Video game star in album and film deal

The gun-toting babe video game character Lara Croft will soon be heard on record and seen on film.

Software producer and creator of the best-selling Tomb Raider game Eidos has signed a record deal and is on the verge of signing film rights for the character.

Lara will be played by model Nathalie Cook. This will be the first time a video game character has been portrayed on screen and disc by a real person.

Eidos worldwide marketing director Larry Sparks says: “At the moment we are going through the second marketing phase for Lara. We are keeping the brand fresh until Tomb Raider II is launched this Christmas.”

He says the album should be launched around Easter on the Naked Records label, which Eidos acquired last October.

He is also in discussions with a Hollywood studio for a film deal.

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