The Independent’s journalism is supported by our readers. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn commission.

Tomb Raider: New trailer shows Alicia Vikander in action as video game heroine Lara Croft

The adventure is set to focus on the video game character's origin story

Jacob Stolworthy
Friday 19 January 2018 10:06
Comments
Tomb Raider (2018) - UK trailer

The next trailer for the new Tomb Raider film has arrived showing Alicia Vikander in action as video game heroine Lara Croft.

Simply titled Tomb Raider, the latest adaptation of the long-running video game franchise - which began in 1996 - sees the Swedish Oscar-winner take over from Angelina Jolie who played the character in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) and its sequel The Cradle of Life (2003).

This film will focus on Croft's origin story with the character far from the seasoned adventurer gamers now know her as.

Vikander - who won Best Supporting Actress at the 2016 Oscars for her role in The Danish Girl - stars alongside Dominic West, Daniel Wu and Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight, HBO comedy Vice Principals) who'll play the film's chief villain.

Back in September, the film drew attraction due to its official poster which was deemed a Photoshop 'fail' because of Vikander's unusually long neck.


Speaking about Croft's inspiration, Vikander told Vanity Fair: “I think people can identify with her [Lara] for lots of different reasons, but for me I very much see her as a model for many young women. She's trying to carve out her place in the world and connect her future with her past. She also has a fantastic mix of traits - tough, smart, vulnerable, plus she's kick ass.“

Tomb Raider will be released in the UK on 16 March.

Follow Independent Culture on Facebook

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged in