One of these days we may end up suffering the existence of another Lara Croft: Tomb Raider movie. It may even have Angelina Jolie reprising the title role. Unfortunately for the few who actually like the video game adaptation and its sequel, this isn't yet the day. But it is a day to celebrate if you're a Lara Croft fan in general. The character is now getting her own online animated series. The show is called Re\Visioned: Tomb Raider and it will 'air' on Turner Broadcasting's GameTap broadband channel. Also, each episode will be written and drawn by a different big-name talent, like Jim Lee, Warren Ellis and Aeon Flux's Peter Chung. I don't know if the series' creators attempted to snag Angelina Jolie for the gig, but instead of her Minnie Driver will be voicing the character.
Yeah, poor Minnie Driver. To think ten years ago she was my ideal girlfriend thanks to Grosse Pointe Blank and Good Will Hunting. Nowadays it isn't easy to find her in any movie role, let alone an ideal girlfriend role. But taking a part in an internet cartoon is pretty low. Can't John Cusack make a sequel to Grosse Pointe Blank already? Or couldn't Matt Damon and Ben Affleck write a part for her in that new script they may be working on? I will admit that I love Driver's voice, which can also be heard in the English-language version of Princess Mononoke, as Brooke Shields in South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut and in the upcoming Simpsons: The Movie. So, I'll probably check out the series, at least for a listen. The first episode premieres on Tuesday with subsequent episodes premiering in the days following.