The latest on “Tomb Raider” starring Alicia Vikander!
We’re nearly two months out from Tomb Raider and while news has still fairly been quiet, with the exception for a few new images released, we now have a few new words on what to expect from the film’s star and an idea on when to expect the second trailer.
Appearing at this year’s Golden Globes ceremony, Academy Award winning actress Alicia Vikander was asked by E! on what to expect from Tomb Raider, a new film set apart from the previous Angelina Jolie films. Vikander went on to tease the following:
“This is much more an origins story. So this is kind of the story to see her becoming the very famous and well known action hero that we know her to be. I think it’s going to be a lot of new elements and surprises for the fans too who already know the story very well.”
You could view the video below.
If hearing from Alicia Vikander about what to expect from Tomb Raider isn’t enough, according to Trailer Track, fans could expect to see the new Tomb Raider trailer in about a week. On January 9th, the trailer for director Roar Uthaug’s film was classified and rated by Consumer Protection BC, which is a positive indication that the trailer is days away from being unearthed. The trailer is listed at 2 minutes.
We also have a bit of an extended plot summary which you could read below:
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.
While this film does follow the more recent reboot of the popular video game series, it’s almost certain that Roar Uthaug’s vision of Tomb Raider will be quite different from the Angelina Jolie films directed by Simon West and Jan de Bont. Alicia Vikander’s Lara Croft, while pretty tough and adventurous, doesn’t seem to likely have the super hero confidence that oozed off of Jolie’s Croft. It’s fitting as this is an origin story and it’ll be fun watching “a young woman without any real focus or purpose” develop into the legendary figure we all know her to be!
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)