Lara Croft will be back — but an actress other than Angelina Jolie will be shooting the guns and wearing those tight short-shorts.
GK Films and producer Graham King (The Departed, The Town) have acquired the film rights to the sexy videogame heroine, with plans to reboot the Tomb Raider film franchise, Entertainment Weekly reports.
A pre-Brad Pitt Jolie, now 35, played daredevil archaeologist Lara Croft in two 2001 and 2003 blockbusters. (The action-adventure flicks grossed $432 million worldwide; while the Lara Croft video games have sold over 35 million units since launching in 1996.).
The next Tomb Raider film, slated for 2013, will be a "reboot" featuring a "young and dynamic Lara Croft," according to the release posted at Deadline.com — which likely puts Jolie out of the running for the role.
Not that Jolie is that interested. Back in 2004, when asked about becoming Lara again, she told website Ugo.com, "I don't think so. I just don't feel like I need to, because I felt very happy with the last one, which was kind of the one we wanted to do. The first one kind of frustrated us, because we were trying something new. The second one, I felt like that's kind of how I wanted to do it, and I don't really feel the need to do another one."
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