Franchise reboots seem to be "the new black" at the moment in Hollywood and in the vein of Batman Begins and Superman Returns, Lara Croft may soon get her own new beginning.
In an interview with About.com, producer Dan Lin let slip some interesting information about the possible reboot of the Tomb Raider film franchise.
Lin says that this next movie will be an origin story so viewers can find out more about who Lara is, and was. That means a much younger Lara. Gamepro seem to think that means a lack of Angelina Jolie, who played Lara in the previous two Tomb Raider flicks, but Lin steered clear of officially denying her return.
While the "Angelina Croft" movies were passable as entertainment, they got routine panned for focusing primarily on the action without any character depth. That depth is what Lin hopes to bring back to Lara.
"It's definitely a tightrope. You want to honor the existing mythology but at the same time bring in new fans," he says.
As a big Tomb Raider fan, I hope they look into bringing someone new in. The celluloid Lara never had that air of vulnerability that made the character interesting. Angelina was far more Lara's doppleganger than the real deal.