UPDATED: Amazon Studios has tapped Phoebe Waller-Bridge to jot down a TV collection as a part of a possible Tomb Raider universe that may span tv, movie and video games. According to sources, the TV collection is within the works from the prolific Waller-Bridge, creator of Fleabag and Killing Eve and author on No Time To Die and Solo: A Star Wars Story, and she or he additionally could possibly be concerned within the potential film. Dmitri Johnson from dj2, who had secured the rights to the IP, is overseeing the event of the franchise and producing.

The initiatives are a part of a Tomb Raider multi-platform universe Amazon has been placing collectively, which additionally consists of video games; Amazon Games and Crystal Dynamics introduced a few weeks in the past an settlement to develop a brand new Tomb Raider single-player sport.

It is an method Amazon has been taking increasingly typically. Amazon Studios final month acquired global rights to the Warhammer 40,000 sport from Games Workshop for Henry Cavill to star in and govt produce the franchise in a universe encompassing TV collection, movie and sure video games and animation.

On the Tomb Raider TV collection, which Deadline has been following for a number of weeks because it made its methods by means of the dealmaking course of, Waller-Bridge is teaming with Amazon Studios’ former Head of Comedy Ryan Andolina and Amanda Greenblatt, most just lately Head Of First-Look and Overall Deals. As Deadline reported in December, the duo left their posts to launch a manufacturing firm collectively primarily based at Amazon Studios. Andolina has had a detailed relationship with Waller-Bridge, and there was hypothesis concerning the Emmy winner partnering with the manufacturing duo, formally or informally. Legendary additionally is alleged to be concerned as rights holders; the corporate is also behind an anime Tomb Raider

collection at Netflix.

For Waller-Bridge, Tomb Raider falls underneath her total take care of Amazon Studios, which he just lately re-upped.

This marks Tomb Raider‘s return to the MGM household. The studio held rights to supply the movie franchise, which has spawned three motion pictures, until last year when Graham King’s GK Films took the property out within the market. MGM is now owned by Amazon; Interestingly, it’s Amazon Studios and never MGM dealing with the proposed Tomb Raider film-TV universe.

Angelina Jolie kicked off the movie collection in 2001 with Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, spawning a sequel two years later, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, each through Paramount. Alicia Vikander took on the function for the Roar Uthaug-directed 2018 reboot distributed by Warner Bros.

A sequel to that film had been within the works at MGM since 2019 with Vikander. Plans for that movie, which had a March 2021 launch date, have been derailed by the pandemic and different elements.

The action-adventure sport was a large hit following its 1996 debut, spawning a number of sequel video games and finally the Jolie-starring film variations.

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