Megan Fox is tipped to play a young Lara Croft in a new ‘Tomb Raider’ movie.
Executive producer Dan Lin is planning an “origin” story of the popular action franchise based on the computer game of the same name, and said it would be a “no brainer” to consider Megan for the daredevil archaeologist role made famous by Angelina Jolie.
Unlike previous movies, Dan has promised to focus more on characters and plot than spectacular stunts.
He told film website about.com: “It’s great origin story that we’re going to tell. A very character-oriented story which I would say is more realistic than the past Lara Croft movies.
“It is an origin story so it is a younger Lara Croft. It will have character-driven action. I think for me the Lara Croft games and movies have gone a little too action-oriented. I wanted to have action, but with character.”
Early drafts of the script are currently being written.Megan, 22, was first linked with the role of Lara in January.
A source said at the time: “Megan is definitely a strong candidate for the part.”
Angelina played the heroine in ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider’ and ‘Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life’ and was nominated for a Golden Raspberry accolade for Worst Actress for her appearance in the original movie.
If Megan lands the role, she could be set to flash more flesh than her predecessor.
Game producers Eidos recently said the next ‘Tomb Raider’ video game may be given a mature rating, making it more adult-orientated than the teen rating the ailing franchise is currently classified at.
Creative director Eric Lindstrom explained: “The teen rating meant we couldn’t do things we wanted to or were done in the past, but it was a publisher mandate at the time. It won’t always necessarily be so, though, the future can always be different.”
Source: Entertainment TV