grave robber is looking for a new home. Studios and streamers are bidding to acquire the film rights to the property that was for nine years at MGM and has now gone to producer Graham King and his GK Films.
The opening bids were taken last week, but things escalated into a bidding war.
Alicia Vikander starred in a 2018 grave robber reboot for MGM and GK Films which grossed $275 million worldwide and was to have a sequel directed by Lovecraft County designer Misha Green. This project is now dead and the role should be recast. The envelope reported the news for the first time.
MGM, which was recently sold to Amazon, participated in grave robber thanks to a 2013 deal with GK Films, which acquired the film rights from video game maker Square Enix in 2011. MGM did not respond to a request for comment.
Before grave robberWhile at MGM, Angelina Jolie starred in two feature films based on the character and released by Paramount: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003). These films have grossed $432 million worldwide. The property debuted in games in 1996.
The bidding war comes as studios and streamers are hungrier than ever for known IPs. A source describes the situation as a “feeding frenzy”.