‘Tomb Raider’ Rights Up For Grabs After MGM Exit; Alicia Vikander Position To Be Recast – Deadline

MGM not has the rights to supply tomb Raider The movie franchise, which has spawned three movies, most just lately in 2018 starring Alicia Vikander. The actress is not hooked up to a deliberate sequel, and Graham King’s GK Movies is now in search of the shopping for rights and a brand new lead, Deadline has confirmed.

There’s a bidding battle occurring, we hear. Keep tuned for who comes out on high.

Angelina Jolie’s movie sequence debut in 2001 Lara Croft: Tomb RaiderMaking a sequel after two years, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of LifeThe duo starred by Paramount Vikander for a reboot directed by Roar Uthaug, which grossed $274.7 million on the worldwide field workplace for distributor Warner Bros.

The sequel to that movie was within the works since 2019, with Vikander set to make a comeback. Ben Wheatley and extra just lately lovecraft nationKi Misha Inexperienced was hooked up to direct, later as within the earlier yr. MGM additionally had a launch date: March 2021, smack in the course of the Covid pandemic.

King acquired the movie rights to the unique online game asset from Sq. Enix Ltd in 2011. The action-adventure recreation was an enormous hit after its 1996 debut, with a number of sequel video games and finally a Jolie-starring movie adaptation.

MGM has been recalibrating because it was acquired by Amazon in an $8.5 billion deal that closed in Could.

TheWrap first reported the rights public sale right now.

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