Tomb Raider: first official pics of Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft

Work has been underway on the new Tomb Raider film for a good few weeks now, with a few snaps of Alicia Vikander as the new Lara Croft popping up online last month. But now, the first official picture from the new movie has just been released. And it looks like this…

In addition to starring an Oscar winner like Alicia Vikdander as Lara Croft, the movie also features Walton Goggins, whose career is on a major career upswing after enjoying a scene stealing turn in Quentin Tarantino’s 2015 effort, The Hateful Eight. Then there’s Dominic West, in the role of Lord Richard Croft, Lara’s father. The movie also stars Daniel Wu. The film is being directed by Roar Uthaug, a Norwegian filmmaker who previously helmed the foreign language disaster film, The Wave. He is filming from a script by first-time feature scribe, Geneva Robertson-Dworet.

Could this be the team to finally make a good video game movie adaptation? One that brings a legitimacy to the medium’s cinematic potential like Richard Donner and Tim Burton did for comic book movies in the 20th century? Well… anything’s possible, and Vikander’s casting is certainly a promising start. Then again, so was her The Light Between Oceans partner, Michael Fassbender, signing onto the Assassin’s Creed movie…so, we’ll see.

The reboot is just under a year away from hitting the big screen and you’ll notice that the logo on the clapperboard is that of the 2013 game from the Tomb Raider series. The game was seen as a return to form for the franchise and has served as the inspiration for the new film, too.

We’ll bring you more as we have it.

Tomb Raider reboot release date

The film is due to be released on March 16th, 2018. We’ll let you know if there’s a change in date planned for the UK.

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