Alicia Vikander Debuts as Lara Croft in First Tomb Raider Poster; First Trailer Debuts Tomorrow

Old or new, Tomb Raider will forever hold a place in video game history as one of the most iconic games ever made.  They broke barriers when they originally came out and continued to astound as time went on.  The current iterations of the franchise find Lara Croft in an almost Uncharted-like story and format.  With today’s first poster reveal, it appears that’s the direction Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer seems to be going as well.

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Just as they did with Angelina Jolie’s version, WB & MGM look to be taking inspiration from the games that started it all.  Unlike Jolie, who used the original, Alicia Vikander gets the distinction of using the image from the rebooted games.  What’s more, the synopsis seems to match that.

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.

Stay tuned for tomorrow as WB plans on releasing the debut trailer for Vikander’s Tomb Raider.  Until that moment, though, feel free to watch the :15 trailer that is sure to get anyone excited.

Tomb Raider releases March 16, 2018