1356. Tomb Raider Chronicles - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH ERIC KNIGHT
Tomb Raider novelist Eric Knight has written and published the second novel based on the adventures of video-game heroine Lara Croft, aptly titled Tomb Raider: The Lost Cult. Minnesota-born E. E. Knight may be best known for authoring the Vampire Earth series - beginning with the novel Way of the Wolf - but the part-time teacher has now turned his hand to writing numerous sci-fi adventures as well as tapping into Eidos' most potent video-game franchise to date.
Last Updated: Aug 12, 2004
1357. Tomb Raider Chronicles - JOLIE BLAMES ADS FOR BOX OFFICE FAILURE
Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie has blamed the mediocre box office performance of Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life on the subtle and conservative advertising campaign used to promote the pic. Speaking to online portal Teen Hollywood, the Lara Croft star said: Once they had airbrushed any sexuality out of the poster that was it. Bye bye box office. Let's face it, the first one did great business.
Last Updated: Aug 10, 2004
1358. Tomb Raider Chronicles - UBISOFT SET TO ACQUIRE EIDOS FOR £215m
Lara Croft, the computer-generated heroine and pneumatic pin-up girl for the UK's teenage population, is set to bid au revoir to her British investors after Ubisoft, the giant French games publisher, emerged this weekend as the front-runner to snap up Eidos, its struggling UK rival. The British company, which created Lara in its successful Tomb Raider series of games, is locked in takeover talks with Ubisoft.
Last Updated: Aug 8, 2004
1359. Tomb Raider Chronicles - OFFICIAL: TOBY GARD TAPS TOMB RAIDER 7
Eidos has confirmed Toby Gard - the original architect behind video-game heroine Lara Croft - will join Crystal Dynamics and spearhead the Tomb Raider 7 creative team. In a statement to www.tombraiderchronicles.com this morning, Eidos said: Toby will complement the existing talented team creating the next Tomb Raider title. As the creator of the Lara Croft character, he brings a unique perspective to the development process.
Last Updated: Aug 5, 2004
1360. Tomb Raider Chronicles - TOBY GARD TAPPED BY CRYSTAL DYNAMICS?
According to numerous industry sources, Toby Gard - the original architect behind the Lara Croft Tomb Raider franchise - has been tapped by U.S.-based studio Crystal Dynamics to lend a hand with the new Tomb Raider adventure game. Gard, responsible for creating Britain's most explosive digital export to date while serving with Derbyshire-based studio Core Design in 1995, abandoned his role as lead designer after a series of creative differences shortly after London-based publisher Eidos acquired Core Design following a series of takeovers and mergers.
Last Updated: Aug 4, 2004