Ready to be re-introduced to the Tomb Raider, Lara Croft, before started raiding all those tombs?
The “Tomb Raider” reboot comes 15 years after Angelina Jolie brought the popular video game adventure to the big screen. The new version, however, sees Alicia Vikander as an ordinary 21-year-old living in London.
This is not the you know. For one thing, it’s her weapon of choice. The climbing ax in the poster, which can be used as a weapon when necessary, is a subtle Easter egg tease to the 2013 “Tomb Raider” game that rebooted the franchise. Also, Vikander’s neck is exceptionally long here.
We see the heroine looking over her shoulder with an emotion of somewhere between mild frustration and grim determination. Dressed in a sleeveless top and jeans, her right cheek is slashed and bleeding while her long brunette hair is in a tangled mess. Another thing we noticed is that “Tomb Raider” logo has an arrow across it, because you know, Lara Croft is all about old-fashioned weaponry.
“Tomb Raider” finds Lara Croft haunted by the death of her archaeologist father (played by Dominic West), but she soon sets out on a dangerous mission to find him. “She has all the fierce, tough, curious, intelligent traits, but we’ve stripped away all of her experience. She hasn’t gone on an adventure just yet. She thought (her father) was a stuck up businessperson living in the modern youth culture of suburban London, but then this whole box of information. This is the beginning,” the Oscar-winning actress told Entertainment Weekly.
Warner Bros. Pictures has released a teaser for the trailer (which will debut tomorrow), because that’s how Hollywood do things these days. We’ll update the film’s first trailer when it premieres, but for now, enjoy the 15-second clip here:
— Tomb Raider (@tombraider) September 18, 2017
UPDATE (20th September, 3pm):
As promised, the first full trailer for “Tomb Raider” here.
The 2-minute clip looks solid as we get to see Lara Croft jumping, falling, and swinging, along with the usual kick ass. Once her mission is set in motion by a puzzle, a key, and a video message by her father about a tomb called the Mother of Death, it doesn’t take long before Croft becomes the iconic character we know and love.
“Tomb Raider” is set to open on 16th March 2018.