AMAZON STUDIOS ANNOUNCES THE PRODUCTION OF A NEW TOMB RAIDER MOVIE
Yesterday we learned the news that Amazon Prime Video was going to produce a live action series about the Tomb Raider franchise. Today the news is expanded with the confirmation of a new Tomb Raider movie also produced by Amazon.
The Hollywood Reporter said that Amazon is developing a TV series based on the Tomb Raider video game franchise with scripts written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge. But that’s apparently not all: Deadline corroborated the report about the TV series and added that a new Tomb Raider movie is in the works at Amazon Studios, too.
Details are light on these new Tomb Raider adaptations, but THR says that while Waller-Bridge will serve as a writer and executive producer on the show, she won’t be starring. The show is apparently still in the development stages, so we probably shouldn’t expect to see it anytime soon.
This new series and movie could end up as more big video game franchise adaptations for Amazon, which announced in December that it would be making a God of War TV show. But it also marks a further investment from Amazon into the Tomb Raider franchise, as the company will also be publishing the next Tomb Raider game from Crystal Dynamics.
The current idea is to create an interconnected universe (in the same way that Disney created the Marvel Cinematic Universe) where the live-action TV series, animated series, movie, and future video games are part of the same expanded universe.