Phoebe Waller-Bridge is developing a ‘Tomb Raider’ television series for Amazon

Phoebe Waller-Bridge is developing a ‘Tomb Raider’ television series for Amazon

Reportedly, Phoebe Waller-Bridge is producing a television series based on the popular video game franchise Tomb Raider.

Under the terms of her increased three-year contract with Amazon, Waller-Bridge will write the screenplays and executive produce the series, but she will not star in it.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dmitri M. Johnson will be joined by Ryan Andolina (former president of comedy and drama at Amazon) and Amanda Greenblatt (former head of overall deals).

Tomb Raider was initially published for PC and PS1 in 1996, followed by a series of sequels. The game starring Lara Croft had a remake in 2013, and Amazon Games announced in 2017 that they would be publishing a second reboot of the game in 2018.

Angelina Jolie portrayed Lara Croft in a theatrical adaptation of Tomb Raider in 2001, with a sequel released in 2003. A revival starring Alicia Vikander was launched in 2018.

Aubrey Plaza expressed interest in portraying Lara Croft in a new Tomb Raider film last year.

At one point, Waller-Bridge was slated to star in a television adaptation of the 2005 film Mr. & Mrs. Smith alongside Donald Glover. Eventually, the actress exited the Amazon-led production.

There were also speculations that Waller-Bridge was working on an untitled Amazon series in March of 2017; however, according to The Hollywood Reporter, this was not Tomb Raider.

Helena, Indiana Jones’ goddaughter, will be portrayed by Waller-Bridge in the upcoming reboot film Indiana Jones & The Dial Of Destiny.

Waller-Bridge told Empire, “She’s a mystery and a marvel.” James Mangold, the film’s director, described the character as “slippery, charming, the girl next door, and a con artist,” while Harrison Ford described Helena as “a pioneer in ethical accounting.”

The fifth adventure of Indy has been described as the series’ finale. It is the first installment not directed by George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, who act as executive producers. On June 30, Indiana Jones & The Dial of Destiny will be released.

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