"cohesive version" of the series.
What that means is there'll be no continuation of the old Tomb Raider films. GK Films is working off the "new take that we’ve given them," said Crystal Dynamics' Darrell Gallagher.
The film will be based off the reboot, although it's unclear if that means we'll be seeing Lara's island exploits up on the silver screen, or if it'll simply acknowledge those events.
"They are working from this new take that we’ve given them,” Gallagher said of GK Films, reports . “It’s a good partnership. We’re seeing the challenges through the same lens.”
“It was important for both of us to have a cohesive version of the franchise,” he continued. “We didn’t want to see a film version that was a continuation of the old ‘Tomb Raider’ films.”
Getting Lara Croft right is key, adds creative director Noah Hughes. “Looking at Lara as a character, she was still going to be an intellectual heroine, a brilliant archaeologist, but more athletic, more competent in traversal and puzzle-solving and combat,” he said. "She really embodies adventure,” Hughes continued.
“She’s an expression of all the things that are exciting and fun about going on epic adventures. There’s an X factor that no one can explain but is universal in design. She’s a great character to work with.”
The latest Lara Croft was voiced and motion captured off of actress Camilla Luddington, but will she land the lucrative role as Lady Croft up on the big screen? Tomb Raider releases on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC this week.
Crystal in "good partnership" with GK Films on new Tomb Raider film
05 March 2013 | By Simon Priest