Warner Bros. and MGM have revealed the first look at Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft. In Tomb Raider, Alicia Vikander is a mere mortal trying to fill the boots of video game legend Lara Croft, the ass-kicking archaeologist whose adventures fans have revered for over 20 years.
Norwegian filmmaker Roar Uthaug (“The Wave”) is directing the film, which also stars Dominic West (“The Affair”) and Walton Goggins (“Sons of Anarchy”).
The picture of the film will take a different direction than the original “Tomb Raider,” focusing instead on the video game series’ 2013 reboot, which chronicled Croft’s origins and her first mission as an archaeologist.
In an interview with GQ, Uthuag explained that the film will present an entirely new version of Croft that fans of the 2001 movie have yet to see.
“As an origin story, this movie will introduce Lara as a young woman who hasn’t yet found her way and her place in the world; a young woman with great spirit and potential,” he said. “We follow her struggles and her journey toward becoming the person she was meant to be and earning the role of ‘Tomb Raider.’”
Several sources have claimed that she looks identical to Lara Croft the character in the rebooted Tomb Raider video games.