Currently showing Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Phoebe Waller-Bridge is already working on her new project: the serial adaptation of Tomb Raider. The brilliant creator of Fleabag promises a real revival of the 90s.
We can’t stop Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who thinks her recent experience in action films has given her the keys to successfully adapting the Tomb Raider video game for Amazon Prime Video.
The Fleabag star and creator currently stars alongside Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones in The Dial of Destiny. And she participated in the writing of the last James Bond with Daniel Craig in the skin of agent 007 with Dying can wait.
Now she can’t wait to use her newfound skills to help bring a well-known heroine to life. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Waller-Bridge reconnected with the Tomb Raider universe by once again immersing himself in games. Her undying love for Lara Croft led her to follow her instincts when Amazon asked her to help create a series when the movie franchise failed to ignite the box office.
“God, I felt like the teenager in me was saying, ‘Do what’s right for her, do justice to Lara‘” she said in an interview with. “The opportunity to have a female action character…. Having worked on Bond (in Dying can wait in 2021) and having worked as an actress on Indy, I feel like I prepared myself to that“.
In the rest of the interview, she elaborates on her ideas, wondering: “What if I could take the reins of an action franchise, with everything I learned, with a character I love, and also bring back some of that 90s vibe? It’s such a wonderful feeling to think you know what to do“with such a project.
Ultimately, she sees Tomb Raider as an opportunity to challenge the repetitive nature of the entertainment industry, which often relies on recycling and the habit of rebooting existing content or intellectual property that already has an audience. acquired.
“I feel like when you work in the industry you have to ride the wave and be assertive“, she said. “There’s room to do something really dangerous, and if I can do anything dangerous and exciting with Tomb Raider, it’s because I already have an audience that loves Lara and who, I hope, will continue to love her. And this is a very unusual position. It’s the old Trojan horse“.
Tomb Raider is currently in the early stages of development, and no announcements have been made as of yet regarding the star, director, or release date. You will have to be patient!