Amazon Proclaims Tomb Raider Movie Within the Works

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Yesterday, the information broke that Phoebe Waller-Bridge was making a TV adaptation for Crystal Dynamics’ long-running Tomb Runner franchise for Prime Video. By itself, that info wouldn’t be terribly shocking; Amazon’s making a behavior of adapting things, and we’re in a interval the place any and every game appears as much as grow to be a TV or film.

However that information got here earlier than additional information from The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the streamer additionally plans on including a Tomb Raider film into the combination. It’ll be the primary film since 2018’s cinematic tackle the reboot video games of the 2010s starring Alicia Vikander and Walton Goggins, and comes after Tomb Raider’s movie rights turned up for grabs final 12 months. That film is alleged to be half of a bigger effort by Amazon to create an interconnected Tomb Raider universe. The film will hook up with Waller-Bridge’s TV present, and each of these will probably be linked to the upcoming Tomb Raider recreation from Crystal Dynamics that Amazon plans to publish for PC and consoles. And it’s probably that future video games, both from Crystal Dynamics or different studios, could also be related into this universe that the streamer is cooking up.

Sources talking to THR commented that Tomb Raider is considered one of Amazon’s largest commitments in the mean time, which is saying one thing, because the tech big spent lots of of hundreds of thousands on the TV rights for Lord of the Rings. The one piece of Lara Croft-related media that don’t appear to issue a lot into Amazon’s plans is the Tomb Raider anime over at Netflix, which was introduced again in 2021 and (final we checked) will star Haley Atwell because the treasure hunter.

What does a Tomb Raider universe appear like? I assume we’ll discover out at any time when Amazon releases extra details about both the present or movie—or when Crystal Dynamics gives up some type of tease for what awaits Lara Croft’s return.

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