Alicia Vikander’s Lara Croft sets out to solve the mystery of her missing father, and ends up uncovering more than she bargained for, in the second trailer for Tomb Raider.
Inspired by the 2013 reboot of the long-running video game series, Tomb Raider is an origin story that eschews the continuity of the two previous Angelina Jolie films, and instead focuses on a 21-year-old Lara, who initially refused to take over her family’s global business empire following the disappearance of her father. However, she’s soon drawn to solve the irresistible puzzle.
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. 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.
Leaving everything she knows behind, Lara goes 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.
Opening March 16, director Roar Uthaug’s Tomb Raider stars Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft, Dominic West as Lord Richard Croft, Walton Goggins as Father Mathias Vogel and Daniel Wu as Lu Ren
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