Hollywood may make another attempt at a Tomb Raider production, but this time for the small screen. The Hollywood Reporter Sources say Amazon is creating a Tomb Raider TV series for Prime Video, starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge (from fleasack celebrity) to executive produce and write the screenplay. It’s not certain who would take on the lead role, but we wouldn’t count on film stars Angelina Jolie or Alicia Vikander playing Lara Croft. The show is reportedly still in the development phase.
We reached out to Amazon for comment. A collaboration like this would at least not be surprising. Amazon is releasing the next Tomb Raider game, and Waller-Bridge previously inked a three-year deal with Amazon that includes projects like the novel adaptation Sign here. sources for The reporter claim Amazon was “aggressive” in seeking a contract extension late last year.
The rumor comes as game-based TV shows have their moment in the spotlight. HBO’s The last of us was already successful enough to get a second season. Meanwhile, Sony is preparing God of War, Gran Turismo and Horizon titles for Netflix and Prime Video. A Tomb Raider series would bolster Amazon’s games-themed catalog and help it compete against competitors like Netflix, which already has hits like this League of Legends offshoot arcane.