Camilla Luddington, Tomb Raider Interview (Geek Bomb)

By on August 31, 2013 | 1,124 comments

Camilla Luddington 08:06:2013Geek Bomb’s Maude Garrett sits down with Camilla Luddington to discuss auditions, Lara’s new iconic outfit, accents and tips on how to break into the gaming industry!

 

 

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Tomb Raider Surpasses 4 Million Copies in Sales

By on August 30, 2013 | 12 comments

A Survivor Is Born (Twin Pistols)

The Tomb Raider reboot released for the PS3, Xbox 360 & PC earlier this year and has finally sold more than 4 million copies world wide. This makes this the fastest selling game in the Tomb Raider franchise, according to a statement released by Darrell Gallagher. Gallagher is the former studio head of the Tomb Raider development team at Crystal Dynamics and is now the head of product development and studios for Square Enix.

Tomb Raider remains one of the biggest selling releases of 2013 in many major territories with more than 4 million units sold worldwide so far.

However, a few months after Tomb Raider’s release, Square Enix announced that the game failed to reach predicted sales targets. Crystal Dynamics defended Tomb Raider‘s sales, stating the reboot had the “most successful launch” of any game this year in addition to setting a new record for the highest sales in the franchise’s history.

Square Enix Announces Next-Gen Tomb Raider Sequel

By on August 23, 2013 | 544 comments

Tomb Raider Sequel Announcement

In a statement on Square Enix’s official blog, North American CEO Phil Rogers revealed that Crystal Dynamics is well into development on a next generation Tomb Raider sequel!

“Square Enix is in production with a number of next generation projects, including Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III, which were announced at this year’s E3, and Thief coming in 2014. I am also excited to reveal that we are well into development on a next-generation Tomb Raider sequel – something you may have heard about recently!”

Crystal head, Darrell Gallagher also released a statement on the official Tomb Raider blog.

“Hi – you may have read today that a next-generation sequel to Tomb Raider is in the works. We’re very excited to confirm that the team has started working on telling the next chapter in Lara’s tale. It’s still early days, so I’m afraid I can’t provide any further details for now save my assurance that we’re not resting on our laurels and acclaim from Tomb Raider’s recent successes, but working hard to raise the bar even higher and re-affirm the faith you’ve shown.”

I’m super excited for next-gen Lara!!! I hope Crystal Dynamics can make Lara Croft’s character model look similar to the turning point Lara. I can’t wait to see what Crystal comes up with for the next chapter in Lara’s saga.

 

You can read the full Square Enix note: here

Camilla Luddington’s Interview at MCM Comic-Con

By on August 22, 2013 | 1,364 comments

Camilla Croft

Back in late May during London’s MCM Comic-Con convention in a press-interview, Camilla Luddington discussed her part in playing the role of Lara Croft, and the possible opportunity to sign on as Lara Croft in the upcoming Tomb Raider film reboot produced by GK Films & MGM.

Both parties released a statement about the current project in the works:

GK Films had previously acquired the TOMB RAIDER film rights in 2011 from interactive entertainment company, Square Enix Ltd. King will serve as producer and development of the first film will begin immediately. No casting has been announced.

“Graham is one of the premier producers in this industry and I am delighted to be working with him on this exciting franchise. We look forward to developing more projects together in the future,” said Barber.

King said, “I am thrilled to partner with Gary and his MGM team on rebooting this successful TOMB RAIDER film franchise.  The enthusiasm over the recent game release is very encouraging and we can’t wait to bring it to the big screen.”

Keeley Hawes on The New Tomb Raider Reboot

By on August 21, 2013 | 484 comments

Keeley Hawes & Lara Croft (2013)

Female First interviewed Keeley Hawes at the end of April, after the new Tomb Raider game had launched a month prior. Female First asked Hawes a series of questions regarding her current and previous projects.

“Today I’ve been talking about doing the voice of Lara Croft. I mean Michael Gambon does voice overs all the time; it’s not something to be sniffed at now at all. We can theatre, TV and films all at the same time. More so than in the States, where for years you were either a TV actor or a film actor. That’s great for me; it would be a dull old world if you only ever did one thing.”

Talking about Tomb Raider, were you a little surprised that they didn’t have you back for the new game?

“No, I knew they weren’t going to. I did three games, which is quite a lot in that that world. They take long to make and I’d done documentaries about her, so I was quite happy to let her go. It needed a freshening up though, and the fact that they went back to the beginning is a very clever thing to do. It introduces her to a whole new audience and I’m proud to have been such a big part of the franchise for so long.”

I’ve always been a big fan of Keeley Hawes voicing the role of Lara Croft, although it was time for Keeley to pass down her Duel Pistols to Camilla Luddington 😉

 Source: Female First – Exclusive Interview

GameTap’s Tomb Raider Retrospective

By on August 19, 2013 | 1 comment

GameTap's Tomb Raider Retrospective

GameTap celebrated Tomb Raider’s 10 year anniversary by releasing a series of retrospective documentaries over a course of Nine weeks. The entire documentary with a 42-minute running time was also included on a bonus DVD with the Tomb Raider: Anniversary Collector’s Edition released in Europe.

The documentary was narrated by Keeley Hawes, British TV/film star and the former voice of Lara Croft, (Legend, Anniversary, Underworld, & Lara Croft: and The Guardian of Light)