FRANCHISE PRODUCER DISMISSES THIRD PIC
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[ April 5th 2004 ]

Lloyd Levin says maybe, Chris Barrie says maybe, but franchise producer Lawrence Gordon has driven a final nail in the coffin of a third Tomb Raider motion picture during an interview on the set of Hellboy. "I don't think the financiers will do it," he tells Sun Times. "I don't think the last film did the business we expected. Of course, I'd love to do another one. Angelina Jolie is perfect as Lara Croft."

Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie - who plays video-game heroine Lara Croft - had already dismissed a concluding picture during an interview in March. "I just don't feel like I need to do another one, because I felt very happy with the last one. It was the one that we really wanted to do. In the first one, I was kind of frustrated, but I was trying something new, and then with the second one, I felt like that's how we wanted to do it."

Back in Feb 2004, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life producer Lloyd Levin said international returns were more than respectable enough to ensure Paramount bankroll a final chapter in the planned Tomb Raider motion picture trilogy despite domestic indifference. Speculation was then supported by Chris Barrie, the British actor who plays Lara Croft's fussing butler Hillary, during a recent interview with The Sun. "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 about that."

Perhaps Rimmer can interface with Starbug then, Chris?

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