Tomb Raider’s motion picture rights are up for grabs. According to a report from TheWrap, the Amazon-owned MGM waited too long to produce a follow up to its 2018 Tomb Raider movie, maximizing the rights for the next Hollywood studio that wishes to take a stab at producing an adaption of the long-running computer game franchise.
Several studios are presently participated in a bidding war to get the Tomb Raider rights, TheWrap reports. And considering that the license included no responsibility to keep the very same cast and team, the next Tomb Raider movie might be an overall reboot that passes the Lara Croft baton to yet another starlet.
The 2018 Tomb Raider stars Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft, and was met blended evaluations that slammed its weak representation of the series’ titular archaeologist. As we kept in mind in our evaluation at the time, MGM’s Tomb Raider appears to mix aspects from the 2013 video game with the early 2000 s Tomb Raider movie adaptions starring Angelina Jolie (which likewise didn’t get the very best of evaluations).
MGM initially prepared to launch a follow up to its movie in 2021, however the COVID-19 pandemic most likely obstructed of production. In 2020, the movie’s director, Ben Wheaton, informed The Verge‘s sibling website Polygon that he’s still devoted to making the movie, however it’s “in the mists of COVID.” It’s possible that Amazon’s acquisition of MGM in March likewise had something to do with the studio’s choice not to greenlight another Tomb Raider
On the little screen, Netflix is still dealing with an animated Tomb Raider adjustment The series, which still does not have a main release date, will happen following the video game’s trilogy reboot that concluded with Shadow of the Tomb Raider