Lin describes the project as a “character-oriented… more realistic” origin story for the popular treasure seeker. He clarifies shortly after that, comparing what he intends to be “character-driven action” in the “Croft” reboot to what audiences saw in last weekend’s “Terminator Salvation.”
As fans of the video game series are already no doubt aware, Lara Croft has quite a well-developed backstory which has been introduced in the more recent games. I’m not going to be the guy who spoils it all, but the last two releases in the series go into considerable details on Lara’s relationship with her parents and the circumstances which led her to owning Croft Manor. It will be interesting to see if Lin and his “Tomb Raider” team focus on the fiction established in the games for this reboot, or if they simply take things in an entirely new direction.
Do you think there’s more to be gained from another “Tomb Raider” movie, which has until now been one of the more successful adaptations from game to film? Who could you see replacing Angelina Jolie as a younger Lara Croft?