MOVIE NEWS – According to unnamed sources, the writer of the Tomb Raider TV series will be the creator and producer of Fleabag, but he will not star in the adaptation.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Indiana Jones and the Wheel of Fortune) is reportedly making a TV series based on the Tomb Raider video games. This was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
According to unnamed sources, Waller-Bridge will write the script for the series and does not plan to star in the TV adaptation. He will executive produce the series alongside former Amazon head of comedy and drama Ryan Andolina and former head of general contracts Amanda Greenblatt. No official comment or details have yet been released.
Tomb Raider is Waller-Bridge’s latest project with Amazon as part of his comprehensive deal with the streaming platform. He’s also developing and writing an adaptation of Claudia Lux’s novel Sign Here, “a darkly humorous, surprisingly touching and utterly gripping debut novel about a guy working in hell (literally) and on the verge of a big promotion.”
It was previously announced that Waller-Bridge has another series in the works for Amazon, which could be a drama, comedy or dramedy. According to The Hollywood Reporter’s unnamed source, Tomb Raider is not that project, but it’s also not known if that other series is still in production – it was scheduled to begin filming last year.
Netflix is making an anime series called Tomb Raider< based on the world of /a>. It will follow the adventures of Lara Croft after the events of the Crystal Dynamics reboot trilogy. The script is written by Tasha Huo, and Allen Maldonado (Heels, The Last OG) will voice Zip and Hayley Atwell (Peggy from the Captain America movies) will voice Lara Croft. In 2018, Alicia Vikander starred in the self-produced film adaptation of Tomb Raider.
Waller-Bridge will appear as Indy’s goddaughter Helena in Indiana Jones and the Wheel of Fortune. The first full trailer of the film was released in December. The film will be released on June 30, 2023.