Tomb Raider Gets the Boot

Megan Fox

Re-boot that is.

While Paramount was responsible for the first two Tomb Raider flicks, Warner Brothers now owns the movie rights and is looking to reboot the franchise. It’s weird to hear about a reboot of a movie franchise that started in 2001, but hey, Marvel rebooted Hulk after only five years. There’s also a rumor floating around the Megan Fox may be up for the role of Lara Croft.

The Tomb Raider games haven’t been doing all that well lately so I’m kind of puzzled why Warner Brothers would bother with a movie at all. Lara’s stardom has faded quite a bit since the days when she was the first female gaming lead with a D cup. I don’t think there’s enough of a Lara fan base to make this an instant hit like it was back in 2001.

I guess a reboot is cheaper than coming up with something new. So the bad gaming movie curse will continue.

[Via Hollywood Reporter and Europa Press]