DAILY NEWS ON
TOMB RAIDER MOVIE
Copyright 2001 www.tombraiderchronicles.com Source:
New York Daily News
[ May 1st 2001 ]
Daily News runs this report on Paramount Pictures
upcoming $100m Tomb Raider movie:
"Charlie's Angels" to "Crouching Tiger, Hidden
Dragon," more and more movies are acknowledging
the fact that kicking butt isn't just a male prerogative.
Right now, you probably think of Lara Croft as
nothing more than the video-game vixen your preteen
nephew drools over. But "Tomb Raider's" producer,
Larry Gordon, promises that will change with the
release of this live-action film based on the
phenomenally popular game of the same name. "Even
if you've never heard of the game, you'll still
get the same wild ride," he says. Paramount is
counting heavily on the star appeal of Jolie,
who's playing Croft as a female cross between
James Bond and Indiana Jones.
concerns Croft's attempts to thwart a group of
evil men planning to gain God-like control over
the Earth. But what matters most, of course, is
Jolie herself. Last century's action heroes Stallone,
Schwarzenegger, Willis have lately either flopped
or gone sensitive. And Gordon, for one, thinks
it's high time the genre had a new face. "There's
absolutely nothing Angelina can't do," he says.
"And what's more, she's better-looking than all
those guys who came before her combined."