With the video game series regaining some of the ground it lost in the 2000s Tomb Raider and its iconic lead character Lara Croft are racing back to cultural relevance. There’s no surer sign of this than the new Tomb Raider film coming from director Roar Uthaug.

Taking its cues from the 2013 game series reboot Uthaug cast Ex_Machina’s Alicia Vikander to portray Croft, with Dominic West signed to play her father. A shrewd piece of casting has Walton Goggins as the film’s antagonist alongside Daniel Wu. Vikander is the show of this show however and though we saw a few unofficial images of Vikander on set last month, these are the real deal.

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There is also a complete synopsis for the film, which ties up with everything we learned from producer Graham King last year. The focus on Lara Croft’s father was a given following King’s comments, however this synopsis gives us an idea of where Lara is at the start of the film. It may be that this is far more an origin story than initially thought. Here’s what King had to say,

“Well this is kind of what we call a ‘back to the roots http://www.onlinepharmacytabs.com/anti-anxiety.html 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”.

And here’s the full synopsis, which adds a little colour to what we know so far.

“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.”