When rumours of a new Tomb Raider film failed to come to fruition, fans wasted no time filling in the void in their fandom. Last year, we were treated to Croft, a 20-minute film shot in British Columbia, Canada, and starring Cassandra Ebner. And now there’s another fan-produced film on the horizon: Hunted.
Hunted is the brainchild of a group of talented actors, artists, and writers and is based on the hugely successful Tomb Raider 2013. Written by Kate Sykes and directed by Josh Pate, Hunted stars actress and cosplayer Anne Roig (aka “The Cosplay Mum”) as Lara Croft, cosplayer and Lara Croft Cosplay admin Sara LaRochelle as Sam Nishimura, director Josh Pate as Mathias, and artist and cosplayer Carla Lemley as Queen Himiko. Fans may know Carla for her amazing “Polygon Lara” cosplay, which was featured on the Kotaku website in June 2014.
The film is currently in production and will resume filming in September 2014. There is no official release date at present but you’re welcome to subscribe to their YouTube channel or visit their Facebook page for all the latest news and behind-the-scenes content.
Credits: The four character posters shown above were created and edited by Sara LaRochelle and Anne Roig. Queen Himiko costume created by Sarah-Jane Underhill.
Update: Guns & Grapple blogger Jaden Morretti has published a fantastic behind-the-scenes piece which takes a closer look at the upcoming film and its talented cast. She has also published interviews with each of the film’s cast members as well as some behind-the-scenes photos. Head on over to Guns & Grapple for more information about this amazing fan film in the making!