The “Tomb Raider” movie franchise is getting a reboot treatment, but Angelina Jolie is reportedly not reprising her role as the gun-toting treasure hunter Lara Croft.
GK Films, which recently acquired the rights to adapt the popular video game into film, said that it is planning to make several “Tomb Raider” films. GK Films head Graham King, whose name is synonymous to blockbusters such as “The Town” and the recent animated hit “Rango,” said that the first “Tomb Raider” reboot could hit theaters in 2013. “We are very excited to be rebooting what is already a hugely successful film franchise and continuing the Tomb Raider phenomenon,” King said.
However, the company did not say that Jolie would return to play the title role, promising only that it “will create daring new adventures for the young and dynamic Lara Croft.” Jolie, after the second “Tomb Raider” film was released in 2003, had said that she did not see herself reprising the Lara Croft character as she was already happy of how “The Cradle of Life” turned out. “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,” she said.