Movie Producer: New Tomb Raider Movie a Different Kind of Origin Story

New Tomb Raider film producer Graham Kind tells Coming Soon the film will have a “very different” origin story. Different from what? Well, hold on.

Listen, the box office, they [previous Tomb Raider films] weren’t disasters but I find it interesting that the story that we’re telling is really the story before she became Lara Croft, so it is a character piece.

It does have a lot of really great characters, but it’s a lot of action and a lot of fun, and for me, it’s something very different. I’ve not really done a movie like that before, but I really gravitated to rebooting this franchise and we’re going to give it a shot.

It’s just different, then. OK, I guess I can roll with that. The film comes from the writers of Children of Men, so I have high hopes for it; maybe this will be that first great video game movie. We’ll see.

We’ll also see if it has anything to do with the new Tomb Raider reboot. Though I used a screen from that for this post, I don’t know if they’re related. I had to use something,  yeah?

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1 Comment on Movie Producer: New Tomb Raider Movie a Different Kind of Origin Story


On November 22, 2011 at 6:24 am

Breathless bored the living out of me. On the other hand, it’s vastly superior to Sympathy for the Devil, one of two contenders for Worst Movie Ever Made. (The other, as it happens, is by Woody Allen: Interiors.)I like the Golden Age of Woody Allen movies: Sleeper, Bananas, etc. He can be pretty funny when he doesn’t weight his movies down with a lot of tiresome pseudo-profundity.Edit: and you want obscure? Try Alex Cox’s adaptation of the Revenger’s Tragedy (Christopher Eccleston was born to play Vindici). Or even more obscure, his adaptation of Death & the Compass (Borges). Both are combinations of self-indulgence & pure genius on a shoestring budget; YMMV on where the balance lies. Add movie showtimes to iGoogle