Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Amazon team up for Tomb Raider series
James R | On 29, Jan 2023
Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Amazon are teaming up for a new Tomb Raider series.
The hit video game is no stranger to the screen, having been turned into three feature films starring Angelina Jolie for the first two and Alicia Vikander for the third. There’s even a Netflix anime series being released later this year, with Hayley Atwell voicing the iconic archaeologist Lara Croft. The latter was give a two-season order after a deal with Netflix and dj2 Entertainment.
Now, a new screen incarnation is in the works with THR reporting that the Fleabag creator is readying a live-action show. That is a result of Waller-Bridge’s overall deal with the online giant, which was recently renewed after an initial three-year pact. While Waller-Bridge is likely to write the scripts, there are no plans for her to star. She will, however, exec-produce alongside Dmitri M Johnson from his dj2 company.
Waller-Bridge has multiple projects in the works for Amazon, including Sign Here, based on Claudia Lux’s book, and a secret project greenlit in spring 2022 that remains a mystery and was at one point mooted to start production last year. Waller-Bridge was also attached to star alongside Donald Glover in a TV version of Mr & Mrs Smith, but she dropped out due to creative differences. Waller-Bridge will next be seen starring opposite Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones 5 and recently had a script credit on No Time to Die.
While Waller-Bridge remains a key player for Amazon, it also has wider plans for Lara Croft, with the online giant reportedly making a deal with dj2 Entertainment this month for the rights to make a Tomb Raider film and a video game, which would all link together in one connected universe.