Amazon reportedly needs to show Tomb Raider right into a ‘Marvel-like franchise’ with an interconnected universe spanning video video games, movies and TV collection.
The Hollywood Reporter says Amazon’s ambitions for Lara Croft go far past the settlement to publish the subsequent Tomb Raider online game within the collection, which we realized late final 12 months. Crystal Dynamics will produce the sport, but it surely’ll be printed by Amazon as a part of a serious push into the gaming business.
Sources instructed THR that Amazon has penned a take care of Dmitri M. Johnson’s dj2 Leisure for a brand new Tomb Raider movie, which might be the primary for the reason that self-titled 2018 reboot starring Alicia Vikander as Lara.
That’s to go together with the TV collection being written by Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge and, doubtlessly, extra video video games.
Whereas, in isolation, this isn’t precisely enormous information, the plans to weave every thing collectively as a universe in a Marvel-like vogue ought to elevate some pleasure amongst followers of the longstanding franchise.
Amazon is spending large cash to convey all of this collectively, placing it in the identical ballpark as The Lord of the Rings rights acquired a number of years again.
“One supply with data of the pact described it as being among the many largest commitments at Amazon after Lord of the Rings. By comparability, Amazon is estimated to have spent $250 million on rights alone to Lord of the Rings, with that deal overlaying a multiple-season present (The Rings of Energy) in addition to spinoffs.”
The Hollywood Reporter.
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