An action-packed new trailer has arrived for upcoming video game adaptation Tomb Raider, starring Oscar winner Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft.
Based on the hugely popular video game franchise, Tomb Raider tells of a fiercely independent 21-year-old woman who finds purpose when she decides to go in search of her late father’s last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island. Cue ass-kicking and bruises galore.
It looks like an energetic, entertaining action-adventure, with the reliable Vikander appearing to embrace the highly physical role. There’s a decent supporting cast too, including Dominic West as Croft’s father and Walton Goggins as the film’s villain. It’s really about time we get a solid video game movie; fingers crossed director Roar Uthaug (The Wave) can deliver.
Tomb Raider, also starring Kristen Scott Thomas and Daniel Wu, opens in Australian cinemas on March 15 and hits the U.S. on March 16.
Official synopsis for Tomb Raider:
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. 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.
Leaving everything she knows behind, Lara goes 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.