After the first poster for the upcoming reboot of Tomb Raider was released yesterday (check it out below), the very first trailer has followed today with out first look at the heroine in action – and you can watch it in the player below.
After Angelina Jolie brought the character to life in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life back in the early 2000’s, the reboot sees Oscar Winner Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl, The Light Between Oceans) take over the role this time out. Walter Goggins (The Hateful Eight), Dominic West (The Affair), Daniel Wu (Warcraft) and Hannah John-Kamen (Ready Player One) round out the cast with Roar Uthaug (The Wave) directing the film.
Here’s the official synopsis:
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 ‘Making of’ Featurette
Tomb Raider Trailer
Tomb Raider is set for release on March 16th, 2018.