Alicia Vikander opens up about plans for the Tomb Raider reboot
Alicia Vikander has opened up about the plans for the much-anticipated Tomb Raider reboot.
The movie will hit cinemas on March 16th in 2018, meaning it will arrive a full 15 years after the last Tomb Raider movie hit screens, with Vikander taking over as Lara Croft.
Asked about the role, Vikander has revealed that the film will take inspiration from the 2013 reboot of the video and will serve as an origin story.
Speaking about the role, Vikander told HitFix: "They told me they were doing the film based on the reboot of the game from 2013. That is more of an origin story. You get into an emotional aspect of getting to know Lara hopefully in an in-depth way. So I hope that doing a film of the rebooted game will bring something new and fresh that’ll stand on its own two legs.”
The hugely successful video game series that became two blockbuster movies will be rebooted by Roar Uthuag, the director behind the Norwegian disaster drama The Wave. Filming will get underway next year.
Angelina Jolie starred as heroine Lara Craft in 2001's Tomb Raider and 2003's Tomb Raider: Cradle Of Life, but will not be involved in the reboot. Prior to Vikander being cast, Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Daisy Ridley, The Maze Runner star Kaya Scodelario and Captain America's Hayley Atwell had all been linked with the role of Croft.
Vikander will next be seen in Jason Bourne, the new sequel that sees Matt Damon returning to the role of Jason Bourne and director Paul Greengrass return to the director's chair.
Julia Stiles will also return, with Vincel Cassel, Tommy Lee Jones also joining Vikander in the cast.
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