IN TOMB RAIDER MOVIE
Copyright 2000 www.tombraiderchronicles.com
[ September 18th 2000 ]
Eidos Interactive NASDAQ share price continues
its roller coaster ride across the worlds technical
markets, IGN Movies reports more financial speculation,
but this time concerning what Eidos' stake in
the upcoming Paramount movie Tomb Raider would
be. Lara Croft movies. Eidos see the main benefit
of these as a $200m worth of free advertising.
They do have rights to a small percentage of the
gross take (I wasn't told, and didn't ask, what
'small' means) so there is some cash in it for
Eidos too. Paramount are committed to spending
$80m in production costs, and will probably in
fact spend $100m.
want a movie franchise (of Die Hard, Mission Impossible,
etc), and they hope that TR may give them that.
They have signed [lead actress Angelina] Jolie
for 3 movies, but they are not necessarily all
going to be TR: that depends on how well TR1 goes.
"I'm not sure whether it is driven by Paramount
or Eidos, but there was talk of interest in movies
of other games, Fear Effect and Deus Ex being
mentioned. I guess that the more the console games
approach video quality, the better the potential
for a movie."
can glean a few financial and production facts
out of this as well. Tomb Raider will probably
cost about $100 million to produce and market,
pushing it towards the expensive end of the blockbuster
movie cost scale. Angelina Jolie is signed on
for three Paramount movies regardless of whether
they all are Tomb Raider films or not.