What we know about the new Lara Croft movie reboot set for cinema release 2018

The 2018 rebooted Tomb Raider’s a whole lot different to Angelina Jolie’s character. Below we see the first glimpse of the rebooted Lara Croft film starring The Danish Girl Oscar winner Alicia Vikander.

Clearly it’s a different look to Angelina Jolie’s skin-tight lycra and duel pistols of the 2001 film.

New photos released by Warner Bros and MGM show 28 year-old Swedish actress Alicia wearing a dirt-covered tank top and cargo pants, with the video game archaeologist-adventurer holding a mountain axe and box and arrow.

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It’s a change to the character that parallels the game reboot of 2013, which reinterpreted Croft as darker and grittier – with a more functional wardrobe.

Vikander – will be the first to take up the role on the big screen since Jolie, who appeared in 2001’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and The Cradle Of Life two years later. However, her casting was something of a surprise after Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley previously confirmed she’d been in talks for the role. Looks like Tomb Rey-der just wasn’t meant to be.

What do we know about the reboot? The plot will centre on Lara’s search for her father, seven years after his disappearance off the coast of Japan. We’ll just have to wait until next year to find out how these pictures fit in.

Filmed across South Africa, the film’s synopsis revealed. It reads: “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.”

Director Roar Uthaug said she is a “brilliant” Lara Croft.

“She brings great depth to a complex role that is both physically and emotionally demanding,” he said.

He said the film is “an origin story for the big screen, focusing not only on Lara’s strength and physical accomplishments but her humanity”

Tomb Raider will be released in UK cinemas 16th March 2018 

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