She played the iconic video game hero in 2001’s 2001’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and 2003’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, but the character has remained on the shelf since. This is a great role for Vikander who has made a lot of wise decisions in her career so far, balancing a number of serious dramas with some great sci-fi and action blockbusters.
Vikander will next be seen in The Light Between Oceans and the Matt Damon led Jason Bourne. We don’t know when Tomb Raider starts shooting, but more may be revealed soon.
Warner Bros. partnered with MGM last year after GK Films picked up the rights from Square Enix in 2011. Plot details for this new take are being kept a closely guarded secret, though it’s previously been reported that it will focus on a young Tomb Raider similar to the recent video games. Evan Daugherty, Marti Noxon and Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby all previously worked on the script, and Roar Uthaug (The Wave) is directing the still undated release.