Taglines: Her legend begins.
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 is a 2018 American action-adventure film directed by Roar Uthaug and written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Alastair Siddons. It is primarily based on the 2013 video game of the same name and the 2015 followup by Crystal Dynamics, and will be a reboot of the Tomb Raider film series. The film tells about the first expedition of Lara Croft, in which she goes to complete her father’s research and uncover ancient secrets capable of clearing her name. The film stars Alicia Vikander as Croft, with Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, and Kristin Scott Thomas appearing in supporting roles.
GK films first acquired the rights to the film in 2011. Norwegian director Roar Uthaug came on board in November 2015 and Alicia Vikander was announced to be the new Lara Croft in April 2016. Deadline had previous reported that Daisy Ridley was at one point, considered for the role, though she later claimed in an interview that it was just a “crazy rumor”. Walton Goggins was announced to play the villain in December 2016. Much of the rest of the cast was revealed in early 2017.
Principal photography took place from January to June 2017 at the Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden in the UK and Cape Town, South Africa. The film is scheduled to be released in the United States in RealD 3D, IMAX 3D and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures on March 16, 2018. Principal photography on the film began on January 23, 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa and ended on June 9, 2017 at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden.
Tomb Raider is scheduled to be released on March 16, 2018, by Warner Bros. Pictures, days after the fifth anniversary of the franchise’s reboot. The film will get an IMAX 3D and a RealD 3D release.
Cast and Characters
— Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft
— Emily Carey as young Lara (14-year old) and Maisy De Freitas as younger Lara
— Dominic West as Lord Richard Croft, Lara’s deceased archaeologist father.
— Walton Goggins as Mathias Vogel, a rival archaeologist of Richard Croft and a member of Trinity, a shadowy organisation.
— Daniel Wu as Lu Ren, the ship captain who helps Lara in searching for her father.
— Kristin Scott Thomas as Ana Miller, an associate at Richard Croft’s company, Croft Holdings.
— Nick Frost as Max: A gun shop clerk.
— Hannah John-Kamen as Sophie, Croft’s flatmate and best friend.
— Antonio Aakeel as Nitin, a friend to Lara.
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Tomb Raider (2018)
Directed by: Roar Uthaug
Starring: Alicia Vikander, Hannah John-Kamen, Walton Goggins, Kristin Scott Thomas, Dominic West,Nick Frost, Daniel Wu, Emily Carey, Alexandre Willaume, Gintare Beinoraviciute, Helena Holmes, Beatrice Stein
Screenplay by: Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Alastair Siddons
Production Design by: Gary Freeman
Cinematography by: George Richmond
Film Editing by: Stuart Baird, Tom Harrison-Read
Costume Design by: Colleen Atwood, Timothy A. Wonsik
Set Decoration by: Raffaella Giovannetti, Maria Labuschagne
Art Direction by: om Brow, Anthony Caron-Delion, Claire Fleming, Simon Lamont, Tamara Marini, Tom Still, Alessandro Troso
Music by: Junkie XL
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, and for some language.
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date: March 16, 2018