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Old 31-10-16, 10:20   #1
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Default New details emerge on film and backstory

So I can't link to the full article as you need to subscribe but basically it states that the film starts with Lara living in East London and the film features a supporting female and real relationships with the characters and how important it is that it passed the Bechdel test for her because the films focus on females. Sounds definitely like it ties in with the game universe. It also mentions that she will wear clothes from the 2013 reboot.

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TR2018 passing the Bechdel test can only mean good things -- *dances*
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Living in East London? So they're going to use the reboot bio, huh? I mean, it kind of was to be expected but I still can't help but be disappointed. Good news about the Bechdel test, though.
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I hope that means Sam is indeed in the film and they dont, "invent" a friend.
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I hope that means Sam is indeed in the film and they dont, "invent" a friend.
They'll have to "invent" one either way, considering Sam was an empty husk of a character. There's barely anything to her they could use, I mean, hell, her one defining character trait is "constantly gets kidnapped". So yeah, even if they do use Sam, they'll have to come up with their own character and personality for her because she simply didn't have one in the game.

I just hope the writer actually looked at the entire TR franchise and all iterations of Lara before working on the script, rather than just the reboot games.
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Old 31-10-16, 13:37   #6
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Doesn't Lara live in the West end in the games? The Threatre district? Not East London. Oh well! That's a minor detail. Interesting that she says there are actually relationships and stories. I'm guessing they're going to build up the side characters far better than the Reboot did.
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I wonder if they'll stick to Lara having studied at UCL and being the same age at 21 years old or being slightly older like 22-25 while still being inexperienced...
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They'll have to "invent" one either way, considering Sam was an empty husk of a character. There's barely anything to her they could use, I mean, hell, her one defining character trait is "constantly gets kidnapped". So yeah, even if they do use Sam, they'll have to come up with their own character and personality for her because she simply didn't have one in the game.

I just hope the writer actually looked at the entire TR franchise and all iterations of Lara before working on the script, rather than just the reboot games.
You know exactly what I meant when I made that post. I don't want them doing something like adding some random blonde haired white girl to be Lara's friend. AKA I don't want them to whitewash the cast.

Also, you are simplifying Sam's character way too much. She was shown several times as being a good friend to Lara, including standing up to Reyes on Lara's behalf. Beyond that, Sam picked up a gun a killed a few Solarii without resorting to tears. Did she get kidnapped one too many times? Without question! Obviously, I would like that changed.
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Yep, it was West London. Although, in Rise it looked like she'd moved into cheaper accommodation. Perhaps the film decided to start her off there.

Anyway, that's not much to go on, but that explains the filming here in the UK, I guess.

If Sam is in it, it's possible they looked at the comics to get more of an idea of her character too, as well as talking to CD.
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They should really cast the lady from Suicide Squad.

Karen Fukuhara I think her name is, she'd be literally perfect and I can actually picture liking her depending on the script if they choose her.
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