As most of you may know, there is an official Tomb Raider movie comming out and is set to be out around the summer of 2001. This page will have the latest updates on information and the status of the production possible.
Angelina Jolie Bio
Filming began June 2000 at Pinewood Studios near London.
Movie movie comes out: Summer 2001
Angelina Jolie will play Lara
Director: Simon West
Screenplay: Patrick Massett and John Zinman
Producers: Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin and Colin Williams
Executive producers: Charles Cornwall, Bobby Klein
Studio: Paramount Motion Pictures
Budget: $100 million
Sequals?: "Everyone's signed on for three pictures."
Angelina Jolie Bio
Films well known for:
Gone in 60 Seconds (2000)
Bone Collector, The (1999)
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Career Highlights: 2 Golden Globes, 1 Oscar (best supporting actress)
For more on Angelina Jolie go here
(* remember, this is a **Rumor Mill** none of this has been proven, but is being said by others) I hope to have more than this as the movie production goes on but here's what I have:
1. Angelina Jolie is supposedly pregnant with newly wed husban Billy Bob Thortan's child.
2.Since merrage to Billy Bob, she has a tatoo of his name on her arm, how this will effect the movie since lara wears a tanktop, and don't have a tatoo saying "Billy Bob", is unknown.
Interviews, quick Q&A's, and quotes
BeatBoxBetty: Can you tell me about the Lara Croft role?
Angelina: It's not going to be campy and stupid. We're making her a little more human. My dad looked at the script and was moved by it. I've never done anything for kids and this is going to be great for them. She's tough and real and a warrior, so it's not going to be a cartoon or cute..but it has a lot to do about our planet.
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Empire interview with Tomb Raider Director
While computer games brought to the big screen have never fared well at the box office (Streetfighter, anyone?), one suspects Simon West's forthcoming Tomb Raider will score maximum points. Due to start shooting at Pinewood in three weeks, the film stars Angelina Jolie as the sexy adventurer, Lara Croft. Empire Online talked to West (Con Air, The General's Daughter), about bringing Lara to life.
Q: What was the attraction of bringing a computer game to the screen?
A: Tomb Raider had been offered to me a couple of times over the two years it had been in Hollywood, and it never really appealed to me. The script they had was like a total cliché - red buses, bobbies, and she had tea with the Queen. It was a national tragedy. You take this fantastic English character who was a worldwide success and you go and flush it down the toilet. Some of it was national pride that I had rescue this success story. I could see the potential. It was like James Bond was in 1961, when he was fresh, new, irreverent, different, stylish and sadistic. Everyone wanted to be James Bond. And that's what she could be now. So I took it and completely started again. I wrote the story from scratch.
" The script they had was like a total cliché - red buses, bobbies, and she had tea with the Queen"
Q: So is Lara Croft a female Bond for the new millennium?
A: In some ways. In the way that she's totally aspirational. Everyone would want to be her, or have her as their girlfriend. But we're not constrained like Bond, because this is the first one. That's what appealed to me. It was a totally open brief. We're also not constrained by reality. I've set certain rules up in the film that when you're above ground, everything has to be pretty much plausible. We push it every now and again, as there is weird phenomena in the world. But when we go underground, into the tombs, we change the rules completely. The gloves are off, and almost anything can happen. You can't do that with Bond. There's a very surreal element to Tomb Raider.
Q: In what way?
A: It's more New age mysticism - a Celtic, lay-lines, astrology kind of vibe to it - than Greek or Egyptian mythology. The next one might be totally scientifically based. Everyone's signed on for three pictures. I have the choice to do them if I want. I don't have to, but I'm very protective of it, because I've created the world and the people in it. At the moment, it feels hard to let someone else come in and mess around with it, or screw it up completely. But that's before I've made it. Who knows? If you choose the right director, the sequel might even be better.