In spring, the new rebook for the adventures of Lara Croft, Tomb Raider (2018), is coming out. As I assume everybody knows, the adaptation of the popular video game already had a series of not satisfying enough films in the early 2000s starring Angelina Jolie. Now it’s the turn of Swedish actress Alicia Vikander to portrait the wealthy maverick in this new film.
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. That is the official plot of the film shared by Warner Bros. Pictures.
The movie, currently in post-production, was shot along last year mainly in South Africa. The screenplay was signed by Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Alastair Siddons, and Norwegian filmmaker Roar Uthaug (responsible of the Scandinavian slasher Fritt vilt aka Cold Prey (2006)) was behind the cameras. Together with Alicia Vikander, Hannah John-Kamen, Walton Goggins, Kristin Scott Thomas, Dominic West, Nick Frost, Daniel Wu and Emily Carey also star.
Check out here the second international trailer for Tomb Raider (2018):
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