Final yr it was introduced that the next Tomb Raider game would be published by Amazon, with Crystal Dynamics returning to develop. Now, in response to sources at The Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab), a Tomb Raider TV collection is in growth at Amazon Prime with Phoebe Waller-Bridge hooked up as a author and government producer. Waller-Bridge beforehand wrote and starred in Fleabag, was showrunner for the primary collection of Killing Eve, and was a author on the final James Bond film, No Time To Die.
Whereas she’s carried out in films like Solo: A Star Wars Story and might be showing within the subsequent Indiana Jones, Waller-Bridge apparently will not be enjoying Lara Croft, although The Hollywood Reporter would not say who might be following Angelina Jolie and Alicia Vikander within the function.
That is not all. Amazon has a movie coming as well (opens in new tab), which might be tied to each the collection and the sport “to construct out a linked world of Tomb Raider”. Principally, a Lara Cinematic Universe then. (MGM lost the rights to Tomb Raider when a deliberate sequel to the Vikander film fell via.)
To complicate issues, Netflix also has a Tomb Raider series in the works, having introduced an anime model with Powerhouse, the studio who animated Castlevania. It’s going to function Hayley Atwell, who performed Peggy Carter in varied Marvel initiatives, because the voice of Lara Croft. It is prone to run this yr, and has been described as an try and unify the timelines of the prevailing variations of the character. One thing that’ll solely get messier if Amazon’s initiatives reboot her once more.
Amazon at present has a TV collection primarily based on the Fallout video games in manufacturing, which started filming in July of 2022. That one will star Walton Goggins from Justified, who coincidentally performed an archaeologist within the 2018 Tomb Raider film. Amazon’s Fallout collection isn’t retelling any of the games, as a substitute being an unique story, although who is aware of which course they will go together with Tomb Raider. Based mostly on Waller-Bridge’s earlier work, hopefully it has a humorousness.