It’s been 15 years since Lara Croft graced the silver screen with Angelina Jolie’s Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. Now, the movie is taking a page from the video games in terms of direction as the new film will be a soft reboot of the series and will feature a younger Lara Croft played by actress Alicia Vikander.
The new iteration of Lara Croft will be based on Square Enix’s newer games Tomb Raider (2013) and Rise of the Tomb Raider (2015). Everything from the outfits and settings to explore will be based on those games, so this movie will be familiar to fans of the video game series.
The film will focus on a younger Lara who decided to abandon her life as a college student in East London to chase adventure in a “fabled tomb” in the coast of Japan and how she will earn her title as tomb raider. Check out the full synopsis of the movie below:
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.
The movie will be released on March 16, 2018 and will star Dominic West, Walton Goggins, and Kristin Scott Thomas alongside Vikander. Check out the official trailer below: