Warner Bros. shares the first look – and first details – for the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot.
Warner Bros. shared the first look at actress Alicia Vikander, who will be assuming the role of Lara Croft in the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot, on Twitter today.
First look: Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider. pic.twitter.com/2jMy2Drbu9— Warner Bros. UK (@WarnerBrosUK) March 27, 2017
There’s also an official synopsis, which you can check out below:
“Seven years after the disappearance of her father, 21-year-old Lara has refused to take the reins of his global business empire, instead working as a bike courier in London while taking college classes. Eventually she becomes inspired to investigate her father’s disappearance and travels to his last-known location: a tomb on an island somewhere off the coast of Japan. 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.”
Speaking with Vanity Fair, Vikander said that she was “really excited” when she was asked to take on the role of the iconic character. “I think people can identify with her for lots of different reasons, but for me I very much see her as a model for many young women. She’s trying to carve out her place in the world and connect her future with her past. She also has a fantastic mix of traits-tough, smart, vulnerable, plus she’s kick ass! She is also uniquely different to other characters I have taken on previously. It’s a lot of fun trying to get into Lara’s head and the challenge of getting to grips with such a physical role is an element of this project that I find an absolute thrill.”
Tomb Raider is set to release on March 16, 2018.