Tomb Raider Film Rights Now Up For Grabs

Discuss a fumbling a crown jewel… After making only one Tomb Raider film (in 2018) since hanging a deal for the rights in 2013, MGM has now misplaced the possibility to maintain producing the massive display screen adventures of Lara Croft, and The Wrap reviews {that a} bidding warfare is now underway as different studios vie to take over the idea.

Although MGM had been creating a sequel to its 2018 effort starring Alicia Vikander, the rights deal it struck included a clause that it needed to greenlight a sequel by a sure level. On this case, it was Might this yr.

Regardless of the efforts of first Kill Checklist director Ben Wheatley after which Lovecraft Nation boss Misha Inexperienced, the deadline got here and went, and right here we’re.

Issues had been quiet on the Tomb Raider entrance for some time and Vikander supplied little hope along with her current feedback to Leisure Weekly. “With the MGM and Amazon buyout, I’ve no clue. Now it’s sort of politics,” Vikander mentioned. “I believe Misha and I’ve been prepared, so it’s sort of in someone else’s palms, to be trustworthy.”

GK Movies maintains its stake, however is now entertaining provides for a brand new (stately house) for Lara Croft and a brand new lead, since Vikander is not hooked up. Who ought to management the Tomb Raider subsequent? Most likely not this man…

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