If the name Lara Croft doesn’t ring any bells or trigger immediate glandular reactions, don’t worry. It just means you’re not a “Lara otaku” (video-gamer who spends most waking hours blinking at the world’s strongest/sexiest game heroine). First appearing on the small screen in 1966, Lara is a long-limbed, pouting beauty with an unquenchable thirst for adventure and justice, and a penchant for bondage fashion. Oh, and did I mention that she has breasts to rival the Great Pyramids?

The only actress who can conceivably bring all this to the big screen is Angelina Jolie. Currently known as the most eccentric/exciting babe in Hollywood, Jolie has built her reputation on two things: a pair of impossibly provocative lips and a series of suitably provocative statements. “How do you stay fit and beautiful?” an interviewer once asked her. “Oh,” she replied, “I have a lot of sex with my husband, Billy Bob Thornton.” Brilliant. Just the sort of person you’d associate with archaeology, excavation sites and other details of “tomb-raiding.”

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