ANGELINA IN TOMB
RAIDER II ULTIMATUM
Copyright 2001 www.tombraiderchronicles.com
[ October 29th 2001 ]
Oscar winner Angelina Jolie has warned producers
that the screenplay for Paramount Pictures Tomb
Raider sequel must be better than the original
for her to resume her role as Core Designs intrepid
adventurer Lara Croft.
to British newspaper The Mirror, a source close
to the Jolie camp said the Girl Interrupted star
- married to Hollywood mogul Billy Bob Thornton
- was unhappy with the original cut and threatened
to boycott a sequel if the new screenplay faired
no better. "Angelina knows the script wasn't great
and she's told the producers that it's got to
be a lot better this time. If she's not happy
with it, they'll have to look for another actress.
She won't do it."
panned by critics, Lara Croft Tomb Raider breached
the Paramount summit during the summer raking
in over $230m in worldwide ticket sales, thanks
largely to a huge Tomb Raider fan base and a series
of strategic advertising alliances with Land Rover,
Pepsi and Swedish mobile phone giant Ericsson.