Fake for Real: Actress Plays Virtual Character

Van Mensvoort
November 11th 2007

Tomb Raider, featuring superwoman Lara Croft, was one of the most successful video games of its generation. Although many computer games had previously been created as spin-offs of Hollywood blockbusters, Tomb Raider was the first game to be taken as inspiration for a movie. The studio had to find an actress who resembled a 3D game character made of polygons. Luckily, Angelina Jolie turned out to be perfect for the role.

From our Fake for Real series.

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Koert van Mensvoort
Posted 03/07/2008 – 12:18

You are right Blake, but as you already said: Super mario borthers - the movie sucked, so that doesn't count as a serious effort from the movie industry to create a movie from a game.

Blake Williams
Posted 03/07/2008 – 01:12

um, super mario brothers the movie. It sucked but it did come out about 15 years before tomb raider

Posted 15/11/2007 – 10:38

yea and now they're rendering Angelina Jolie into 3D for Beowulf

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