With Black Panther continuing to slay the box office and A Wrinkle In Time opening in just a week, it appears to be a particularly scary time to release a tentpole film right now. The week following A Wrinkle In Time will bring us the latest video game adaptation, Tomb Raider, which now has an official running time thanks to the BBFC.
The BBFC stands for the British Board of Film Classification. It’s essentially the United Kingdom’s version of the MPAA. The BBFC provides upcoming films with classification and an official rating, but also tends to give an early look at the runtime of upcoming films. With Tomb Raider only two weeks away from release, the BBFC have revealed that Tomb Raider has a runtime of 118 minutes.
Considering most big-budget fare tends to clock in at over 2-hours nowadays, it’s a pretty lean running time. Although, with the trend of video game movies fumbling the source material on the big screen, only time will tell if the runtime will be effective for the story and for audiences desire to see Lara Croft up on the big screen again. With very little marketing and word-of-mouth for Tomb Raider thus far, we’ll have to wait and see if this is the movie that will put an end to the video game movie curse.
Are you looking forward to Tomb Raider? What are you hoping to see this film capture about the video games? Let us know in the comments below!
The film is directed by Roar Uthaug, and stars Alicia Vikander, Hannah John-Kamen, Walton Goggins, Kristin Scott Thomas, Dominic West, Nick Frost, and Daniel Yu.
Tomb Raider hits theaters March 16, 2018
10 Female Directors Who Could Helm DC’s Batgirl Movie
Batgirl was a project nobody knew was coming. It wasn’t part of the original DC Films slate back when it was announced in 2014. Yet in March 2017 it was announced that former The Avengers director Joss Whedon had been chosen by Warner Bros. and DC to helm a Batgirl movie. No progress was made on the project, but it seemed Warner Bros. was serious in the film as they announced it as part of their lineup at Comic-Con in 2017.
Yet after a year, Joss Whedon departed Batgirl. It isn’t known if Warner Bros. will still continue to actively pursue the film or if they will shelve it. It does appear though that the studio does plan to pick a woman to direct the film if they decide to move forward with the project. There are plenty of women working in Hollywood that would jump at the chance to direct a superhero film and plenty that would bring a unique perspective to the character.
These are just ten wonderful directors that could helm DC’s Batgirl movie. Click Next to get started!