This happened right at the height of hype around the original video game franchise.
Lara Croft’s first film appearance happened back in 2001 with the film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider starring Angelina Jolie, and it did pretty well.
In April of 2016, MGM and GK Films purchased the rights to the franchise and quickly got to work on a reboot.
With that, the rights to the franchise defaulted back to Crystal Dynamics, the developer of the game itself.
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