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Readers Select 25 Women (And 5 Men) They Want To See Play Lara Croft In The Tomb Raider Movie

A few days ago, new details were revealed about the in-development Tomb Raider film. We offered some suggestions for how to make the best of the film, but a big question remains: Who should play Lara? We've previously suggested Olivia Wilde among others, but we decided to ask readers who they thought would be a best fit for the iconic role, and these are the results.

Readers suggested more than 25 actors they thought would fit best for the role, and we tallied up the results.

Camilla Luddington was the clear winner, but she does have an unfair advantage over everybody else: she already plays Lara Croft. Lauren Cohen (seen above already in tomb raiding-appropriate clothing) and Emily Blunt tied for second. Cohen is know primarily for playing Maggie Greene on The Walking Dead TV show, and Emily Blunt has appeared in a number of films, most recently in Edge of Tomorrow and Into the Woods.

Next up, readers called for Angelina Jolie to reprise the role, or for Olivia Wilde (who technically already played a video game character in Tron: Legacy) to inherit the Croft fortune. As you can see with the final entry above, a few readers also suggested they abandon a new Tomb Raider movie and keep Lara's adventures video game exclusives.

The others listed above were all mentioned at least twice, but a number of readers suggested actors that were only mentioned once, including Taryn Southern, Tatiana Maslany, Anna Kendrick, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Lyndsay Fonseca, Christina Hendricks, Jessical Biel, Emilia Clarke, Nazanin Boniadi, Natalie Portman, Odette Yustman, and Emily Browning.

Finally, a few readers suggested a complete overhaul of the Tomb Raider franchise and offered up a few men that would be perfect for the role of an empowered female explorer. You can check out those results below.

For more on Tomb Raider is it relates to video games, check out all of our coverage for the upcoming sequel, Rise of the Tomb Raider by clicking the banner below.

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Reader Discussion: Who Should Play Lara Croft In The Tomb Raider Movie?

When you inevitably go see the Tomb Raider film in theaters, who do you want to be staring at? In this scenario, I'm presuming that you are facing the film and didn't walk into the wrong theater. I know it's a complicated question, but who do you want to play Lara Croft?

A few days ago, it was announced that Evan Daugherty would be writing the script for the upcoming Tomb Raider film, and we proceeded to tell Hollywood how to make the rest of the film. The big question that remain is: Who should play Lara? We've previously suggested Olivia Wilde among others. I think that's a good choice, but I'd add Emilia Clarke (who plays Daenerys Targaryen in Game Of Thrones) to that list. But, while we're at it, why couldn't current Lara voice actress Camilla Luddington also play the part? Yeah, why not have multiple Laras in the film?

Basically, there are a lot of options, so who do you think should play Lara? And while we're at it, who should play her inevitable love interest?

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Report: Marion Cotillard For Assassin’s Creed Movie

The dominos are falling for the Assassin's Creed movie by New Regency – a day after the film was officially greenlit – there's a report that Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose, 2007) will star alongside Michael Fassbender.

Deadline reports that Cotillard has agreed to appear in the film, although her role in the movie is still unknown.

Cotillard will star alongside Fassbender this year in Macbeth, which is directed by Justin Kurzel – who's also directing the Assassin's Creed movie.

The Assassin's Creed movie is slated to hit theaters on December 21, 2016.

[Source: Deadline]

 

Our Take
For a long time, the movie seemed to be a one-man show, with Fassbender the only thing that kept it going. Cotillard is a strong signing, and hopefully the pair's familiarity with each other pays off on screen.

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Hello Games’ Joe Danger 2: The Movie Coming To Vita Next Week

Before announcing No Man's Sky, Hello Games found success with the Joe Danger series, and is bringing the sequel to Vita next week. The game will be available starting January 13.

The Vita version comes with a few exclusive additions including Media Molecule guest stars Atoi and Iota from Tearaway, and LittleBigPlanet’s Sackboy. The nine mercs from Team Fortress 2 and Steve from Minecraft, who appear in the PC version of the game, will also be included the Vita version. These inclusions make the Vita version of Joe Danger 2 the one with the most content.

For our review of Joe Danger 2: The Movie's Xbox 360 release, head here.

For more on Hello Games' next game, the highly anticipated No Man's Sky, click the banner below for all of our features from when the game was on our cover.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]

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Joe Danger 2: The Movie starts filming on Vita next week

Come January 13 – more than two years after it debuted on Xbox Live – Hello Games’ stunt man-focused action-platformer Joe Danger 2: The Movie will appear on Sony’s Vita handheld.

As we mentioned last April, the leap to the Vita brings a few new fac…
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Assassin’s Creed movie now set for December 2016

The 2016 holiday season won’t just see hams and turkeys getting cut up, as Fox plans to release the Assassin’s Creed flick starring Michael Fassbender during the festive time. The Hollywood Reporter has the latest Fox release forecast, which lists th…
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Twilight Highlight Zone – Twilight Zone: The Movie

And we're back! I'm not sure if you recall, but fellow editor Jeff Cork and I recorded ourselves debating and dissecting each and every episode of the classic TV show The Twilight Zone. It took us a while to get back to it, but this is our first "bonus" episode of the podcast that goes above and beyond the original series. In 1983, and presumably made with the best intentions, Steven Spielberg produced a full-length movie dedicated to The Twilight Zone. Divided into four segments, mostly consisting of remakes of classic episodes, the movie has its highs and lows and is ripe for discussion. Feel free to watch the movie before you listen (it's available for streaming on Amazon) and join in on the dumb fun.

Listen to the podcast below (or subscribe to us on iTunes) to hear us review and analyze each segment of Twilight Zone: The Movie in this extra long bonus episode of our podcast.

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Director Shawn Levy on why he left the Minecraft movie

Night at the Museum director Shawn Levy has left the Minecraft film adaptation, citing creative differences with the game’s developer, Mojang.

“[Warner Bros.] asked me to develop how might this ever be a story for a movie, because it’s a non-narrati…
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Minecraft Movie Loses Its Director

The future of Warner Bros.' film based on the popular
blocky open-world sandbox is now in peril, as Night At The Museum director Shawn Levy has abandoned the project.

Levy discussed his decision to leave the project with The Wall Street Journal, saying that he
had pitched Mojang on a Goonies-style
adventure movie, but that the developer wasn't sold on his vision. "It was not
a comedy. It had a bit of a Goonies flair…it was an
adventure movie, and I thought it could have been a lot of fun and fulfilled a
lot of the qualities that people love about the game."

Levy was chosen as the director of the movie in
October by Warner Bros.
, but says that he will now instead focus on four
other projects that he currently has in the works. However, Levy doesn't sound
upset with Mojang for passing on his idea. "But it's not my game; they know
what they're doing. The truth is, there is a long history of trying to make
great movies out of games, and they're rarely done well. Mojang is still figuring
out what they want. We gave it a shot and it wasn't the right fit, so, these
things happen."

[Source: The
Wall Street Journal
via Gamespot]

 

Our Take
Making a movie based
on Minecraft sounds like a disaster, but Levy had me when he referenced
The
Goonies as the style of film he was aiming
for
. It's disappointing that he won't
be working on the project – although I'm not the biggest fan of Levy's movies,
I trust the accomplished Hollywood director with nearly 20 years of directing experience
to know what makes a good film more than an indie game developer. Here's hoping
Warner Bros. can figure out a direction that appeases both Mojang and filmgoers alike.

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Oscar-winning Hurt Locker writer joins Uncharted movie

Things are looking up for the eternally-in-production film adaptation of Uncharted, as the Hollywood Reporter claims Oscar-winning screenwriter Mark Boal has been tapped to work on the film’s screenplay.

Though you may not recognize the name, Boal’s…
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