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Tomb Raider movie reboot: Who should play new Lara Croft? - open thread

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The Hollywood craze of rebooting popular franchises crosses over into the gaming industry this week with the release of Tomb Raider. Delving into Lara Croft's origins appears to have paid off in style, with reviewers already raving about Crystal Dynamics' action-adventure epic.

This new Tomb Raider sees a twentysomething Lara survive a shipwreck and have to fight for her life on a perilous tropical island. The game creators have cited 127 Hours and The Descent as inspirations for their series retooling, while Hollywood super-producer Graham King's GK Films is taking a leaf out of the game's book for a fresh big screen story.

Tomb Raider concept art - E3 2012

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Concept art from the Crystal Dynamics reboot.

Lara Croft Tomb Raider, Angelina Jolie (2001)

Angelina Jolie in 'Tomb Raider' (2001)



In an interview with Digital Spy back in 2011, King shed light on a possible approach to the new Tomb Raider, saying: "For me it's re-inventing the wheel a bit, it's a reboot.

"We're going back before she was Lara Croft, so it's a much more emotional character piece. She's in search of her parents."

This all begs the crucial question: Who should play the new Lara Croft?

Gemma Arterton

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Emma Watson
ELLE's 19th Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration held at Four Seasons Hotel - Arrivals
Beverly Hills, California

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Now that Angelina Jolie has outgrown the gun-toting role, all eyes are on moviedom's new batch of young female stars to see who will take the coveted part. Will a well-known face be anointed the new Lara, or could Hollywood turn to a rising star à la Jennifer Lawrence and The Hunger Games?

Are the likes of Gemma Arterton, Shailene Woodley, Kaya Scodelario and Emma Watson potential Lara Crofts? Sound off in the comments section below to have your say.

Let us know who you think should step into Lara Croft's shoes in the comments box below!

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