Angelina Jolie obviously has a full schedule these days, so
Minnie Driver has been recruited to fill the tank top and short-shorts of
Lara Croft. The
Riches star is providing the voice for the lithe archaeologist/adventurer in
Re\Visioned: Tomb Raider, a new animated series from GameTap, Turner Broadcasting's video-game-themed broadband network. The first episode of the 10-part series premieres on July 10 at www.gametap.com/tombraider.
"World-famous writers and artists are each doing their own version of Lara Croft, telling a different story the way they see the character," says Ricardo Sanchez, vp of content for GameTap. Recruiting talent to reimagine the video-game icon, he says, was "really really easy... everybody had either played the game, seen the movies or read the comics, and all had great preconceptions about the character that they wanted to explore or debunk."
The first three-part adventure was written and directed by Aeon Flux creator Peter Chung. Subsequent episodes are being handled by a who's who of comic-book big shots, including Warren Ellis, Gail Simone, Jim Lee and Christos Gage. - Reporting by Rich Sands