Warner Bros Pictures and MGM unveiled a new poster for Tomb Raider along with releasing a 15 second teaser video. The full trailer will be online on September 19, 2017 starring Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina, The Danish Girl) in the lead role as Lara Croft. The reboot of the video game-inspired action film franchise is directed by Roar Uthaug (The Wave) from a script by Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Alastair Siddons.
In addition to Alicia Vikander, the new Tomb Raider cast includes Dominic West (The Affair), Walton Goggins (Vice Principals, Justified), Daniel Wu (Into the Badlands), and Kristin Scott Thomas (Darkest Hour). Graham King produces and Patrick McCormick, Denis O’Sullivan, and Noah Hughes executive produce.
Tomb Raider is set to open in theaters on March 16, 2018.
The Plot: 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.
Going explicitly against his final wishes, she leaves everything she knows behind in search of her dad’s last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. But her mission will not be an easy one; just reaching the island will be extremely treacherous. 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.