A new image of Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft has surfaced from the upcoming “Tomb Raider” reboot.
The picture, which appeared on IMDB just after the first official photos of Vikander in the role were released, shows the actress looking tired, caked in dust, and holding a climbing ax. The image seems to take place in a desert environment, which is different from the other pictures released as they’ve featured Lara in a forest/jungle and by the sea.
“Tomb Raider” will follow a young Lara Croft, following the lead of the 2013 video-game reboot of the series, “Tomb Raider.” The movie features a 21-year-old Lara who, after refusing to take over her missing father’s global business empire, decides to investigate his disappearance. This search leads her to his last known location: a tomb on an island off the coast of Japan.
The 28-year-old Swedish actress has starred in a number of acclaimed films, including “Jason Bourne,” “Ex Machina,” and “The Danish Girl,” for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Vikander is the second person to play Lara Croft on the big screen, following Angelina Jolie. Jolie’s two outings in the role were successful, with her “Tomb Raider” movies having grossed a combined $431 million worldwide.
“Tomb Raider” will open on March 16, 2018. The film is directed by Roar Uthaug, who directed 2015’s “The Wave. The movie also stars Dominic West as Lord Richard Croft, Walton Goggins as Father Mathias Vogel and Daniel Wu as Lu Ren.