Tomb Raider first look: Alicia Vikander looks gritty and fierce as Lara Croft in this reboot
Alicia Vikander's Lara Croft has a new backstory in the reboot of Tomb Raider
The first look of the film reboot of Tomb Raider has been released, and Alicia Vikander can be seen sporting the trademark grey tank top and cargo pants in it.
🔸🔹 Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in the new Tomb Raider movie! pic.twitter.com/zHg05zDpq3
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Vikander stars in the second reboot of of the video game of the same name. Angelina Jolie essayed the role of Lara Croft in the first film and its sequel. According to a press release, Lara Croft is going to have a different back story in Tomb Raider than she did in the Jolie films.
In this film, she is a 21-year-old bike courier in East London who barely attends college. She is in denial of her father's disappearance and refuses to take over his global empire. Finally, she is driven to 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," the press release explains.
Tomb Raider is directed by Roar Uthaug and releases on 16 March 2018. Apart from Vikander, it stars Dominic West, Walton Goggins, and Daniel Wu.