Phoebe Waller-Bridge is writing a Tomb Raider TV series for Amazon, with a new Tomb Raider movie also in development.
Update: In addition to the Tomb Raider TV series, THR has reported that Amazon is also developing a new Tomb Raider movie. The streaming giant plans to create their own Tomb Raider movie universe. It will also include a TV series, movie, and video game. It’s said that Amazon’s Tomb Raider deal is one of their largest, which is saying something, considering they spent $250 million just for the rights to Lord of the Rings.
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Lara Croft will return, but it won’t be on the big screen. THR has reported that Amazon is developing a Tomb Raider TV series with Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) attached to pen the project.
Phoebe Waller-Bridger recently renewed her overall deal with Amazon for another three years, with the Tomb Raider TV series being one of several projects she has in development at the streaming service. She will co-write the series and executive produce it with Ryan Andolina, Amanda Greenblatt and Dmitri. Waller-Bridge is no stranger to action and adventure, having co-written Daniel Craig’s No Time to Die and starring alongside Harrison Ford in the upcoming Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.
We have seen many live-action adaptations of the videogame series over time, including Laracroft: Tomb Raiderand Laracroft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life starring Angelina Jolie. A Tomb Raider10 reboot featuring Alicia Vikander. It was originally planned to follow the Tomb Raider10 reboot with Vikander, but it suffered several delays before it was finally scrapped. It was initially set to be helmed by Ben Wheatley (Rebecca), but when production was delayed due to COVID-19, Wheatley departed, and Lovecraft Country‘s Misha Green came on board to write and direct. Alicia Vikander later stated that the sequel was still in limbo. Vikander stated, “With MGM and Amazon buyouts, I have no clue.“. “Now it is kind of politics. I think Misha and I have been ready, so it’s kind of in somebody else’s hands, to be honest.” It was expected that another movie would take its place, but it seems Amazon will try the TV series route instead.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge will next be seen in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny as Helena Shaw, Indy’s goddaughter. Director James Mangold has described Waller-Bridge’s character as a “catalyst” for the movie. Mangold stated that Waller-Bridge is a daughter of Indy, who we will also see in the movie,. “Helena has gotten herself into some trouble and brings to Indy. She’s a character who’s a wonderful set of contradictions — charming and brilliant, but also a lot of trouble.[that]” Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny will debut in theaters on June 30th.What do you hope to see in the
Tomb Raider TV series, and who should play Lara Croft?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnpTCGXoDGw