Phoebe Waller-Bridge reportedly writing Tomb Raider TV series
Phoebe Waller-Bridge is reportedly set to write a new take on Tomb Raider for Amazon.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, sources claim the Emmy-winning star and creator of Fleabag is developing a new TV series based on the popular game, writing scripts and executive producing. Amazon is yet to confirm the news.
The character of Lara Croft, an archaeological adventurer, has previously been brought to the big screen by Angelina Jolie in two films and more recently, Alicia Vikander in 2018. After that film underperformed, a planned sequel was cancelled and in 2022, MGM lost their rights to the franchise.
In December, it was announced that Amazon Games struck a deal with Crystal Dynamics to publish the next instalment of the gaming series.
It was also announced in 2021 that Netflix would create an anime series featuring the character, voiced by Hayley Atwell, but a release date is unclear.
This week saw news that Waller-Bridge would be writing and developing an adaptation of dark comedy novel Sign Here for Amazon. The book, by Claudia Lux, tells the story of a guy working in hell.
Waller-Bridge, whose comedy Fleabag won four Emmy awards, recently re-upped her deal with Amazon after other studios tried to nab her with sources claiming it was worth something in the mid-eight-figure range.
She had been attached to a new series based on the hit movie Mr and Mrs Smith alongside Donald Glover but left when her vision for the project was different to his. The series, now co-starring Maya Erskine, is set to be released later this year.
Waller-Bridge, who was one of Bond thriller No Time to Die’s screenwriters, will next be seen on the big screen next to Harrison Ford and Antonio Banderas in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. Next year, she will be part of John Krasinski’s fantasy comedy If starring Ryan Reynolds and Steve Carell.