Watch the first trailer for "Tomb Raider" starring Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft

Out 16 March, 2018.

  • · Posted 5 months Ago
  •  BY Joe Reeve

The debut trailer for the new Tomb Raider reboot, simply titled Tomb Raider, has officially arrived online. It’s the first movie in the franchise since Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life was released 15 years ago.

Swedish actress Alicia Vikander steps into Angelina Jolie’s shoes to star as Lara Croft, and as we can see in the trailer above there’ll be plenty of high-octane action and of course, tomb raiding.

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Vikander stars alongside Daniel Wu, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, and Kristin Scott Thomas. Have a read of the synopsis for the film below:

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.

Tomb Raider is out in cinemas 16 March, 2018.

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