Lara Croft was reintroduced to the world with 2013's Tomb Raider video game, which gave Lara an exciting origin story and built the character for modern audiences. It's still unclear on whether this new film will take place in its own timeline or will be part of the entire narrative which includes the video games. At the time of writing, the video is yet to be released via Warner's official channels, and we understand IGN is planning a special premiere with lead star Alicia Vikander later this evening at 9:50 pm PT, so stay tuned for more.
Aside from Vikander's skillful acting chops, Tomb Raider boasts a talented cast including the likes of Warcraft's Daniel Wu as Lu Ren, Justified's Walton Goggins as Mathias Vogel, and The Wire's Dominic West as Lara's father Lord Richard Croft.
Tomb Raider hits theaters on March 16, 2018. The first trailer for the movie offers a sneak peek of how it aims to go about doing just that.
Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. In fact, there are entire sequences in the trailer lifted directly from the game, including Lara (played by Alicia Vikander) running across a perilously balanced WWII bomber stuck in a waterfall. A mythical island awaits, as Lara ventures into the unknown to solve the puzzle of her father's mysterious death. One way or another, and on the heels of yesterday's action-packed teaser, the first trailer for Warner's reboot has now clawed its way online.
Seven years after the disappearance of her father, 21-year-old Lara has refused to take the reins of his global business empire, instead working as a bike courier in London while taking college classes. She travels to a tomb in Yamatai, an island off the coast of Japan, which was the last-known destination of her dad.