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'Tomb Raider' reboot on the way, likely without Angelina Jolie

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tbd-angelinajolie030911.jpgIt's time to reuse Hollywood's favorite dirty word of the past few years: Reboot. As in, someone wants to reboot the Tomb Raider film franchise, and without Angelina Jolie. We don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing.

GK Films' Graham King has announced he has acquired the rights to the video game franchise from video game publisher Square Enix, which took over the rights from studio Eidos, so a new movie is on the way, Entertainment Weekly reports. A press release about the move called the new series a "reboot," meaning Jolie is probably not involved, even after King worked with her on The Tourist. It's not like she's been clamoring for another sequel after 2003's Lara Croft: Tomb Raider -- The Cradle of Life, anyway.

It can't be any coincidence that this is rolling around about the same time Square announced their own video game reboot for the series, which spanned nine titles dating back to 1996. The new game is reported to feature a young Lara learning survival skills after being marooned on an island as a college student, so the starlets just out of high school and hoping for their big break in the movie version should form a line to the left, please.

[Photo: Paramount Pictures]

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[Last modified: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 3:45pm]

    

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