The First Trailer for the ‘Tomb Raider’ Reboot Has Arrived
For the first time since 2003, Lara Croft is headed back to the big screen in a new Tomb Raider film.
Monday afternoon, Warner Brothers released the first poster and teaser for Tomb Raider. On Tuesday, the studio followed up with the first full-length trailer for the reboot, which sees Alicia Vikander take over the title role once held by Angelina Jolie. The film is based on the 2013 reboot of the long-running video game series, which established a new origin and backstory for the character.
The official synopsis for Tomb Raider reads:
“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, directed by Roar Uthaug and starring Vikander, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, Dominic West, Hannah John-Kamen, and Antonio Aakeel, is scheduled for release on March 16, 2018.