After years in development, fans at last have their first official look at the big-screen adaptation of “Tomb Raider.”
Warner Bros. and MGM have revealed a pair of images Alicia Vikander as archaeologist-adventure Lara Croft in the highly anticipated franchise reboot. The official stills arrive mere weeks after photos leaked from the set of the film.
Inspired by the 2013 reboot of the long-running video game series, “Tomb Raider” is characterized as an origin story that introduces a 21-year-old Lara who, seven years after the disappearance of her father, has refused to take over the family’s global business empire. Instead she works as a bike courier in London while attending school. However, she’s eventually spurred to investigate her father’s disappearance, and heads to his last known location — a tomb on an island off the coast of Japan.
Vikander of course succeeds Angelina Jolie as iconic video-game heroine Lara Croft, a role she originated in the 2001 action-adventure “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” and reprised in the 2003 sequel “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider — The Cradle of Life.” The films grossed a combined $431 million worldwide.
Directed by Norwegian filmmaker Roar Uthaug (“The Wave”), “Tomb Raider” also stars Dominic West, Walton Goggins and Daniel Wu. The film opens March 16, 2018.