Warner Bros. has released the first official trailer for Tomb Raider. And judging from the new footage, it looks like Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl, Ex Machina) is ready to step into Angelina Jolie’s shoes (or boots) as franchise heroine Lara Croft.
Based on a more recent iteration of the famous video game character (2013’s Tomb Raider and 2015’s Rise of the Tomb Raider), the remake revolves around a younger and more rebellious version of Croft. She’s a struggling 21-year old independent woman working as a bike courier in East London while also taking college courses on the side. But she leaves all that behind to go to a fabled tomb on a mythical island in Japan to finally uncover the mystery behind her father’s disappearance.
Check out the official trailer below.
You can also read the full synopsis of the film below.
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.
The new Tomb Raider reboot marks the return of the series on the big screen 15 years after Jolie’s last Tomb Raider outing in 2003’s The Cradle of Life, which is a follow-up to 2001’s Tomb Raider.
Norwegian filmmaker Roar Uthaug (The Wave, Cold Prey) directs this action-adventure remake from a script penned by Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Toby Guard. The movie also stars Daniel Wu, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, and Kristin Scott Thomas.
Tomb Raider swings to US theaters on March 16, 2018.