The second trailer for the Lara Croft reboot dropped the other day and seems to be getting a good reception, with apparently several images and scenes from the games. I’m not really sold on the film myself, but it does look better than the middling Angelina Jolie efforts, and I’ll watch anything with Alicia Vikander in.
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…
Tomb Raider is directed by Roar Uthaug, written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Alastair Siddons, and stars Alicia Vikander, Hannah John-Kamen, Walton Goggins, Kristin Scott Thomas, Dominic West and Nick Frost.
The release date is March 16.