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Angelina Jolie: Megan Fox won’t do Lara Croft justice June 25, 2009

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Angelina Jolie isn’t happy about rumors of Megan Fox taking on the Lara Croft role.

“Angie isn’t a fan of the Transformers films and believes Megan won’t do the Lara Croft character justice. She’s also annoyed because she thinks Megan copies everything from her, from her tattoos to her style,” said a source close to the actress.

Oddly enough, Megan Fox has recently spoken about the issue (yet again) at a Beverly Hills press con for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, merely echoing what she said in May: “I think that’s a role that Angelina Jolie mastered, and I would never attempt to take that over from her.”

Case closed? You bet. Let’s keep those claws in check, Angie.

[Telegraph UK, Sci-Fi Wire]

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Megan Fox on Tomb Raider: “I don’t think I can carry an action franchise” May 24, 2009

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Megan Fox, once again, denies rumor of taking over the Lara Croft role for the upcoming Hollywood ‘Raider reboot. “I’m not replacing Angelina Jolie. I’m not replacing anyone,” Fox has told Sun Media. “I don’t know if I can carry an action franchise. Right now I don’t even know if anyone will come to see me in a little independent movie.”

But really, Megan? We’d come to see you in anything. AND last time we heard, the reboot won’t even be that action-oriented anymore, so what gives?

Oh well, that’s that, folks. Fox now officially off our radar. We remain on stand by for other pings.

Tomb Raider film reboot to feature “character-driven action” and “younger Lara Croft” May 19, 2009

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Dan Lin, producer of the Warner Bros’ re-imagining of Lara Croft’s origin, has shared some new details on the Hollywood reboot of Tomb Raider. Speaking to About during the ‘black carpet’ premiere of Terminator: Salvation, Lin confirmed that the movie is indeed in the works. “We’re rebooting Lara Croft as well. Really excited – it’s a great origin story that we’re going to tell. A very character-oriented I would say more realistic than the past Lara Croft movies.”

Since the movie will feature an origins story, the Terminator producer said that it will feature “a younger Lara Croft.” No actress, however, has been cast yet for the iconic role, according to Lin. He also emphasized that the reboot will focus on Lara’s character, likening it to Terminator: Salvation: “I would say it’s like Terminator – character-driven action. I think for me the Lara Croft games and movies have gone a little too action-oriented. I wanted to have action, but with character.”

We’ll definitely have more on the Hollywood reboot as new details come in. Be sure to keep it here on Tomb Raider Fanboy.

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Livingstone affirms possibility of next Tomb Raider movie; Other game-to-film Eidos titles confirmed May 9, 2009

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Ian Livingstone is quite proud of Eidos games going mainstream through their respective Hollywood adaptations. “Hollywood initially created its own characters; then they looked to books and comic books for stories and characters, and now theyโ€™re looking at games, because they see the rise in the popularity of these video game characters.”

There have been two Tomb Raider films and a Hitman movie, and now it’s Kane & Lynch that’s getting the silverscreen treatment, which will star no less than Bruce Willis, according to Livingstone. The Eidos life pres has also affirmed that there’s “possibly another Tomb Raider movie” alongside an animated TV series based on IO Interactive title Mini Ninjas.

Eidos titles going Hollywood — who didn’t see that coming? Definitely more on the films as new details come in.

[Gaming Indians]

Hollywood’s “most special” effect could make Angelina be Lara Croft – forever January 2, 2009

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If the last two Tomb Raider movies have moved you to feel or think that only Angelina Jolie can be Lara Croft, then you might be worrying that when Angelina’s way beyond her gun-totting-capable age, she will no longer be able to keep up with Lara’ being the forever young Bondesque lass that she is.

Well, Silicon Valley‘s offering Hollywood a “big assist” to solve the problem.

Mercury News is offering a prospective look at chips that can help surpass the visual fidelity of Angelina’s computer-generated portrayal of Grendel’s mother in Beowulf, and we quote:

Aided by increasingly powerful microprocessors and incredibly sophisticated software, movie makers and video game developers are getting closer to achieving the holy grail of animation: creating computer-generated actors that are visually indistinguishable from real people. Consider it Hollywood’s most special effect.

And experts say that could bring revolutionary changes for film lovers and game players. Stars could keep playing inconic roles even as they aged past the point of believabillity, like Jolie as Croft or Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter. At the same time, video games could look more realistic โ€” in fact, more like movies themselves.

Can’t say we’re not excited to see a CG Angelina beating up Simon again on the big screen. More through the MN jump.