Hours after it was announced that Amazon’s Prime Video was developing a Tomb Raider television series with Fleabag‘s Phoebe Waller-Bridge penning the scripts, it appears there’s more in store for Lara Croft. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Amazon has won the film rights to Tomb Raider and is also developing a new film.
Per the outlet, Amazon seems to have teamed up with Dmitri M. Johnson’s dj2 Entertainment to secure the film rights for Tomb Raider. It was previously announced in December that Amazon would also publish the next video game entry within the franchise. Amazon’s plan is to reportedly build out a connected world, much like with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, through television, film and video games. While financials regarding the deal are unclear, it’s thought that the deal is “among the largest commitments at Amazon after Lord of the Rings.” (Refresher: That deal ultimately cost Amazon $250 million just to secure the rights.)
THR was able to confirm that, while Waller-Bridge is penning the television series, she does not look to be involved with the film or video game. The film seems to still be in the very early stages and as of now has no writer, director or talent attached to the project.