Years have passed since the release of the last Tomb Raider movie. After great anticipation, the official teaser and movie poster have been unveiled. The full trailer will premier tomorrow at 9AM PST. See Alicia Vikander as she gets into the boots of the greatest explorer and the queen of gaming, Lara Croft. Download the official movie fan kit, here to decorate your social media profiles with Alicia Vikander’s Lara Croft!
Tomb Raider first hit the silver screens starring Angelina Jolie in 2001, with “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider”, and becoming the highest grossing film on its weekend. Due to the immense success, a sequel was made, also starring Angelina Jolie and hit theaters in 2003, “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Light”. Fifteen years after the last Tomb Raider movie premiered, a new adventure will hit the big screens March 16th, 2018, simply titled “Tomb Raider” and it stars the Oscar-winning Alicia Vikander. The movie is planned to retell an origin story for Lara Croft, based on the 2013 game’s adventure, putting Lara Croft’s backstory under a new light.
In a race against time to find The Triangle of Light, Lara Croft goes on a globe-trotting journey to get an ancient artifact with the power to manipulate time, before the clandestine Illuminati order gets to it. She ventures to Angkor Wat, Venice and Siberia in an action-packed adventure.
Searching for the infamous Pandora’s Box, an ancient chest containing a plague that can wreak havoc on Earth, if opened, Lara Croft ventures from Greece to China and Kenya in dangerous and action-packed journey that will force her to take extreme measures for mankind’s survival.
In search of her father’s last-known destination, Lara Croft ventures to a fabled tomb on a mythical island off the coast of Japan. Suddenly, the stakes couldn’t be higher for Lara, who must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown, in this origin story for a heroine.
AN ICON IN THE MAKING
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.
Going explicitly against his final wishes, she leaves everything she knows behind 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.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, “Tomb Raider” is the story that will set a young and resolute Lara Croft on a path toward becoming a global hero. The film stars Oscar winner Alicia Vikander (“Ex Machina,” “The Danish Girl”) in the lead role, under the direction of Roar Uthaug (“The Wave”), with Oscar-winner Graham King (“The Departed”) producing under his GK Films banner. The film’s production begins on the heels of the 20th anniversary of the wildly 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”).
Shooting on location in South Africa and the UK, Uthaug directs from a script by Geneva Robertson-Dworet. The director’s behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography George Richmond (“Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”); production designer Gary Freeman (“Maleficent”); Oscar-nominated editor Stuart Baird (“Skyfall,” “Gorillas in the Mist”); and costume designer Tim Wonsik (key costumer, “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”).
“Tomb Raider” will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by MGM.