This week, some exclusive and official first look photos of Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft were released.
Following in the steps of Angelina Jolie, who personated Lara Croft in two Tomb Raider movies in 2001 and 2003, Oscar winner Alicia Vikander will show us a completely different version of Lara Croft including a new backstory. The storyline follows Lara, when she sets out on her first expedition to finish her father’s archaeological research and uncover ancient secrets in order to clear his disgraced name. Tragedy hits when her adventure turns into a fight for survival.
Please find the official synopsis 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.”
Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ action adventure “Tomb Raider“, directed by Roar Uthaug is currently filming in Capetown, South Africa and will hit cinemas on March 16, 2018 worldwide. The cast will also feature stars such as Dominic West (as Lord Richard Croft), Walton Goggins (as Father Mathias Vogel), Daniel Wu (as Lu Ren) and Leo Ashizawa (as Alex Ren).
© Photos by Graham Bortholomew