Kaya Scodelario says starring in a Tomb Raider reboot would be fun.
Most gaming and film fans will probably remember the movie Lara Croft: Tomb Raider a while back featuring Brad Pitt’s main squeeze Angelina Jolie. It wasn’t an award winner by any means, but it was a fun romp with a character that spawned a whole series of video games. It was also one of the few times that Angelina Jolie starred in a movie with her dad Jon Voight after the whole lesbian scene meltdown.
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider began with a British Lady of affluence who has a penchant for large pistols, skimpy outfits, and James Bond level action sequences, and had the titular character take on the Illuminati in an effort to stop their plans and finish her father’s work.
Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life was a mess. Anyone who paid attention to the plot realized that it should have been over in about half an hour, as two artifacts that were supposed to be buried together ended up being in very different parts of the planet. We guessed they had to work in a bike race with Gerard Butler on the Great Wall of China somehow, but there was really no need for it other than that.
There is a reboot being planned for Tomb Raider after the original series ended in a giant pile of fail, and hopefully with relative newcomer Kaya Scodelario, it might work. However, the Skins star has yet to be approached about it, and says:
“I don’t know where the f**k that’s come from! Imagine having to take over from Angelina Jolie – you just couldn’t, could you? My auntie rang me up and was like, ‘Kaya, I’ve just seen on Google that…’ I’d literally not heard a whisper about that, at all. Would I be tempted? A little bit. That would be quite fun. Give me a couple of years to get my fitness up first, and then maybe I’ll tackle that one, but I’ve no idea where that’s come from at all.”
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