Warner Brother’s late Tuesday night released the very first trailer for the Tomb Raider reboot featuring Alicia Vikander in the title role.
This will not be the first time the character of Lara Croft has graced the big screen. Angelina Jolie first portrayed female adventurer in 2001’s “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” and 2003 “Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life”.
I’ve always liked the first Tomb Raider movie with Jolie I found it fun and entertaining. The Cradle of Life however left me kind of lifeless and though I wouldn’t call it a bad movie I was just never as impressed.
This first trailer follows the day after Warner Brother’s released the first official poster for the movie that prominently featured Alicia Vikander who has now taken on the role that many have come to love from the video games and are hoping for success with this newest version for theaters.
Vikander herself has promised that this latest attempt at a Tomb Raider movie will honor Lara Croft’s video game roots, but also incorporate fresh new material into the mix.
Tomb Raider will open in theaters on March 16, 2018
Official synopsis for Tomb Raider:
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.