TOMB RAIDER Reboot Will Blast Into Theaters in 2018
Today, Warner Bros. and MGM announced their reboot of Tomb Raider has an official release date: March 16, 2018. The studios are co-producing the film, which has Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina, The Danish Girl, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.) starring in the lead role of Lara Croft.
Geneva Robertson-Dworet wrote the screenplay, and Roar Uthaug (whose Norweigan disaster film The Wave is now streaming on Netflix) is in the director's chair. Angelina Jolie previously played Lara Croft in two live-action Tomb Raider movies, the last of which came out in 2003.
As you know, video game movies have historically been pretty terrible. Duncan Jones' Warcraft made a surprising amount of money overseas, but was mostly reviled by critics (thought Joey loved it); Michael Fassbender's Assassin's Creed is this year's next hope at breaking the long-held curse of the video game film, and it has a lot of pressure on it this Christmas season. Gossip sites will surely compare the box office performances of Assassin's Creed and Tomb Raider since those films' stars are currently dating, but for us, the geek crowd, we just hope both movies end up being great. Bring on 2018.