While it took some time for all the pieces to fall into place, the #TombRaider reboot slowly started to get off the ground, first with the casting of Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft, then with the casting of Dominic West as the character's father. Last month, we got the news that the highly-anticipated film had already started production. Now, thanks to an Alicia Vikander Twitter fan page, we have our first look at Vikander as the brave and adventurous... well, tomb raider:
As you can see from the pictures, it's like she was pulled straight out of the #videogames with her iconic grey tank top and her green pants. She looks like she could be exploring ancient grounds while kicking lots of butts at the same time - she's in incredible shape and looks like she bulked up a bit to play the part. Interesting about her look is the bandage on her arm, which is the same as the one she sported in the 2013 video game reboot.
"[We have a] chance to make this story now, based on the rebooted game which is more of an origin story. Hopefully [it's] a great story and a great arc and then within that, a very entertaining adventure film ... I played the game when I was a kid [laughs]. It was really the real first protagonist I had seen in a video game at that point. And of course Angelina Jolie made her into an icon. So it’s cool to try to step into the shoes and we’re hoping to make something that will hopefully will be fresh and new."
So this bandage confirms the film will be adapting the game's storyline (and that she will be getting in a lot of trouble). That, paired with the incredible cast put together so far, could mean great things for the reboot. However, as Assassin's Creed showed us, video game movie adaptations can have amazing actors with a faithful aesthetic to its source material and still not resonate with audiences.
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But we'll have to wait and see how everything turns out when Tomb Raider hits theaters on March 16, 2018.