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Lara Croft is back . . . but not Jolie

Written by Sharon Eberson on .

Jolie as CroftCyberspace is abuzz with reports that Lara Croft will once again jump from the video-game consoles to the movie screen. The Hollywood Reporter says, "The new project, however, is expected to revamp the character and her mission and bear little resemblance to the original pictures. It will reimagine the origins of the character, her love interest and the main villain."

One of the ways it won't resemble the first two films is that Angelina Jolie will not star as Lara. Some rumors have Megan Fox ("Transformers") taking the lead, but MTV.com and cinematical.com say no way.

The first two films starring Jolie had impressive co-stars, too, including Daniel Craig in the 2001 original and Gerard Butler in "Cradle of Life."

Neither film was a critical success, but the fanboys came out. "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" earned $275 million worldwide, and the sequel took in $157 million.

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