film for MGM, Warner Bros and Gk Films, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Wave director Roar Uthaug is on board to direct the reboot, which he has said is based on the current rebooted Tomb Raider video game series. In the updated video game series, archaeologist and explorer Lara Croft bears less resemblance to Angelina Jolie Pitt, who famously played the role onscreen in 2001's Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and 2003's Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. »
- Michael Miller, @write_miller
Alicia Vikander better brush up on her video games, because the Oscar-winnning actress is about to take on a huge role. She'll be playing Lara Croft in Tomb Raider, director Roar Uthaug's reboot. She has some pretty big shoes to fill, given that Angelina Jolie originated the role in 2001's Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and 2003's Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new film "will tell the story of a young and untested Croft fighting to survive her first adventure." It's a big departure for Vikander, who has recently risen to fame thanks to dramatic roles in films like The Danish Girl, Anna Karenina, and Ex Machina. This is also a big get for Vikander, as Daisy Ridley was being eyed for the part not too long ago. »
- Maggie Pehanick
From Rainmaker Entertainment and Blockade Entertainment, Ratchet & Clank is a CG-animated movie based on the iconic PlayStation video game.
Two unlikely heroes struggle to stop a vile alien named Chairman Drek from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy. Ratchet is the last of his kind, a foolhardy “lombax” who has grown up alone on a backwater planet with no family of his own. Clank is a pint-sized robot with more brains than brawn. When the two stumble upon a dangerous weapon capable of destroying entire planets, they must join forces with a team of colorful heroes called The Galactic Rangers in order to save the galaxy. Along the way, they will learn about heroism, friendship, and the importance of discovering one’s own identity.
- Movie Geeks
Earlier this week, Warner Bros. pushed their highly-anticipated The Jungle Book: Origins out of its October 6, 2017 release date, moving it up by over one full year to October 19, 2018. The studio moved an "untitled event film" in the October 6, 2017 slot, but no details were given for the project that was replacing The Jungle Book: Origins. Today we have a new report from Heroic Hollywood, which claims that the movie set for release next October is their Tomb Raider reboot.
The site reports that, one month ago today, Warner Bros. registered the domain TheTombRaiderMovie.com. We also reported last month that Star Wars: The Force Awakens breakout star Daisy Ridley is being eyed to star as Lara Croft. The actress later confirmed that she has been in discussions to play this iconic video game character, but it isn't known if her deal has been finalized or not.
The actress is currently shooting »
It’s starting to look like the globe-trotting adventurer Lara Croft might be making her way back to theaters after all. Fifteen years after Angelina Jolie first brought the popular video game character to life, Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley confirms that she’s in talks to star in the next Tomb Raider movie. She revealed the news while at the Empire Awards in London. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Ridley said there “have been conversations” about her playing Croft, but nothing is for certain. “I’m waiting for someone to say ‘I want you, let’s do it',” she said. Ridley noted that there is not a script for the film just yet. Since Jolie last played the character in the 2003 movie Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, any sort of reboot has sputtered and stalled. During this time, the list of potential leading ladies associated »
- David Eckstein
Having been plucked from obscurity to play Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it looks like actress Daisy Ridley could be getting another iconic role in the near future, with Deadline reporting that Ridley is the number one choice to play Lara Croft in the reboot of the Tomb Raider film franchise.
The new movie is said to be heavily influenced by the Square Enix video game reboot Tomb Raider which was released in 2013 and follows a young Lara before she refined her skills as an explorer and treasure hunter.
A reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise has been in development for several years now. Angelina Jolie originally played Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life in 2000 and 2003 respectively.
- Thomas Roach
Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley may already be preparing for her next big franchise. The young actress, who was virtually unknown before taking on the role of Rey in this past December's blockbuster sequel, is being eyed to star as Lara Croft in Warner Bros.' Tomb Raider reboot. Though, she is said to be only one of many actresses that the studio is currently testing.
The 23-year-old British actress sounds like the perfect fit for this new version of Tomb Raider, which is based on the hugely popular video game. The original movie, which stands as one of the only successful video game adaptations thus produced by Hollywood, starred Angelina Jolie. It debuted in 2001, and was followed by the sequel Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life in 2003. This new version is said to be based on the most recent reboot of the video game. »
Warner Bros. and MGM have been threatening to reboot Tomb Raider for years now. But it was only this past November that the studio finally locked in a director, hiring Norwegian filmmaker Roar Uthaug for the job. He will be working from a screenplay by Geneva Robertson-Dworet, who is also busy scripting Transformers 5. Not much has been said about the movie in the past few months. But IGN was able to catch up with the director, who shared some of his hopes and dreams for the project.
Roar Uthaug says that this new version will be an origin story. And that it will be curbing from the most recent version of the video game, first released in 2013. The filmmaker went onto praise Crystal Dynamics' ability to make Lara Croft a relatable character. If anything, that is what will inspire his big screen version of the iconic character. He wants »
Movies based on video games have long been considered a laughing stock in Hollywood, since most of them have failed miserably. To this day, only one video game movie has earned more than $100 million at the domestic box office, 2001's Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, starring Angelina Jolie, which took in $131.1 million. The sequel, 2003's Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life, took in a disappointing $65.6 million domestically. While we could be on the verge of video games breaking box office barriers, with Warcraft and Assassin's Creed hitting theaters this year, actress and Ufc fighter Ronda Rousey revealed in an interview with GameSpot that she wants to play Samus Aran in an adaptation of the Nintendo classic Metroid. Here's what she had to say below.
"I've always wanted to be Samus. That would be badass. I love how people found out later that it was a hot chick on the inside. »
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