It seems that the most successful video game adaptation franchise might be getting a new face. According to PSExtreme and MeriStation, Megan Fox is apparently set to replace Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider franchise.
Of course, this has not been confirmed yet but the project is currently seeking a director. It isn’t clear if a script has been written yet or if a writer has been assigned to the project.
She looks the part, and looks simialar to a younger Angelina, but I don’t know if she’s believable as Lara Croft. These Tomb Raider movies are entertaining because they are excellent popcorn flicks, just like Indiana Jones, National Treasure, Da Vinci Code, etc. I don’t know if she’ll have the same presence as Angelina Jolie, and that role was perfect for Angelina, so only time will tell. This is a good casting decision, and I am sceptical, but it’ll be good to see a new face as the character, especially Megan Fox.
Although the franchise isn’t quite as popular as it was during its heyday, there’s little doubt that a new “Tomb Raider” movie could rake in the big bucks. However, what might the fans think if the lovely Angelina Jolie no longer played the heroine?
Well, they might not mind if the rumors are true that “Transformers” super-hottie Megan Fox plans to step into the role. According to European site MeriStation, Fox will indeed replace the curvaceous Jolie to star in an upcoming “Tomb Raider” film, although the movie doesn’t yet have a director. Previous movies in the series have produced over $400 million in revenue, and with Hollywood’s emphasis on special effects and high-powered action movies these days, there’s plenty of incentive to bring Lara back. Besides, the tried-and-true formula – eye-popping action combined with eye-popping ladies – pretty much always works when your target demographic is males aged 16 – 35. It may be a while before this rumor is either proven or denied, but for the sake of argument, we have no problem with the choice. Fox isn’t really built like Jolie, but the younger actress certainly seems tailor-made for a movie that requires her to be acrobatic.
Anyway, who here would see the new “Tomb Raider” with Megan Fox starring as Lara Croft? Or if that’s a stupid question, who wouldn’t watch anything with Megan Fox in it?