Tomb Raider [Official Trailer #1] Action, Adventure | 16 March 2018 (USA)
Starring: Alicia Vikander, Walton Goggins, Dominic West, Daniel Wu, Hannah John-Kamen
Director: Roar Uthaug
Nearly 17 years ago, Angelina Jolie became the iconic Lara Croft. Her incarnation of the character still stands as the number one video game adaptation, to this day. Back in March 2013, MGM had announced their acquisition to the rights to the “Tomb Raider” with the intent to follow the character’s own reboot in the Crystal Dynamics video game series.
Here’s the official synopsis from Warner Bros.
“Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone. Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can’t understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death.
Going explicitly against his final wishes, she leaves everything she knows behind in search of her dad’s last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. But her mission will not be an easy one; just reaching the island will be extremely treacherous. Suddenly, the stakes couldn’t be higher for Lara, who—against the odds and armed with only her sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit—must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown. If she survives this perilous adventure, it could be the making of her, earning her the name tomb raider.”
This time around Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl, Ex Machina, The Man from U.N.C.L.E) takes the lead with her own unique take on the role. Norwegian filmmaker Roar Uthaug whose last film “The Wave” (Bølgen) had critics on the edge of their seat with his tsunami-peril thriller, dares to bring the same level of intensity to this film. Joining Vikander is Walton Goggins (Vice Principals) as Mathias Vogel, Lara’s rival; Daniel Wu (Into the Badlands) as a ship captain Lu Ren who works with Lara on her adventure; and Dominic West (The Affair) as Lord Richard Croft, Lara’s father. With several other video game movies in development, time will tell if Vikander has what it takes to set it self from there rest.
Tomb Raider opens next spring, March 16, 2018.
Tomb Raider [Official Trailer #1]