The first trailer for the Oscar winning Alicia Vikander led Tomb Raider reboot has been officially released online.
Drawing inspiration from the 2013 video game reboot the film aims to tell the origin of a young Lara Croft as she searches for the truth behind her fathers disappearance.
While the trailer wont win any awards I’m hopeful that if movie isn’t a montage of Vikander jumping and slow motion falling, it will turn out to be a bit of fun. If nothing else, at least they got Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) for a cameo.
The film stars Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina, The Danish Girl), Dominic West (Money Monster, 300), Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained), Daniel Wu (Into the Badlands).
Directed by Roar Uthaug (The Wave), and written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet who is currently attached to write for Captain Marvel, Gotham City Sirens, and Sherlock Holmes 3.
The official synopses reads:
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.
Tomb Raider is scheduled to be released on March 16, 2018 by Warner Bros. Pictures.