Saturday, February 18, 2006

Eidos Hits On the Next "Lara Croft" ...


February 14, 2006

20-year old London UK model Karima Adebibe has been chosen by Eidos games as the new international face of action hero 'Lara Croft'.Karima was chosen from thousands of hopefuls, and will now embark on a gruelling training programme to prepare for the role, including an SAS survival, combat and semi automatic weapons firing course.

The actress will also receive classes in archaeology, deportment, elocution and etiquette lessons in order to portray 'Lady Lara Croft', the 11th generation Countess action hero.

Once completely trained in the ways of video gaming's leading lady, Karima will be lined up for a host of international modelling assignments, starring in TV commercials, appearing on chat shows and travelling the globe well into 2008.

"This is an incredible opportunity for me and one which I plan to grasp with both hands" said Karima.

"It's a huge challenge to follow in the footsteps of people like Nell McAndrew and Angelina Jolie, but life is all about challenges and this is perhaps the biggest one for a model and actress."

"Karima has all the assets needed to accurately portray the world's favourite female action hero", said Matt Gorman, Brand Controller for Tomb Raider.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, "Tomb Raider" is one of the best selling videogames of all time, spun off into action figures, comic books, adventure novels and two major motion pictures.