‘Tomb Rider’ Reboot Starring Alicia Vikander To Focus On Lara Croft Origin Story
Details have been leaked about the new Tomb Raider reboot which come out in 2018. The movie will star Alicia Vikander in the main role and will borrow some elements from the most recent Tomb Raider video game, Rise of the Tomb Raider. The film’s plot is going focus mainly on the origins of protagonist Lara Croft.
In an interview with website HeyUGuys for his film Allied, producer Graham King said that the upcoming Tomb Raider movie would be about Lara’s search for her father.
“This is kind of what we call a ‘back to the roots story,'” King said. “This is a young Lara Croft in search to see if her father is dead or alive, so it has a very emotional part to it and I think that’s what Alicia found so interesting about it. I think the storytelling is really good and I think we’ve got the right crew and a great director and I think it’s going to be really fun making a film like this.”
In March, director Roar Uthaug praised the 2013 game and said his movie will try to do something similar. “I think making Lara Croft feel like a real human being, that’s definitely something we want to bring to the big screen as well,” he said. “I think we’ll want to make people relate to Lara as a character. I’m hoping to bring some of my Norwegian sensibilities to the franchise.”
The previous two Tomb Raider films (2001’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and 2003’s Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life) starred Angelina Jolie. The first movie remains the highest grossing video game adaptation ever in the US.