Move over, Angelina Jolie, there’s a new Lara Croft in town. Alicia Vikander is breaking out her mad Tomb Raider-ing skills in the first trailer for the rebooted film franchise focusing on the iconic video-game heroine.
Vikander, whose personal treasure trove includes an Oscar for last year’s The Danish Girl (and, presumably, several flower bulbs from her bout with Tulip Fever), adroitly handles every peril the trailer throws at her. We see Lara 2.0, in her requisite wardrobe, tearing through a jungle, loosing arrows, firing an automatic weapon, diving into a raging river, and dodging booby traps while raiding the titular tomb. Her reason for all this Indiana Jonesing? To hunt for clues about the mysterious disappearance of father, himself a renowned explorer. Watch the clip above for all the action.
Helmed by Norwegian director Roar Uthaug (whose résumé includes 2015’s disaster-movie import The Wave) has promised to stick to the latest video-game incarnation of Lara Croft, whose backstory — and body proportions — has been tweaked in recent years.
That means the new film won’t have any connective tissue to the two Jolie-fronted endeavors, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003).
The Vikander-powered Tomb Raider, co-starring Walton Goggins, Dominic West, Daniel Wu, and Hannah John-Kamen, is slated for a March 16, 2018 release.
Here’s the official synopsis from Warner Bros.:
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