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Get a first look at Alicia Vikander in the Tomb Raider reboot
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Get a first look at Alicia Vikander in the Tomb Raider reboot

A first official look at Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in the much anticipated Tomb Raider reboot has been unveiled. You can see it below:

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. 

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 is currently underway with Dominic West, Walton Goggins and Daniel Wu also part of the cast. 

The film's official synopsis has also been unveiled and reads as follows: 

"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."

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. 

To check out the first two instalments of the movie in hmv's online store, click here. 

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