Warner Bros., like many of us, is looking for a woman with full, pouty lips and disproportionately large breasts. The studio has announced they're planning to restart the Tomb Raider franchise, ignoring the previous Angelina Jolie-starring messes:
Warners Bros. and producer Dan Lin are in early development on a a reboot of "Tomb Raider," the popular video game action franchise.
Paramount previously made the two movies based on the game, but the rights have since reverted to Eidos. When Time Warner upped its stake to 19.92% in Eidos in December, films rights to the property were included as part of the deal.
The new project, however, is expected to revamp the character and her mission and bear little resemblance to the original pictures. It will reimagine the origins of the character, her love interest and the main villain.
As an open-writing assignment, the project is still in its nascent stages. An actress who could play the role Angelina Jolie made famous would likely come on after a writer and director are attached.
Phew! I was worried I'd only see more real-life Lara Croft in the countless photos and videos that emerge after every video game expo and comic convention that features a promotional appearance by a model dressed as the character. Because whenever I see those, I'm always thinking, "This is OK, seeing a busty model in short shorts squat beside a bevy of nerds, but I wish there was a ludicrous plot to go with it."
Maybe I'm being too hard on the idea, though. Warner Bros. is the studio responsible for the hugely-successful Batman relaunch, so maybe they'll get this one right too (larger, more-exposed boobs, and adding the Joker).