Tomb Raider trailer shows Alicia Vikander in action as Lara Croft following 'Photoshop fail' poster

The new video game adaptation will be released next year

Jacob Stolworthy
Wednesday 20 September 2017 09:00
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Trailer for new Tomb Raider film released

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

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 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 the 2016 Best Supporting Actress Oscar 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.

The new trailer followed the film's official poster which drew attraction for a Photoshop 'fail' which saw Vikander given a rather long neck.

Confused film fans expressed their confusion over the poster on social media.

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 28 March 2018.

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