Warner Bros. is preparing to restart Lara Croft's celluloid career, reports ComingSoon.net
. The rights to a Tomb Raider
film were reportedly included in the deal when Warner acquired approximately 20%
of publisher Eidos last year. How this particular franchise reboot -- overseen by producer Dan Lin -- ties in with Eidos' alleged plan to redesign
the iconic protagonist (again!) remains to be seen.
Chances are she won't be played by Megan Fox, though. According to a rumor making the rounds yesterday
, the Transformers
star was poised to succeed Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft in a third Tomb Raider
film. However, according to What They Play
, Fox's spokesperson says the actress is "not involved in the movie at all."
Sorry, Fox fans; looks like the role of Lara still belongs to Angelina.Source
-- Warner Bros. Rebooting Tomb RaiderSource
-- Megan Fox is not the new Lara Croft