There are movie rights available for Tomb Raider. But, according to a report from TheWrapAmazon-owned MGM, they waited too long to make its 2018 sequel grave raider. So instead, the film freed up the rights to the next Hollywood studio looking to take a stab at adapting the long-running video game franchise.

It seems several studios are bidding against each other for the grave raider rights, TheWrap reports. Since the license has no obligation to retain the same cast and crew, there is the possibility of a complete reboot of Lara Croft’s character.

Alicia Vikander played Lara Croft in 2018’s heavy raider, with mixed reviews criticizing the series’ portrayal of the archaeologist. Ace, as we mentioned in our judgment at the time, is MGM’s grave raider. A 2013 game seems to combine elements of early 2000s grave raiders. Angelina Jolie starred in the film adaptation (which didn’t even get the best reviews).

Originally, MGM planned to release a sequel in 2021, but the Covid-19 pandemic has likely delayed production. In 2020, the film’s director, Ben Wheaton, said: The forget its sister site polygon That he is still committed to making the film, but it is “in the haze of Covid.” So it’s possible Amazon’s MGM acquisition in March also had something to do with the studio’s decision not to greenlight another grave raider.

On the small screen, Netflix is still doing an animated series called Adaptation about grave raiders. The series, which has no official release date yet, will follow the Shadow of the Tomb Raider trilogy reboot.

MGM has lost the right to produce Tomb raider dry.