Lara Croft is back on the big screen for the first time since 2003’s ‘Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life’. The new film aims to reboot the franchise in a more grounded and realistic tone, that has been set by the recently rebooted video game franchise. The first two ‘Tomb Raider‘ films were not the most critically acclaimed films of all time, but they do hold some nostalgia for those who grew up around the time when they came out. Personally, I saw the first film in theatres several (maybe more than several) times, making this reboot all the more interesting.
We’ve attached the synopsis and official trailer for ‘Tomb Raider’ below.
‘Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Tomb Raider is the story that will set a young and resolute Lara Croft on a path toward becoming a global hero. The film stars Oscar winner Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina, The Danish Girl) in the lead role, under the direction of Roar Uthaug (The Wave), with Oscar-winner Graham King (The Departed) producing under his GK Films banner. The film¹s production begins on the heels of the 20th anniversary of the wildly popular videogame franchise from Square Enix, Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal.
Tomb Raider also stars Dominic West (Money Monster, 300), Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained) and Daniel Wu (AMC¹s Into the Badlands).’ -Via Warner Brothers