Tomb Raider 3?

Really? or is this just a joke? Because for some reason I think I’ve posted this before at some point in time in the blogs history…all year and a half of it…so here is the most recent rumor:


Raiding The “Tomb” Yet Again
Posted: Wednesday December 20th 2006 1:24am
Source: EuroGamer
Author: Garth Franklin

I’m a big fan of globe-hopping, spy-themed action blockbusters, even the camp ones, which explains why I don’t mind sitting through the “Tomb Raider” films.

Why put myself through the torture? Because even on the level of ridiculousness they operateat, they’re a better diversion than some of the other films that have been granted franchises in recent years (“Scooby-Doo”, “The Santa Clause”, “XXX”, various slasher films, any Ice Cube or Martin Lawrence comedy, etc.).

The other reason is that there is a viable franchise in there, a real chance at doing a female Indiana Jones counterpart, but no-one seems to be actually investing any care in it. For every scant clever moment, there’s a dozen stupid ones to counter-balance it.

Even with the second one being a slight improvement on the first, where they fall down hasn’t been the locations, or the casting (Jolie, Daniel Craig, Iain Glen, Gerard Butler, Djimon Hounsou, etc.). No, the failure has been the most basic elements of the films – the direction and more importantly the script.

Now, talking with EuroGamer, Eidos game-master Ian Livingstone expressed much enthusiasm for the fact that Paramount recently “assigned” a screenwriter to a third Tomb Raider flick. The move comes as a surprise, especially considering the last film was such a box-office disappointment.

Maybe if they did a “Casino Royale”/”Batman Begins” style reinvention, ditching all the camp and silliness in favour of a gritty, back to basics, well-written adventure film I’d be onboard. As its sounds, chalk up yet another mark on the “why, Hollywood why?” scoreboard.

If you make it, make it not suck!


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Marcos Cosme has had a love for writing and film since he was little. By combing those two passions, he started studying film early on in Middle School and High School writing screenplays and working in his High School television production studio. When it came time for college he decided to pursue a bachelors in Electronic Film making from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Marcos continues to be an avid watcher of movies and scripted television series, although he does, on occasion, watch some reality shows. He has watched hundreds of movies during the course of his life and has worked in various roles on small independent film projects, including writing, producing and directing. In his spare time Marcos loves to write screenplays, read books, contribute articles, blogs and reviews on various topics including (but obviously not limited to) movies, television, books, and wrestling; just to name a few. He is a Rabbit aficionado (he has a dwarf rabbit named Peanut-who is the logo of Cos' Blog) and is a Golden Retriever connoisseur (he has two Goldens named Cassie and Chloe). He also love to spend time with his wife and as of July of 2015 they welcomed their first child, Miles, who can occasionally be seen on the blog.


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