An action-packed trailer for the Alicia Vikander
-led “Tomb Raider
” reboot has landed. It’s clear that there’s plenty of violence, chase scenes, and CGI in the potential franchise, but the spot kicks off with Lara Croft
(Vikander) making a quiet promise to her father (Dominic West
, “The Affair
Lara’s father, an adventurer, is missing. When she finds her way into his secret quarters, a video is waiting for her. “If you’re listening to this, then I must be dead,” her father says. “I found something — a tomb called the Mother of Death. If Trinity succeeds, our world is in danger. Promise me
you will stop them.” “I promise,” Lara says, looking at the image of her father. And just like that, the fate of humankind rests on her shoulders.
The heroine heads off to a destination her father has marked on a map, an island that, according to the film’s official synopsis, “might be somewhere off the coast of Japan.” To get there Lara will have to travel right in the middle of what’s called the Devil’s Sea. The trailer shows just how worthy of that nickname the sea is.Angelina Jolie
previously led a “Tomb Raider
” franchise, starring in 2001’s “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
” and 2003’s “Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
.” The films are based on one of the best-selling video games of all time.
Vikander’s “Tomb Raider
” hits theaters March 16, 2018. She can currently be seen in “Tulip Fever
,” a period romance in theaters now. The Oscar winner had two films screen at this month’s Toronto International Film Festival, Lisa Langseth
,” a drama about two sisters, and “Submergence
,” a story of two lovers who embark on dangerous missions across the globe from each other.
Check out the trailer and a feature about what playing the iconic character means to Vikander below.
Trailer Watch: Alicia Vikander
Saves the World in “Tomb Raider
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