Over the last few days, rumors have popped up about a possible reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise. Those rumors weren’t that much to get excited about until they included Megan Fox as a possible lead to take over the franchise from predecessor Angelina Jolie.
Well, you can end your excitement now as Fox’s involvement has been entirely debunked. Speaking to the folks over at io9, a spokesperson for the FHM’s sexiest woman of the year flat-out denied the Transformers leading lady having any involvement with a rumored new Tomb Raider installment.
"She's not involved in the movie at all."
Strict, stern and to the point. This does not mean however, that she can’t be involved if the project was actually a go.
On that note, how interesting is it that today, the talk about another Tomb Raider finally got some legitimacy as it was announced that Warner Brothers is working with producer Dan Lin (who’s also producing Terminator Salvation and Sherlock Holmes) are in fact developing a reboot for the Tomb Raider franchise.
Hmmm… I wonder who they’re thinking to play the lead.
Although at this point, I’d prefer them not to make this movie as the last one was terrible. However, Fox might be good for the role should it come to fruition if they're going to follow the same path as before. The good news it that the reboot should completely ignore the first two films and revamp the story big time – meaning a new origin story, new villains, new love interest and probably no Megan Fox.
What do you think of another Tomb Raider film and possibly having Megan Fox play the title character?
Tomb Raider is planned to start shooting some time in 2010 with an expected release in 2011.
Sources: io9, The Hollywood Reporter