Among this year’s collection of blockbusters is one that has the potential to truly surprise audiences: Tomb Raider, starring Alicia Vikander as the iconic eponymous video game hero — who does a little more hanging off of and jumping over things than any actual tomb raiding in the latest trailer for the upcoming reboot, directed by Roar Uthaug. (If nothing else, this movie boasts the director with the coolest name ever.)
Tulip Fever exists. Totally. We promise. In fact, it exists so much that its bodice-ripper of a Red Band trailer was just released today, even though the release was pushed back for a third (or is it fourth?) time earlier this week. As if to apologize, The Weinstein Company released a very sexy trailer today that you definitely don’t want to watch in your office on your lunch break.
The Alicia Vikander Tomb Raider reboot is nigh, and will show us who Lara Croft was before she became the raider of tombs immortalized in like a billion video games. As part of their Comic Con preview, Entertainment Weekly released a new image of Vikander as Croft, hanging on to a cliff for dear life, as you do.
While the words “period action” and “Guy Ritchie” don’t always go over well with critics, there’s no denying that Ritchie’s 2015 film The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is a cut above the rest. Led by an all-star cast that included Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, and Alicia Vikander, U.N.C.L.E. runs with its Cold War setting and creates a stylish and — dare I say — sexy story of international intrigue and the dapper spies who saved the world from nuclear annihilation. Unfortunately for its fans, the movie didn’t do particularly well at the box office, only grossing about $110 million worldwide against a $75 million budget. That’s not exactly money that screams sequel, if you know what I mean.
When I spoke with Armie Hammer and director Ben Wheatley about Free Fire following a day of paintball and BBQ at SXSW, it was evident that these guys are operating on the same wavelength, so it’s not exactly surprising to learn that the actor is re-teaming with the director of the upcoming shoot ’em up for another round — and this time they’re setting their sights on something a bit nastier: Monsters.