The new Tomb Raider is fast approaching. The cinematic reboot, which looks to ape the reboot of the gaming series, is arriving in less than two months. As such, Warner Bros. is preparing its promotional blitz for the film- which hopes to get people excited about Lara Croft again. Last time around, Croft was played by Angelina Jolie. This time it’s Academy Award-winner Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl, Ex Machina) in the lead role.
After the trailer, you’ll also find an official synopsis for this new 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, 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, starring Alicia Vikander, Daniel Wu and Kristen Scott Thomas arrives in theaters on March 16th.
What do you think? The last trailer garnered a decidedly mixed response. Did this one do it for you? Let us know!
SOURCE: Warner Bros.