Look everyone, there’s a new Tomb Raider film. One day, someone is going to make the first great film based on a video game. Until then, every one will cite the curse that has befallen Super Mario Bros, Wing Commander, Street Fighter, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and Assassin’s Creed. The original Tomb Raider films aren’t terrible, they’re just not very good. Angelina Jolie proved iconic enough as Lara Croft to carry them but a new day has dawned and Alicia Vikander is a very different Lara for a new generation.
The official summary gfoes something like this:
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 in the lead role, under the direction of Roar Uthaug, with Oscar-winner Graham King 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.
Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu and Kristin Scott Thomas also star.
Tomb Raider arrives at your local multiplex on 16 March 2018.