Ready for a Third Trip with the "Tomb Raider"?

by | November 28, 2005 | Comments

The Business Online reports that Paramount and video game production company SCI are in talks to produce a second "Tomb Raider" sequel for Angelina Jolie to star in. No word on if those involved in the talks have actually SEEN either "Tomb Raider" movie.

"SCI, the computer games company that owns Lara Croft, along with her Tomb Raider franchise, is in talks with Paramount Pictures over licensing the property for a third Hollywood movie.

The previous two movies have grossed more than $450m at the box office and are based on the video game of the same name.

It was originally produced by Eidos, a one-time stock market darling that has slipped from its £1bn valuation and struggled financially in recent years. The company was bought by SCI earlier this year.

Sources in Hollywood say negotiations have started between Paramount and SCI for the latest movie, and Angelina Jolie has once again expressed an interest in starring as Lara Croft, the English archaeologist-adventurer.

The video game and film industries have grown closer over the years, as games are licensed to film studios. The Tomb Raider game has sold more than 30m copies since 1996."