It was only a few weeks ago that leaked set photos of Alicia Vikander in her Tomb Raider costume had found their way to the internet. Tomb Raider fans rejoice, as recently Warner Bros. and MGM have revealed the first official look at Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider movie reboot.
In the newly-released photos, Vikander is again visible in her costume that has obviously been inspired by the 2013 Tomb Raider game by Crystal Dynamics. For those yet unfamiliar with the new movie, these shots could be easily mistaken as very well executed cosplay. Along with the photos the plot of the movie was also revealed, again a striking resemblance to the 2013 videogame:
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.
I have to admit, this project is looking very promising. I honestly believe that the more this movie will stick to the plot and style of 2013’s Tomb Raider game, the better. The reboot of the popular franchise has made sure Lara is back on par with action-adventure cinematic experiences like Uncharted, which makes it very suitable for an movie adaptation. Vikander will star alongside Dominic West (who will reportedly play her father). Roar Uthuag is to direct with a release slated for March 2018.