Alicia Vikander is Lara Croft! First Look at Tomb Raider!

Alicia Vikander is Lara Croft! First Look at Tomb Raider!

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First look at Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft on the South African set of Tomb Raider.

Found via an account on Instagram and on the Daily Mail, we have our first look at Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft on the South African set of Tomb Raider.

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Consider us officially hyped!

With production having only just started on Tomb Raider January 23rd, it’s exciting to see our first look at the Academy Award winning, 28 year old, Swedish actress as the iconic Lara Croft. Vikander, while having starred in Ex Machina and The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Tomb Raider certainly marks her full debut as a proper action lead.

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Across a 21 year old video games series, comic books, novels, an animated series, and two previous films headlined by Angelina Jolie, Lara Croft is unarguably one of the most recognizable and beloved of action heroes. It will be interesting to see the direction Roar Uthaug’s film takes the young adventurer in as this film, written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet, takes inspiration from the 2013 video game that began the third era of Tomb Raider video games.

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Released by Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix, Tomb Raider (2013) grounded Lara Croft in a more heightened reality and presented the iconic hero as a more athletic, lean, and fully realized woman as opposed to the often criticized caricature of the early Playstation 1 days of Lara Croft. Based off of our first look at Alicia Vikander’s Lara Croft, we’re definitely going to be getting a much rougher and tougher version of Croft, and I cannot wait.

The film follows Lara Croft as she sets out on her first expedition to finish her father’s (Dominic West) research and uncover ancient secrets in order to clear his disgraced name.

MGM and Warner Bros. are co-producing the film, with MGM overseeing production. The studios acquired the rights from GK Films, which had previously purchased the film rights in 2011 from Square Enix Ltd. Graham King is producing.

Tomb Raider stars Alicia Vikander, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, and Dominic West. The film is directed by Roar Uthaug, from a script by Geneva Robertson-Dworet. Tomb Raider opens March 16, 2018.

(Steven Biscotti – @reggiemantleIII)

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