Following in the foot steps of the two somewhat mediocre Angelina Jolie starrers, a new Tomb Raider movie has apparently been considered by MGM for some time. We don’t yet know who is writing the script, but the producers,  who were reportedly trying to find a woman to direct the picture, eventually settled on Roar Uthaug [the Norwegian disaster movie The Wave]. I haven’t seen The Wave so I can’t comment, but Uthaug is a bit of a surprising choice nonetheless.

But of course this franchise is really all about who takes the title role [script?….nah, that’s not important!], and Deadline reports that Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Scrawl star Daisy Ridley is being considered for the role. We don’t know who else is in the running. I would personally pick Emily Blunt to play the part, but she doesn’t seem like the kind of person to tie herself down in this manner. The question remains if Ridley will want to star in two franchises [assuming the first new Tomb Raider film is a hit], one of them being a franchise that seems set to carry on indefinitely going by what we’ve been hearing.

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I'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.

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