The first clip has been released from the upcoming Tomb Raider movie. It shows us an adventurous scene of Alicia Vikander's Lara Croft on a thrilling escape from Walton Goggins' villainous character, Father Mathias Voge.
The footage looks great! There's a lot of cool elements that come right out of the video game. Everything from the visuals to the Lara Croft grunts. I especially like how, in classic Tomb Raider fashion, things go from bad to worse for Lara Croft. This actually looks like it could be a solid video game adaptation. Which, as you all know, is something that Hollywood has struggled with for years.
Tomb Raider is being directed by Roar Uthaug (The Wave) and it also stars Daniel Wu as Lu Ren, the ship captain who helps Lara in searching for her Father; Dominic West as Lord Richard Croft, Lara's deceased archaeologist father; and Hannah John-Kamen as Sophie, Croft's flatmate and best friend.
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.
The movie hits theaters March 16th, 2018. Enjoy the clip!