Lara Croft Tomb Raider maybe no stranger to your favourite gaming platform, Angelina Jolie did, however, play the first movie version back in 2001. It didn’t light up the box office or fair lightly with the critics either, like many big franchises it’s got a reboot. The difference this time the game franchise got the reboot first and next year, 2018 it’s the movie franchise. Swedish actress Alicia Vikander was recently announced to play Lara Croft and fans of the franchise have been eager to see something. Today Warner Bros. has obliged unveiling the first official image and the sole image resembles Lara’s new look recreates her new gaming look….
The look will please many folks as the image looks like the movie will continue the strong female lead instead of the objectification some said Lara was up against. You could say she is a bit like the female version of Indiana Jones and a strong female character in a career sometimes dominated by men. It’s inspired by the game which opens up a new origins story that Tomb Raider is promising to be and today we also got sent a lengthy Synopsis….
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.
Tomb Raider is set for 2018 release date (possibly next March), will be directed by The Wave director Roar Uthaug with Walter Goggins as the movie’s villain. He’ll be joined by Daniel Wu, Dominic West.