Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Roar Uthaug's TOMB RAIDER Reboot Casts INTO THE BADLANDS Star Daniel Wu
Just shy of continuing his epic quest this Spring as the lead character of AMC's hit martial arts fantasy television series, Into The Badlands, actor Daniel Wu is now poised for a part in Roar Uthaug's forthcoming Tomb Raider reboot next to actress Alicia Vikander. As Variety tells it, the actor, best known for his career in a range of Hong Kong and Hollywood titles like Naked Weapon and Warcraft, will play the role of Lu Ren, a ship captain who assists our heroine's quest to find her father.
That heroine would be adventurer Lara Croft, the role previously coveted by actress Angelina Jolie for both the 2001 and 2003 films inspired by the longstanding Eidos/Square Enix adventure game franchise, scoring $432 million dollars collectively; Square Enix rebooted the game franchise with a younger 21-year old iteration of the character in 2013. The movie reboot itself, from Warner Bros., MGM and GK Films, has been brewing its development since 2011 prior to The Wave helmer Uthaug's attachment along with Vikander, and as of last month, Django Unchained and G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation actor Walter Goggins who will star as the villain.
The film is scheduled to release on March 16, 2018.