Alicia Vikander has shed some new light on what the plot of the new Tomb Raider reboot will be, and when exactly we’ll find Lara Croft when the film begins. While we await a trailer (sure to come out of SDCC next weekend), we do have a brand new image from the upcoming movie.
“She has all the fierce, tough, curious, intelligent traits,” Vikander says of this take on the iconic video game character, “but we’ve stripped away all of her experience. She hasn’t gone on an adventure just yet. She thought he was a stuck up businessperson living in the modern youth culture of suburban London, but then this whole box of information. This is the beginning.”
You can check out the brand new photo, which positions Lara in a rather perilous situation:
Directed by Roar Uthaug (The Wave), the Tomb Raider reboot has assembled a particularly talented ensemble. Not only is Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander leading the film as Lara Croft, but she will be accompanied throughout the film by a number of talented veteran names, including Dominic West as her father Lord Richard Croft, Walton Goggins as the villainous Mathias Vogel, and Daniel Wu as Lu Ren.
Vikander also revealed that she feels even more motivated to make this take on Tomb Raider and Lara Croft the best it can possibly be, following her own personal viewing of director Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman earlier this year:
“I went to the cinema and saw Wonder Woman the other day. It’s a mixture of joy and sadness pouring over me, as I was thinking, ‘Oh, my God, I haven’t seen women onscreen like that.’ And I wondered how many stories there have there been throughout the years that haven’t been told. If Wonder Woman made such an impact, which it deserves to, then we need to use ten times as much force to make some change. Because it needs to happen.”
Scripted by Transformers: The Last Knight scribe Geneva Robertson-Dworet, the new Tomb Raider movie is set to hit theaters on March 16, 2018.
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