Amazon to turn Tomb Raider into a Marvel-inspired Lara Croft franchise

Amazon to turn Tomb Raider into a Marvel-inspired Lara Croft franchise
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Amazon is creating a new Tomb Raider franchise based on the popular game series. The tech retail giant, which owns one of the largest streaming services, has teamed up with DJ2 Entertainment to acquire the rights to make a feature-length film about Tomb Raider Lara Croft, in addition to a recently announced TV series and at least one video game.
Sources note that the idea is to create an interconnected Tomb Raider world in which the video game, TV series and film are interconnected in the same way that Marvel Studios has already managed to do.
It is claimed that this will be one of Amazon's biggest projects since Lord of the Rings. Amazon is known to have spent $250 million on the film rights to The Lord of the Rings alone, with the deal covering not only the making of the series Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power, but other projects as well. The parties involved have so far declined to comment.
Recall that it was previously announced that a Tomb Raider anime series was in development at Netflix, but details are still relatively scarce. Crystal Dynamics studio is also developing a brand new Tomb Raider game, which is rumoured to be unveiled sometime later this year.What is known about the Tomb Raider series?
Phoebe Waller-Bridge will prepare the script, but she is not involved in either the film or the game. Waller-Bridge is said to be a big fan of the Lara Croft games and was keen to be involved in the development of the franchise. Her involvement in the Tomb Raider: Tomb Raider series stems from her recently renewed overall contract with Amazon. Whether she will star in the show has not yet been specified.