A new image of Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft from the upcoming Tomb Raider movie has been released online.
The image comes from the latest issue of Empire Magazine:
As the image shows, everything about this iteration of the character is hoping to ring the changes. Scrub the Angelina Jolie versions from your memory – this Lara Croft promises to be a very different beast. “We asked, ‘What are the famous traits of this person?’” recalls Vikander in the new issue. “‘How can we demonstrate them in the story, but make her feel like a young woman in 2018?’” This is emphatically a prequel, finding Croft working as a cycle courier in London, and it’s not some priceless lost artefact that sets her off on her journey, but a quest to find her missing father.
Tomb Raider has a March 16, 2018 release directed by Roar Uthaug.
Seven years after the disappearance of her father, 21-year-old Lara has refused to take the reins of his global business empire, instead working as a bike courier in London while taking college classes. Eventually she becomes inspired to investigate her father’s disappearance and travels to his last-known location: a tomb on an island somewhere off the coast of Japan. 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.