A Third Tomb Raider in the Works?
November 28, 2005
SCI, the video game company that owns Lara Croft, along with her "Tomb Raider" franchise, is in talks with Paramount Pictures over licensing the property for a third movie, reports The Business Online. It claims that Angelina Jolie has once again expressed an interest in starring as Lara Croft.
The first two installments have grossed more than $400 million worldwide. The game was originally produced by Eidos, a company that was bought by SCI earlier this year.
Eidos reportedly took a one-off licensing fee from Paramount in 1998 and collected a percentage of the films' gross receipts. It also gets a cut of sales from "Tomb Raider" merchandising.
SCI is likely to negotiate a tougher deal for its property under chief executive Jane Cavanagh, adds Business Online.