Amazon Pronounces Tomb Raider Movie Within the Works

Promo art for Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Picture: Crystal Dynamics/Sq. Enix

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 stunning; Amazon’s making a behavior of adapting issues, and we’re in a interval the place any and each sport 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 combo. 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 film rights grew to become up for grabs final 12 months. That film is claimed to be half of a bigger effort by Amazon to create an interconnected Tomb Raider universe. The film will connect with Waller-Bridge’s TV present, and each of these shall be linked to the upcoming Tomb Raider sport from Crystal Dynamics that Amazon plans to publish for PC and consoles. And it’s possible 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 chatting with THR commented that Tomb Raider is one among 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 to be? I suppose we’ll discover out each time Amazon releases extra details about both the present or movie—or when Crystal Dynamics presents up some sort of tease for what awaits Lara Croft’s return.

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