The wait to see Alicia Vikander in action as Lara Croft is nearly over – the first trailer for Roar Uthaug’s Tomb Raider has been rated by the BBFC this afternoon. The news comes on the heels of Vikander mentioning to the Ottawa Sun at the Toronto Film Festival that the trailer is expected in about two weeks – which puts it right with the release of Blade Runner 2049, to which this first look should be attached. Stay tuned for more info soon, and keep an eye out on TrailerTrack for any updates.
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.
Also starring Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, and Dominic West, Tomb Raider is released in the UK and the U.S. on March 16, 2018.