Earlier this year Warner Bros was like "Hey! Were going to make another Tomb Raider movie! Isn't that awesome!? Yes Lara Croft will be back in a reboot of the 'Tomb Raider' franchise. It will not resemble the previous movies, which would be the point of rebooting the character in the first place. In this next version Warner Bros wants to make it an origin story and will reinvent her love interest and villain. So does this mean we are going to get a younger Lara Croft? I would say yes. How young? I don't know. The producer of the this new venture who also helped develop 'Terminator Salvation' Dan Lin had this to say:
"Really excited! Its a great origin story that were gonna tell a very character oriented, more realistic to the past Lara Croft movies. It is an origin story so it is a younger Lara Croft. It's like Terminator (Salvation) it's character driven action. For me the Lara Croft games and movies have gone a little to0 action oriented, I want it to have action but character."
Well if this guy thinks that Terminator Salvation was character driven then we are going to have some problems with this new Lara Croft movie. The first two Tomb Raider films were fun but still disappointing. It's not like they have a lot to live up to in reviving the Tomb Raider franchise. So if it's better than the original then awesome.
Source: About.com via Firstshowing