It’s been 13 years now since we saw Angelina Jolie take on the iconic role appearing originally in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in 2001 followed by the sequel (which also starred a pre-James Bond Daniel Craig) Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life in 2003. Earlier this year it was announced that Oscar winning actor and all-round lovely lady Alicia Vikander would take on the title role and we here at HeyUGuys are rather excited about it!
Vikander shot to fame in recent years starring in the likes of Ex Machina, Jason Bourne and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. but it was The Danish Girl starring opposite Eddie Redmayne that propelled her into the limelight (unless of course you’d seen Ex Machina then you knew there as something special about her). Her relatively short career peaked this year after winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. To add to the awards and a stunning set of performances, she is now one half of Hollywood’s most powerful couples as she and her The Light Between Oceans co-star Michael Fassbender are officially together (see our interview with the pair here).
We recently caught up with powerhouse Producer Graham King for his World War II movie Allied (out this Friday 25th November). During the interview asked him about a couple of his future projects. He gave us some great info on The Departed TV series spin-off (which you can see here) as well as giving us a little insight into what we can expect from the next instalment in Tomb Raider.
Producer Graham King Interview
When asked what we can expect from this new movie and how the tone would differ from the Angelina Jolie movies, he said (full video below):
“Well this is kind of what we call a ‘back to the roots story’. This is a young Lara Croft in search to see if her father is dead or alive, so it has a very emotional part to it and i think that’s what Alicia found so interesting about it. I think the storytelling is really good and i think we’ve got the right crew and a great director and I think it’s going to be really fun making a film like this”.
I think we always knew that the story would be going back to the origins of Lara Croft but it now sounds like the adventure begins with Croft hunting for her father. Time will tell exactly where we’ll be heading but no doubt it’ll be a great adventurous ride along the way.
Click this way for the full interview with Graham and you can see all our Allied coverage in this handy link here including an interview with Director Robert Zemeckis.