Daisy Ridley may be trading in her lightsaber for a pair of pistols for an upcoming role.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the Star Wars: The Force Awakens star said there “have been conversations” about the actress filling the role of Lara Croft in the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot.
The Witcher 3 has yet another game of the year honor under its belt thanks to the 2016 SXSW Gaming Awards.
The CD Projekt Red open world title took home the top prize on March 19 at the annual SXSW Gaming Awards, along with wins for Excellence in Technical Achievement and Excellence in Narrative. The game most recently won Game of the Year at the Game Developers Choice Awards in San Francisco on March 16.
It’s been a beat since we heard anything on the new Tomb Raider movie, directed by Roar Uthaug from a script by Evan Daugherty. This week brings confirmation from the Norwegian filmmaker that it will indeed be based on the franchise’s latest video game run.
After already revealing its film nominees, the Writers Guild of America has unveiled which of 2015’s video games have also been nominated for this year’s Writers Guild Awards.
While The Game Awards doled out accolades celebrating the year’s best games, the Geoff Keighley-produced awards show also spotlighted a number of upcoming games. New titles were revealed, already announced games came with brand new looks at what’s on the horizon in 2016, and some old favorites returned to the spotlight.
Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer will return to Comedy Central when Broad City season 3 debuts in February — but first they have to climb up the side of a mountain. The two channel Lara Croft as they brave a treacherous tundra in a new two-minute clip spoofing Rise of the Tomb Raider.
Lara Croft is one of the most popular and iconic video game characters ever created, but after a string of solid but underwhelming games, her star had faded considerably. In 2013, developer Crystal Dynamics successfully rebooted the faltering Tomb Raider franchise by telling Lara’s origin story, and rebuilding her from the ground up. No longer a haughty superhero, this Lara was untested and inexperienced, an ordinary woman placed in extraordinary circumstances.
While the rush of Game of the Year awards has yet to come, the second annual The Game Awards has unveiled its full slate of nominees, and for fans of open-world games, the titles competing for the top prize will offer a difficult decision.
Tomb Raider’s 2013 reboot updated one of gaming’s most recognizable franchises to be about more than its oversexualized, puzzle solving roots. The focus was on grounding and humanizing protagonist Lara Croft and, for the most part, it succeeded in introducing a new take on a longrunning character.
Rise of the Tomb Raider hopes to continue in that tradition, showcasing the progress Lara has made as a character by not just giving her a new harrowing story but also by offering players more of what the first game lacked: Tombs. Many more tombs.
2013’s Tomb Raider reboot boldly revived the franchise by telling Lara Croft’s origin story and recasting her as a gritty action heroine. The breakneck-paced campaign took a lot of cues from Sony’s Uncharted franchise but greatly improved the combat—almost to a fault. Its focus on spectacular set pieces and explosive battles left many fans wondering where the titular tombs were.
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