Considering that the Tomb Raider video game franchise was given a reboot, we guess it only makes sense that the movie series gets rebooted too. The reboot was officially announced last year where it was also revealed that actress Alicia Vikander will be starring in the lead role, and now thanks to an interview with GQ, the movie’s director Roar Uthaug revealed some images from the upcoming film.
As you can clearly see in the photo above, the rebooted Tomb Raider movie will look nothing like the previous Tomb Raider movies that starred Angelina Jolie. Instead it appears that they are taking some cues from the newer Tomb Raider video games in terms of how Lara Croft will look.
When asked how closely the movie will follow the 2013 reboot, Uthaug said, “That game was certainly part of what inspired our film. I think fans will be delighted to discover many touchstones from the game throughout the story. At the same time, this is not the kind of video game adaptation you often see, with a lot of CGI and effects. Our movie takes a more realistic, grounded approach. Lara Croft is a hero and a champion but she is not a superhero. She is very much human, and we see her deal with that humanity in many ways.”
To date, pretty much all video game movies have been somewhat of a disappointment. We’re not sure if this Tomb Raider movie will change that, but Uthaug seems to be pretty optimistic about it. That being said, the movie is due for a release on the 16th of March, 2018 so it looks like fans still have a bit of waiting to do.