‘Tomb Raider’ in the Works at Amazon (Exclusive) – The Hollywood Reporter

Amazon is building a file Tomb rider franchise.

sources say Hollywood Reporter that the retail giant and streamer have teamed up with Dj2 Entertainment’s Dmitri M. Johnson for a massive rights deal to make Tomb rider Feature film, plus A newly announced TV series From Phoebe Waller-Bridge and at least 1 video game In the Lara Croft franchise.

The idea is to build a world connected to Tomb rider, With the video game, TV series, and movies all interconnected in a way similar to what Marvel has already accomplished. the Tomb rider A video game was announced in December, with possible additional games in the franchise.

One source familiar with the agreement described it as among Amazon’s largest commitments after that Lord of the rings. By comparison, Amazon is estimated to spend $250 million on rights alone Lord of the ringswith that deal covering a multi-season show (rings of power) as well as popup.

Representatives for Amazon and Johnson declined to comment.

While Waller-Bridge is attached to write the script for Tomb rider TV series – eg THR exclusively reported – Fleabag The Emmy Award winner is not involved in the movie or the game. Waller-Bridge is said to be big Tomb rider fan and was eager to star in the TV series, although she is not currently attached to star in the project that has the series greenlighted built into a larger Tomb rider rights deal. involvement in Tomb rider series that stems from its recently renewed overall deal with Amazon.

Johnson’s dj2 Entertainment has packaged the deal for Tomb rider anime series on Netflix, which included a two-season order. The company has spent the past year as well working on the equity. Last year, Crystal Dynamics regained control of the rights to Tomb rider games after Embracer completed its acquisition of Square Enix’s assets.

Johnson for his part and dj2 entertainment signed a first sight deal with Amazon Studios In February 2022. Under the agreement, dj2 – which co-produced sonic the hedgehog film – You will focus on adapting video game titles to the streaming device. Johnson’s DJ2 is also working on adaptation Life is strange And Disco Elysium Film and television projects.

Johnson is represented by the APA and Cowans DeBates.

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