Megan Fox the next Lara Croft? SWEET!

According to Yahoo, Warner Brothers is apparently planning a relaunch and overhaul of the Tomb Raider film franchise.

Angelina Jolie's loss may just be Megan Fox's gain.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the third film will completely reboot the video game-based character, including changing her origin story (most likely shying away from her English aristocracy roots) and introduce new kinds of missions, love interests and villains.

And, most notably, a new leading lady.

While producers say an actress likely won't be cast until a writer and director have signed on, Fox has emerged as the frontrunner replacement, at least as far as the blogosphere is concerned.

While Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and its inconsistently punctuated sequel Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life were produced by Paramount, the rights to the series have since reverted back to video game purveyor Eidos. In December, Time Warner increased its stake in the multimedia company, ensuring in-house studio Warner Bros. first dibs to what has been a lucrative, abeit critically panned, franchise.

The first installment, released in 2001, grossed $275 million worldwide, while the 2003 sequel earned $157 million. All told, the video game series, which launched in 1996, has accounted for more than $1 billion.

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Posted by dchispirtle

According to Yahoo, Warner Brothers is apparently planning a relaunch and overhaul of the Tomb Raider film franchise.

Angelina Jolie's loss may just be Megan Fox's gain.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the third film will completely reboot the video game-based character, including changing her origin story (most likely shying away from her English aristocracy roots) and introduce new kinds of missions, love interests and villains.

And, most notably, a new leading lady.

While producers say an actress likely won't be cast until a writer and director have signed on, Fox has emerged as the frontrunner replacement, at least as far as the blogosphere is concerned.

While Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and its inconsistently punctuated sequel Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life were produced by Paramount, the rights to the series have since reverted back to video game purveyor Eidos. In December, Time Warner increased its stake in the multimedia company, ensuring in-house studio Warner Bros. first dibs to what has been a lucrative, abeit critically panned, franchise.

The first installment, released in 2001, grossed $275 million worldwide, while the 2003 sequel earned $157 million. All told, the video game series, which launched in 1996, has accounted for more than $1 billion.

Posted by Lydian_Sel

Wasn't megan fox the really greasy looking chick from Transformers?


JUDD NELSON AS HOT ROD 4 EVER!!!!!

Posted by Whiplash

Yes... she was very greasy.

Posted by TheKidNixon

Huh. I had heard they were relaunching the franchise, doing a 'Batman Begins/Casino Royale' and going back to the rewritten origin story.

Still have good money on this movie sucking. And I'm kinda over Megan Fox, personally, let alone not convinced she can carry a film as a leading lady.

Posted by buzz_clik

Not a real surprise. This is totally in keeping with her I-wish-I-were-Angelina-Jolie trajectory.

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Posted by Nasar7
buzz_clik said:
Not a real surprise. This is totally in keeping with her I-wish-I-were-Angelina-Jolie trajectory.
QFT.
Posted by ADDTasty

Angelina Jolie was the perfect Lara, though. She's not what was wrong with the movies...

Posted by Systech

Oh, god. I am now contemplating the shitty English accent that she'll come up with.

Posted by adam_grif

Damnit, it should be illegal for somebody to be as hot as Megan Fox is.

Posted by PercyChuggs

It will still be PG-13 garbage that only naive Tomb Raider fanboys and people who don't have access to pornography will enjoy.

Posted by pornstorestiffi
PercyChuggs said:
It will still be PG-13 garbage that only naive Tomb Raider fanboys and people who don't have access to pornography ... [more]
And that is the truth
Posted by pissedoffthewitch

megan fox and intellect dont mix

Posted by adam_grif
pissedoffthewitch said:
megan fox and intellect dont mix
My other brain appreciates her.
Posted by tresor
PercyChuggs said:
It will still be PG-13 garbage that only naive Tomb Raider fanboys and people who don't have access to pornography ... [more]
Quote of the year!
Posted by TheGreatGuero

Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought I read a couple months ago that she said she had no interest in ever playing such a part.

Posted by HistoryInRust
Systech said:
Oh, god. I am now contemplating the shitty English accent that she'll come up with.
Well, in the original post, they say something about rewriting the roots. I'm sure they can retcon her accent somehow.

It'll sort of be like how the Terminator series retconned the finalizing events of Terminator 2! Yay for bad sequels, I suppose.
Edited by Linkyshinks

If they lose the characters English heritage it will be like ******* on the Tomb of the raider. It will be dead to most fans if they choose Megan, an actress known to be light on the brain matter.

Posted by Delta_Ass

This is fine, I never thought Angelina Jolie was hot. While Megan Fox is very hot.

Just dunno if she can actually pull off a non-atrocious British accent.

Posted by Red

Meh, I think Megan Fox looks too stuck-up for Lara Croft.

Posted by BinaryDragon

If they want to piss off fans they will make Lara Croft American.

She is BRITISH for pete sake. That's one of the things that makes her so charming. . . . and hot.

Posted by BinaryDragon

If they want to piss off fans they will make Lara Croft American.

She is BRITISH for pete sake. That's one of the things that makes her so charming. . . . and hot.

Posted by Bigandtasty

heh, another film series that will be "saved" by rebooting it

Posted by CL60
pissedoffthewitch said:
megan fox and intellect dont mix
Megan Fox and acting don't mix.
Posted by c1337us

Megan Fox + Leading role = Bad movie.

Posted by get2sammyb
buzz_clik said:
Not a real surprise. This is totally in keeping with her I-wish-I-were-Angelina-Jolie trajectory.
Win.
Posted by thedj93

hmm...hope it doesnt have any robot fighting sims this time. That made no goddamn sense.

Posted by PenguinDust

Meh, Jolie was fine as Lara Croft.  It was the scripts that were the problem.  I liked the first movie well enough, but detest the sequel.  If they want to reboot the franchise this soon (like they tried to do after Ang Lee's Hulk) then they better have something bigger in mind.  I suggest a Tomb Raider/Uncharted X-over film...with a cameo by "Mutt" Williams. 

Posted by HandsomeDead

I wish I found her as attractive as everyone else. Not saying she's ugly at all, she just looks like a total slut.

Posted by zombie2011
HandsomeDead said:
I wish I found her as attractive as everyone else. Not saying she's ugly at all, she just looks like ... [more]
Agree. She was in Transformers and now everyone thinks she is the sexiest person alive. She's hot but compared to other movie stars shes average.
Posted by pause422
HandsomeDead said:
I wish I found her as attractive as everyone else. Not saying she's ugly at all, she just looks like ... [more]
I agree. She's far from "the sexiest woman in the world" as so many magazines and people claim her to be, and I just generally find so many other chicks hotter than her entirely.  Regardless, nothing will save another Tomb Raider movie.
Posted by Maxszy
TheGreatGuero said:
Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought I read a couple months ago that she said she had no ... [more]
I thought this as well. Maybe it was just to quell the suspicion? Or she changed her mind?

Not sure why everyone is hating on Megan Fox, she is pretty damn attractive. As far as Tomb Raider movies go...don't need too much more than that. Not sure if that's bad or good. :-P
Posted by SuperDrew

Megan Fox is a very attractive girl. Dunno where all the hate is coming from here.

Edited by NathHaw

I wouldn't say it's hate, but I would say it's misguided.  Megan Fox is gorgeous.  BTW, I really don't care that much if she's in another movie. ....okay, strike that.  I'd love to see her in another movie.  Let's put it that way.

Let me give a caveat while I'm on the subject.  I typically hate tattoos on women.  Ugh.

Posted by Sarnecki

Fox has ruined herself with surgery.  By the time she's 30 she's going to look like a mutated monster out of Fallout.

Posted by mordukai

Ahh...I can't wait to enjoy Megan Fox's acting talent and in a British accent. 


I love sarcasm so much!!!
Posted by skrutop

What, they can't find a hot British chick to play Lara Croft?  Personally, I'd love to look at Megan Fox in Lara's short-shorts for 2 hours.  That doesn't mean that I want to hear her attempt a British accent.

Posted by Sarnecki

They found a beautiful, absolutely GORGEOUS model to do the latest Croft stuff, didn't they?  Use her.  She's a better actress than Fox.

Posted by TheGreatGuero
@Maxszy: Yeah, agreed. Haha, I recently read someone say that she should drop the 'n' from her name and just go by "Mega Fox". Hahaha. It would be a pretty fitting name, I think. I can't say I liked either of the Tomb Raider movies, and while I think Angelina Jolie is very sexy, Megan Fox just looks more appropriate for the role.
Posted by Otacon

Why not, she has the... talent.

Posted by NathHaw

Couldn't help myself.

  



Posted by Baggykins

*Giggedy* :D

Posted by Maxszy
TheGreatGuero said:
@Maxszy: Yeah, agreed. Haha, I recently read someone say that she should drop the 'n' from her name and just ... [more]
Yeah agreed there for sure. The movies aren't great but they aren't really supposed to be. I swear they are mostly just for "eye-candy". Hahaha. Think Mega(n) Fox (:-p) can fill that role quite well!