Alicia Vikander in Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider Trailer #2 (2018) *Survivor*

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.

Alicia Vikander in Tomb Raider
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 MachinaThe 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.

Opening in theaters on March 16, 2018, Tomb Raider also stars Dominic West (Money Monster300), Walton Goggins (The Hateful EightDjango Unchained) and Daniel Wu (AMC’s Into the Badlands).

First published in 1996 by the London-based video game company Eidos, Tomb Raider became one of the most successful video games of the time. A reboot of the series, telling the origin of Lara Croft, was released in 2013 and sold over 5 million copies. The most recent game, titled Rise of the Tomb Raider, was released in 2015 and is available now for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and PC.

*Text from Coming Soon

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12 thoughts on “Tomb Raider Trailer #2 (2018) *Survivor*”

  1. I don’t know. Granted, the movie looks like it could be incredibly fun. I say this as someone who only knows what the non game playing peasants know about Lara Croft and this franchise. But I don’t think anyone with a high rank in the Hollywood hierarchy having any interest at all in capturing the feel of a video game. It’s not the way they think, and it’s the reason none of these movies ever work.

    If there are images from the game in the movie, they are there to help promote this movie as a Tomb Raider movie, not to add authenticity. And if the actual director wanted to be true to the spirit of a video game, he’s up against people who would skin him alive if he verbalized that.

    If a Tim Burton cared about this material, or a Spielberg, or any high profile filmmaker with the power to control a movie, then sure, we might see a beautiful cinematic reconstruction of the game. But this movie is not gonna break that curse.

    Be prepared.

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      1. Oh, I wasn’t suggesting Burton or Spielberg specifically were right for Lara Croft, just that you need a truly high-profile filmmaker, one who can call the shots, to do something interesting with a big mass entertainment film like this one. Otherwise, it will just be treated like business as usual.

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      2. Also I loved Lincoln, Bridge of Spies, and the BFG. Spielberg might not be Spielberg anymore, and that is tragic, but he is still very capable of excellent work. And Ready Player One sounds like a return to the kind of material he used to excel at, just with a modern update.

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    1. Had a poster on my wall. I feel you. The difference in the rebooted video games is that they are really, really good. Some of my favorite of this console generation. If they can capture that magic; we’ll have our first good video game film.

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