Amazon Proclaims Tomb Raider Movie Within the Works

Picture: Crystal Dynamics/Sq. Enix

Yesterday, the information broke that Phoebe Waller-Bridge was making a TV adaptation for Crystal Dynamics’ long-running Tomb Runner franchise for Prime Video. By itself, that data wouldn’t be terribly stunning; Amazon’s making a behavior of adapting things, and we’re in a interval the place any and every game appears as much as develop into a TV or film.

However that information got here earlier than more information from The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the streamer additionally plans on including a Tomb Raider film into the combination. It’ll be the primary film since 2018’s cinematic tackle the reboot video games of the 2010s starring Alicia Vikander and Walton Goggins, and comes after Tomb Raider’s movie rights turned up for grabs final yr. That film is alleged to be half of a bigger effort by Amazon to create an interconnected Tomb Raider universe. The film will connect with Waller-Bridge’s TV present, and each of these shall be linked to the upcoming Tomb Raider recreation from Crystal Dynamics that Amazon plans to publish for PC and consoles. And it’s possible that future video games, both from Crystal Dynamics or different studios, could also be linked into this universe that the streamer is cooking up.

Sources talking to THR commented that Tomb Raider is one in all Amazon’s greatest commitments in the meanwhile, which is saying one thing, for the reason that tech large spent a whole lot of thousands and thousands on the TV rights for Lord of the Rings. The one piece of Lara Croft-related media that don’t appear to issue a lot into Amazon’s plans is the Tomb Raider anime over at Netflix, which was introduced again in 2021 and (final we checked) will star Haley Atwell because the treasure hunter.

What does a Tomb Raider universe appear to be? I assume we’ll discover out each time Amazon releases extra details about both the present or movie—or when Crystal Dynamics affords up some sort of tease for what awaits Lara Croft’s return.


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