Warner Bros. shared the first images from the upcoming Tomb Raider production and the internet FINALLY has the ability to talk about this movie without using Angelina Jolie photos or video game stills.
That said, we get to a look at Alicia Vikander (“Ex Machina,” “The Danish Girl”) as the new lara croft in her iconic Tank top and the glimpse also offer us potential narrative. Lara seems stranded on the mysterious island off the coast of Japan and is even seen wielding a stick seemingly to defend herself from an unseen threat. No dual wielding here, gamers, but there are some obvious iconography to re-assure that this may be the first videogame to break the dreaded movie-to-game curse.
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.
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We’ll keep an eye out for more from Warner Bros. as soon as it’s available.
That’s all for now.