SCI, the video game company that owns Lara Croft, along with her "Tomb Raider" franchise, is in talks with Paramount Pictures over licensing the property for a third movie, reports The Business Online. It claims that Angelina Jolie has once again expressed an interest in starring as Lara Croft.
The first two installments have grossed more than $400 million worldwide. The game was originally produced by Eidos, a company that was bought by SCI earlier this year.
Eidos reportedly took a one-off licensing fee from Paramount in 1998 and collected a percentage of the films' gross receipts. It also gets a cut of sales from "Tomb Raider" merchandising.
SCI is likely to negotiate a tougher deal for its property under chief executive Jane Cavanagh, adds Business Online.
I think it's pretty cool...I was suprised by the lack of interest in the second one. Though I too was disappointed by the previews etc, which made it look far less interesting and fun. Just seemed like a series that could do well.