Tomb Raider (2001) - Synopsis

Tomb Raider (2001) - heading

Oscar® winner Angelina Jolie reinvents the modem action hero in "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001). "

Lara Croft was born into wealth and groomed at the most elite schools. She travels to dangerous and mysterious locales around the globe in search of rare, lost crypts and long-forgotten empires. She speaks numerous languages, is highly trained for combat and answers to no one, obeying only a desire for adventure.

But now she must face her greatest challenge yet: to find two halves of an ancient artifact buried in space and time. To possess it means ultimate power for its possessor. But to get there, she must fast take on a powerful and dangerous secret society. The fate of mankind rests in the hands of one Lara Croft, a twenty-first century heroine inspired by the most popular interactive video character in history.

Paramount Pictures and Mutual Film Company Present a Lawrence Gordon Production in association with Eidos Interactive Limited, Tomb Raider (2001), starring Academy Award® winner Angelina Jolie, and directed by Simon West. The Simon West Film is produced by Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin and Colin Wilson. Jeremy Heath-Smith is the executive producer, and Chris Kenny and Bobby Klein are the co-producers.

The story is by Sara B. Cooper, Mike Werb and Michael Colleary, the adaptation by Simon West and the screenplay by Patrick Massett & John Zinman based on the Eidos Interactive game series developed by Core Design. The film also stars Jon Voight, Iain Glen, Noah Taylor, Daniel Craig, Leslie Phillips and Christopher Barrie. This film is MPAA rated PG-13 for action violence and some sensuality.

Paramount Pictures is part of the entertainment operations of Viacom Inc. , one of the world's largest entertainment and media companies and a leader in the production, promotion and distribution of entertainment, news, sports and music.

Tomb Raider (2001) is co-financed by Paramount Pictures and Mutual Film Company. Paramount Pictures releases the film theatrically in the U. S. and Canada. Mutual Film Company will distribute internationally in Germany, Japan, Italy and Korea through its local partners and in the rest of the world through Paramount/UIP.