Story by: Jack Foley
LARA Croft (aka Angelina Jolie) is back in cinemas this July,
and facing her greatest challenges and dangers yet.
During the latest installment of her adventures, the intrepid
tomb raider jet skies, rides horses, motorcycles and much more
through such exotic locations as Hong Kong, Kenya, Wales, Greece
and Africa as she searches for an infamous site known as The Cradle
Brought to the screen by the original Tomb Raider producers,
Lawrence Gordon (Die
Hard, 48 Hours) and Lloyd Levin (Boogie Nights), Lara Croft
Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life is directed by Jan De Bont
(Speed, Twister), and
stars Angelina Jolie (Girl Interrupted, Original Sin), along with
returning cast members Noah Taylor (Vanilla
Sky, Max) and Christopher Barrie
(Red Dwarf). Gerard Butler (Timeline), Ciaran Hinds (The
Road To Perdition, The
Sum of All Fears) and Djimon Hounsou (The
Four Feathers, Gladiator)
join the cast of the film, which is executive produced by Jeremy
Heath Smith (Lara Croft: Tomb
"The combination of an action director like Jan De Bont
and our greatest asset, Angelina Jolie, makes this the perfect
marriage," says producer Lawrence Gordon.
"In addition, we have an incredibly inventive story that
entertains and advances the characters."
"We're raising the stakes significantly with the sequel,
telling an edgier, more dangerous and exciting tale," adds
producer Lloyd Levin. "Lara is taking us on a wildly ambitious
journey this time, and I'm especially looking forward to watching
Angelina rise to the challenge."
The Cradle of Life develops the character of aristocratic Lara
Croft, the beautiful sexy heroine of Eidos Interactive's phenomenally
successful, Tomb Raider game series.
For an action director like Jan De Bont, the film is exactly
the kind of roller coaster ride that made his reputation.
"I have always been in love with the Lara Croft character
in Tomb Raider and was convinced it would make a fantastic franchise,"
says De Bont.
"To have an incredibly exciting heroine like her is the
most ideal thing for a director like me.
"Add to that Angelina Jolie, who is both talented and daring
enough to do her own stunts, and we have something really amazing."
Dean Georgaris' script is based on an original story by Kirk
Petruccelli & Lloyd Levin.
Stemming from the Eidos Interactive Game Series developed by
Core Design, The Cradle of Life pits Lara Croft against her greatest
challenges and dangers yet, and her physical prowess is tested
as never before.
During the course of filming, the production will travel from
Hong Kong to Kenya and from Wales to Greece.
In addition, elaborate interior and exterior sets, built at
the production's home base, Pinewood Studios, located outside
London, will bring the world of Lara Croft vividly to life. Before
she took on the role of Lara Croft, Angelina Jolie embarked on
a serious training regime to regain the physical aptitude she
displayed in the first Tomb Raider.
Win tickets to the premiere of the latest instalment of the
Tomb Raider adventures starring Angelina Jolie.
The latest offering sees archaeologist and explorer extraordinaire,
Lara Croft journey to a temple, sunken underwater, that leads
to a sphere that contains the mythical Pandora's Box, only to
have it stolen from her by Chen Lo, the leader of a Chinese crime
syndicate, who's in league with a bad guy named Reiss, who wants
to use the Box as a doomsday weapon.
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