‘Tomb Raider’ Set Photos Reveal First Look at Alicia Vikander’s Lara Croft
A movie reboot of Tomb Raider initially sounded like a fairly lame idea, but it’s become increasingly intriguing (and somewhat promising) in recent months — in addition to casting Alicia Vikander in the lead role, the new Tomb Raider film has some good things going for it, including a solid director (the guy behind The Wave), Walton Goggins as the villain and Dominic West as Lara Croft’s dad. Today adds an extra dose of optimism with a series of photos from the set, which offer our first look at Vikander in costume as the iconic video game hero.
The photos, which debuted over at Daily Mail, show Vikander most definitely looking the part of Lara Croft and, perhaps most importantly, sporting a very practical, no-frills costume:
I’m remaining optimistic about the Tomb Raider reboot for the time being, though I’ve been pretty consistently disappointed by female-led action franchises — like the Resident Evil and Underworld movies, which squander potentially cool stories and the talents of great actresses on mediocre (at best) garbage. Maybe Tomb Raider can break the streak.
The film also stars Daniel Wu, and features a screenplay by Geneva Robertson-Dworet — a Black List scribe who recently worked in the Hasbro writers’ room for Paramount, and whose credits also include Sherlock Holmes 3 and Margot Robbie’s Gotham City Sirens project. Roar Uthaug is directing Tomb Raider, which is currently set for a March 16, 2018 release.