Go BTS with Alicia Vikander on the upcoming action/adventure film “Tomb Raider”, along with castmates Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, and Dominic West.
MGM and Warner Bros. released another promotional video for the upcoming Tomb Raider film. This one, showing us a little more of the cast and set pieces as opposed to the trailer, is another exciting offering of a film that looks to be exciting, action-packed, and another great entry in the Lara Croft films.
I was very excited to learn that Alicia Vikander was cast as Lara Croft back in April 2016. There was speculation that Daisy Ridley of Star Wars fame was one of the front runners for the role, but Vikander won out and, while Ridley would have made a fine choice, Vikander definitely has made the role of Lara Croft her own.
While there has been some division over Tomb Raider since the first poster was released, more people have warmed up to Alicia Vikander with Vanity Fair showing support in their current article “Alicia Vikander and Her New Biceps Are Ready for Action.” There’s no denying that Roar Uthaug’s Tomb Raider is much different than Simon West and Jan De Bont’s Tomb Raider films with Angelina Jolie. For this project, it’s terrific that the script chose to embrace the 2013 reboot as it not only sets Lara Croft in a more grounded world, but also tells a story based more on survival as opposed to discovery.
In an IGN live Q&A that took place before the world premiere of the trailer, Academy Award winner Alicia Vikander spoke about her love of Indiana Jones and Universal’s 1999 reboot of The Mummy. While it’s too early to say if this will be on the level of those modern day classics, the action showcased in Tomb Raider looks to be on the same level as the Indiana Jones films and even Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible films.
What are your thoughts on Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft? Would you have rather seen Daisy Ridley, or maybe even Angelina Jolie? Be sure to let us know in the comments below.
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.
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