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Moon-Safari 02-09-22 00:12

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Originally Posted by PinkyPromise (Post 8372151)
They are Ben Wheatley's script sketches. We also had the leaked prologue with Lara diving in Cozumel.

The sequel was called "Shadow of TR" and we see that Trinity wants to steal a dagger from Lara mansion (in his instagram count is the whole scene). It would not be strange if Lara found Chak Che's dagger in Cozumel at the beginning and they wanted to steal it.

we know it would be a free shadow/rise mix

I hope if they do continue this movie series they drop trinity. In the games too. It's kind of sacrilege and already used in the matrix. I would rather they just go back to calling it the Illuminati and drop all the pretense. Illuminati is as much of a classic villain now as Natla. Just go merge Natla and the illuminati and atlanteans or something.

GeekOfComedy 02-09-22 16:21

I know everyones excited by the concept art but I have to say - I think the story it's depicting is super generic.

Croft Manor is raided - what's new. Their stealing a dagger instead of the all seeing eye from 2001. She has a globe in her front yard :rolleyes: and her trophy room looks like a museum. It just - it just isn't getting the vibe of Tomb Raider right. The trophy room (as seen in Tomb Raider 3 1998) should still feely homely but like a prized collection from her most extraordinary adventures. I actually don't like the take of her trophy room when it has a million artefacts; I think it's much more meaningful when it is just a dinosaur head, a shot up scion and a dragons dagger.

Seeing a bunch of vases and statues is just meaningless furnishing and to be honest - if she is more selective in what she takes, it actually doesn't make the colonist aspect of who she is that harsh because she's really only after the most special, certain treasure versus a load of "ancient junk" which is typically what the newer variations of the Manor is filled full of.

I think if her trophy room is just a dinosaur head, a shot up scion, a Chinese dragons dagger and the infamous medusa mask - it says a lot more about her character and that's what the TOMB RAIDER story lives and dies by and separates her from Indiana Jones. Indiana Jones is a Spielberg amalgamation of B-Movies from the years before with his blockbuster aesthetic where as Toby Gard and Heather Gibson have stated in newer interviews he was mostly inspired by big epics. Where as Indiana Jones is running through tight corridors and boulders, reminiscent of B-Movies - Lara should be exploring exotic locations that she's out of place in. She should be running up giant steps that you feel once upon a time, giants roamed on.

I love a Manor raid but if they're going to redux that then how can they tell the story differently.

...So while I'd love a Tomb Raider 2 (Ben Wheatley version depicted here) between those opening boards and this - I don't think this film would have magically elevated the franchise, it would be more of the same.


Edit #2: Creatives really need someone to empathise and understand Lara Croft AND TOMB RAIDER. When we say Croft Manor, you can't think like an old fashioned movie writer and be it's a big blockbuster, epic visuals so her trophy room is the size of a museum. What makes the brand appeal so broadly was the fact WOMEN and MEN would love to live in Croft Manor, it was a very reasonable sized estate that's fancier than anything we'd over own but I never once felt Lara was Jeff Bezos rich.

Like just give me a house this sized; don't be going all Downtown Abbey or Hatfield House on us! https://twitter.com/Nicobass_DOX/sta...564867/photo/1

Moon-Safari 02-09-22 18:08

^This is a great post, GeekofComedy. You raise some great points. I'm glad that movie didn't happen. It is just a repeat without any thoughtfulness put into it and it doesn't get the character or the manor right. They don't understand Tomb Raider and it feels very random and haphazard the way they went about throwing all the different elements together.

PinkyPromise 02-09-22 19:23

Ben Wheatley's version was a smaller and cheaper movie (talk about 50M) so, the assault on the mansion I think it would be something more minimalist than in TR2001

For now we have: a prologue of Lara diving in Mexico, some men stealing a dagger from her mansion... maybe with luck we can find out more about the story

Hopefully, in the future, maybe storyboards of Misha's story will also leak too

Cezar 05-09-22 18:01

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Originally Posted by PinkyPromise (Post 8372261)
Ben Wheatley's version was a smaller and cheaper movie (talk about 50M) so, the assault on the mansion I think it would be something more minimalist than in TR2001

For now we have: a prologue of Lara diving in Mexico, some men stealing a dagger from her mansion... maybe with luck we can find out more about the story

Hopefully, in the future, maybe storyboards of Misha's story will also leak too

Where have you seen Lara diving in Mexico? Could you post a link, please?

PinkyPromise 05-09-22 19:13

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Originally Posted by Cezar (Post 8372554)
Where have you seen Lara diving in Mexico? Could you post a link, please?

Ben Wheatley's assistant posted 3 pages of Amy Jump's script on a job site. The film was called "Shadow of Tomb Raider" and started with Lara diving in Cozumel. There wasn't much else. It was shared here.

Cezar 05-09-22 19:25

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Originally Posted by PinkyPromise (Post 8372567)
Ben Wheatley's assistant posted 3 pages of Amy Jump's script on a job site. The film was called "Shadow of Tomb Raider" and started with Lara diving in Cozumel. There wasn't much else. It was shared here.

Could you post the link please? It's hard to find it.

PinkyPromise 05-09-22 19:26

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Originally Posted by Cezar (Post 8372569)
Could you post the link please? It's hard to find it.

here:

https://fliphtml5.com/qkcig/axpe/basic

Cezar 05-09-22 19:50

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Originally Posted by PinkyPromise (Post 8372570)

Thank you, great finding! I missed it earlier :o

PinkyPromise 05-09-22 21:54

OMG new concepts art:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CiJAK5lK1mT/

It wasn't the croft mansion! it was a museum

Alan was back (Nick Frost character) he was a security guard now lol

Rourke was the villain


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