Alicia Vikander’s ‘Tomb Raider’ Reboot Gets a Release Date
Of the many reboots in the works, the new Tomb Raider movie is one of the more interesting projects currently in development — and one of the few with some actual potential. Starring Ex Machina’s Alicia Vikander and directed by The Wave’s Roar Uthaug (who has the coolest name ever), Tomb Raider seems like the rare reboot that might actually be a good idea. And we won’t have to wait too long to find out if that’s the case, as MGM and Warner Bros. has officially set a release date.
Per Deadline, WB will release Tomb Raider on March 16, 2018, which was previously held for an untitled DC superhero movie. As of now, the only real competition Uthaug’s reboot faces is from Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph 2, which the studio recently set for March 9, 2018. That may not be too much of a problem, however, as the latter will draw families and the former is presumably for an older crowd.
Uthaug’s new Tomb Raider movie stars Vikander as beloved video game hero Lara Croft, and tells the story of the young explorer’s very first adventure. MGM and Warner Bros. are co-producing the film, which is based on a screenplay by Geneva Robertson-Dworet, who has also worked for Akiva Goldsman in the Transformers writers room. Her other credits include Hasbro’s upcoming films based on M.A.S.K., ROM and Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light.
In other Vikander-related news, Tulip Fever — a period drama co-starring Christoph Waltz and Dane DeHaan — has been pushed back to 2017. It’s not the first time The Weinstein Company delayed the release of the drama, which was originally filmed in 2014 and sat on a shelf until the studio abruptly dropped a trailer in April and announced a July release. That film will now arrive on February 24, 2017.