Alicia Vikander is the new Lara Croft in “Tomb Raider.” Warner Bros. just sent out some impressive photos of the Academy-Award winning actress in her full action mode. And we do love female action heroes!
From the Warner Bros. release, we discover 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.”
Her adventure in search of her father’s last-known destination takes her to “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.”
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, “Tomb Raider” is a prequel to the previous films starring Angelina Jolie and charts Croft’s journey to becoming a global hero. Alicia Vikander (“Ex Machina,” “The Danish Girl”) stars in the adventure thriller, which is directed by Roar Uthaug (“The Wave”), with Oscar-winner Graham King (“The Departed”) producing under his GK Films banner.
The press release notes this is the 20th anniversary of the popular videogame franchise from Square Enix, Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal.
“Tomb Raider” also stars Dominic West (“Money Monster,” “300”), Walton Goggins (“The Hateful Eight,” “Django Unchained”) and Daniel Wu (AMC’s “Into the Badlands”).
Scenic locations where the film was shot include South Africa and the UK, and the script is by Geneva Robertson-Dworet. “Tomb Raider” will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by MGM.
“Tomb Raider” will be released March 16, 2018.