CHRIS BARRIE FUELS
TOMB RAIDER 3 DEBATE
Copyright 2004 www.tombraiderchronicles.com
[ February 17th 2004 ]
Barrie, the British actor charged with the role
of Lara Croft's fussing butler Hillary in Paramount
Pictures Lara Croft Tomb Raider motion pictures,
has added more fuel to the rumour of a third pic
to complete the trilogy during a web chat with
UK tabloid The Sun. "Now I've done a big feature
film - even though it was only a cameo role -
I'm hungry to do more movies. My name is being
talked about for various things and I am going
for more auditions now. It's quite competitive
when you see who you're up against - people like
Rik Mayall and Neil Pearson. We're all going up
for the roles of 'eccentric British comedy person'.
I'm now going for these things and without Tomb
Raider I don't think I'd even be doing that. It's
been good to be part of such a successful franchise.
There is a third Tomb Raider film on the slate
and I'm hoping Hillary will be back. The perfect
storyline would be that Hillary turns out to be
both the arch-baddie and Lara's love interest!
Although I'm not sure how Angelina would feel
Levin, producer of Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The
Cradle Of Life - the second of three planned movie
adaptations of the best-selling video-game - said
international returns were more than respectable
enough to ensure a final chapter in the Tomb Raider
motion picture trilogy despite domestic indifference.
The sequel to Lara Croft Tomb Raider, helmed by
Jan de Bont with Angelina Jolie as British archaeologist
Lara Croft, garnered $165 million worldwide and
made it's debut on R2 DVD and home video in Feb.