Tomb Raider’s movie rights are up for grabs. According to a report from TheWrap, the Amazon-owned MGM waited too lengthy to create a sequel to its 2018 Tomb Raider movie, liberating up the rights for the subsequent Hollywood studio that desires to take a stab at creating an adaption of the long-running online game franchise.
Several studios are presently engaged in a bidding conflict to snap up the Tomb Raider rights, TheWrap reviews. And since the license include no obligation to retain the similar forged and crew, the subsequent Tomb Raider movie might be a complete reboot that passes the Lara Croft baton to one more actress.
The 2018 Tomb Raider stars Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft, and was met with combined evaluations that criticized its weak portrayal of the collection’ titular archaeologist. As we famous in our assessment at the time, MGM’s Tomb Raider appears to mix components from the 2013 recreation with the early 2000s Tomb Raider movie adaptions starring Angelina Jolie (which additionally didn’t get the better of evaluations).
MGM initially deliberate to launch a sequel to its movie in 2021, however the COVID-19 pandemic possible obtained in the means of manufacturing. In 2020, the movie’s director, Ben Wheaton, informed The Verge’s sister website Polygon that he’s nonetheless dedicated to making the movie, however it’s “in the mists of COVID.” It’s attainable that Amazon’s acquisition of MGM in March additionally had one thing to do with the studio’s resolution not to greenlight one other Tomb Raider.
On the small display, Netflix remains to be engaged on an animated Tomb Raider adaptation. The collection, which nonetheless doesn’t have an official launch date, will happen following the recreation’s trilogy reboot that concluded with Shadow of the Tomb Raider.