Another new photo has been released from Alicia Vikander pictured as Lara Croft in the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot movie, coming in theaters on March 16, 2018.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Alicia Vikander also explains the difference between her portrayal of Lara Croft and Angelina Jolie.
Vikander talks about how she inhabits the role of the legendary game character.
“She has all the fierce, tough, curious, intelligent traits, but we’ve stripped away all of her experience,” she said.
“She hasn’t gone on an adventure just yet. She thought he was a stuck up businessperson living in the modern youth culture of suburban London, but then this whole box of information. This is the beginning.”
Lara Croft’s backstory has been given an overhaul. She is searching for her missing father off the coast of Japan.
Director Roar Uthang said: “We see Lara as a young woman, smart and capable but largely unfocused, and follow her on a dangerous journey that will push her to her limits in every sense and allow her to hone the skills she needs to ultimately become who she was meant to be.”
He added: “What’s different about this Tomb Raider movie is that it’s an origin story for the big screen, focusing not only on Lara’s strength and physical accomplishments but also her humanity.”
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.
Tomb Raider will be in Theaters worldwide from March 16, 2018.