First Look! Tomb Raider Film Trailer Revealed
Coming March 2018
By Alex Burns
Warner Bros. & MGM have revealed the first trailer for their Tomb Raider reboot. Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft taking over the role previously played by Angelina Jolie in the 2000's adaptations.
“Seven years after the disappearance of her father, 21-year-old Lara has refused to take the reins of his global business empire, instead working as a bike courier in London while taking college classes. Eventually she becomes inspired to investigate her father’s disappearance and travels to his last-known location: a tomb on an island somewhere off the coast of Japan. 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.”
“When I was asked to take on this role I got really excited—Lara Croft is a truly iconic character,“ Vikander stated. “I think people can identify with her for lots of different reasons, but for me I very much see her as a model for many young women. She’s trying to carve out her place in the world and connect her future with her past. She also has a fantastic mix of traits—tough, smart, vulnerable, plus she’s kick ass! She is also uniquely different to other characters I have taken on previously. It’s a lot of fun trying to get into Lara’s head and the challenge of getting to grips with such a physical role is an element of this project that I find an absolute thrill.”
The reboot is heavily inspired by the 2013 Square Enix & Eidos Montreal video game reboot. Based on the synopsis the film, the reboot also shares several elements from the story of that game as well notably, Lara having to survive against the odds whilst stranded on an inhospitable island, check out the original trailer for that game below.
Directed by Roar Uthaug, the film also stars Dominic West as Lara's father, Daniel Wu as a ship captain and ally to Lara and Walton Goggins as the film's main villain.
The new Tomb Raider movie is set for release in cinemas March 16, 2018