Over the years there have been many attempts at getting movie adaptations of video games off the ground and while there have been a few successes along the way, most of these projects have ended as a flop. While the 2001 movie Tomb Raider was not exactly a hit with the fans, it did make enough money to get the green light for a sequel, which again failed to impress fans and this brought an end to the movie franchise.
However, over the past few years, there has been a number of attempts at getting a Tomb Raider reboot off the ground, although there had not been much progress on the project for quite some time. However, it was recently revealed how the studio have chosen their guy to direct the new Tomb Raider movie, while they also have someone on board to pen the screenplay for the film.
With that said, it could still be quite some time before we see the new Tomb Raider project going into development, which means that we could still have quite some time before an actress is cast in the role of Lara Croft. That does not mean that we cannot put some names forward and some fans have mentioned a name that will surprise a lot of people.
British beauty Gemma Atkinson has enjoyed a successful career on British television but she has not exactly made a name for herself in Hollywood. Gemma supposedly tried out for the role of Supergirl and failed but fans feel she could be perfect for Lara Croft in Tomb Raider. The character is also British and Gemma Atkinson does have the body for the role, along with plenty of acting talent, so could well be the perfect fit.
Who do you think should play the role of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider?