The Tomb Raider has risen!
Alicia Vikander has signed on to star as Lara Croft in a prequel film that, much like the rebooted videogame from 2013, will tell the story of a young and untested Croft fighting to survive her first adventure.
Vikander won an Oscar for her role in The Danish Girl. She also starred in Ex Machina and also appeared in The Man From U.N.C.L.E. This year we’ll see her in the drama The Light Between Oceans, as well as the newest Bourne movie.
Little is known about the plot at this point but Norwegian director Roar Uthaug is already signed on to direct, while MGM and Warner Bros. are co-producing the film, with MGM overseeing the production.
If the rebooted videogame is anything to go on, this will be a darker Lara Croft than we’ve seen on the big-screen to this point. But is it wrong I’m still hoping for a scene reminiscent of Tomb Raider II (1997) where she traps her butler in the walk-in freezer?