Tomb Raider will be adapted to a series on Amazon and already has its writer
Today it is rare that a video game saga does not have a movie or series adaptation, and more will come after the success of The Last of Us on HBO or the one that is expected with Super Mario Bros: The Movie On cinemas. tomb Raider return with a new video game published by Amazon Games that, logically, wants its series with the adventures of Lara Croft. Deadline also talks about a movie in a shared universe between game, series and film production.
As reported The Hollywood Reporter I will have a first name associated with the project: Phoebe Waller-Bridgethe Emmy-winning actress and screenwriter for fleabag who will soon rub shoulders with Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Fate. She will write the story but it is not expected that she will play the athletic Lara who in the cinema was embodied by Angelina Jolie in two films and Alicia Vikander in one inspired by the 2013 prequel -with another that was canceled in the middle of the COVID pandemic-.
Waller-Bridge-who was also a co-writer of no time to die– executive producing with Ryan Andolina, Amanda Greenblatt and Dmitri M. Johnson. Amazon has at least two other major video game licenses in the works to fit series: god of war with the story of the game from 2018 and another from fallout which is in full filming.
A saga that changed hands last year
With Embracer’s surprising purchase of Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal, Square Enix lost the rights to tomb Raider, Deux Ex and many other sagas. Embracer already gave hints of the way in which It plans to exploit the best-known licenses, both in video games and in other media.
“We see great potential not only in [desarrollar] sequels, but also in remakes, remasterings, spinoffs and transmedia projects throughout the Group”, the company said before closing the operation.