Tomb Raider’s film rights are up for grabs. In line with a report from TheWrap, the Amazon-owned MGM waited too lengthy to create a sequel to its 2018 Tomb Raider movie, releasing 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.
A number of studios are at present engaged in a bidding battle to snap up the Tomb Raider rights, TheWrap experiences. And for the reason that license include no obligation to retain the identical 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 blended evaluations that criticized its weak portrayal of the sequence’ titular archaeologist. As we famous in our assessment on the time, MGM’s Tomb Raider appears to mix parts from the 2013 recreation with the early 2000s Tomb Raider movie adaptions starring Angelina Jolie (which additionally didn’t get the very best of evaluations).
MGM initially deliberate to launch a sequel to its movie in 2021, however the COVID-19 pandemic probably bought in the best way of manufacturing. In 2020, the movie’s director, Ben Wheaton, informed The Verge’s sister website Polygon that he’s nonetheless dedicated to creating the movie, but it surely’s “within the mists of COVID.” It’s doable that Amazon’s acquisition of MGM in March additionally had one thing to do with the studio’s choice to not greenlight one other Tomb Raider.
On the small display screen, Netflix remains to be engaged on an animated Tomb Raider adaptation. The sequence, which nonetheless doesn’t have an official launch date, will happen following the sport’s trilogy reboot that concluded with Shadow of the Tomb Raider.