Tomb Raider's recent moves reveal a wider scope than previously assumed, including a relaunch of the franchise in various multimedia fields and the creation of a connected world between games, television series, and movies.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, an Emmy winner, is expected to direct a Tomb Raider TV series for Crystal Dynamics, according to Amazon. This week, the company announced that it would direct the new Tomb Raider video game in the works at Crystal Dynamics.
The Hollywood Reporter's ignorance reveals Amazon's ongoing work, which might also include a new game and a Tomb Raider TV series, forming an interconnected universe through a major Marvel or Star Wars-style project.
According to a source in the trade publication, Tomb Raider is one of Amazon's largest ever multimedia projects, immediately following The Lord of the Rings in terms of scale and capital expenditure.
Due to Amazon's lack of TV series and film news, it's unclear whether or not a confirmation will be given at this point, but some changes may be forthcoming shortly. The new Tomb Raider chapter in videogame terms is already confirmed, and according to some rumors it's already well underway and destined to arrive before Perfect Dark, another title currently in development at Crystal Dynamics.