The first ‘Tomb Raider’ trailer is here and it’s all very Batman Begins!

The first trailer for the new Tomb Raider film has dropped today and damn it’s good! This new live-action reboot is taking its inspiration from the recent Tomb Raider games giving us an origin story starring Alicia Vikander as a 21-year-old Lara Croft.

Playing close to the recent games that rebooted the franchise, we have a Lara Croft unlike we’ve got before. She’s not the seasoned Tomb Raider we’ve been accustomed to. Instead, think Batman Begins. Vikander plays a younger version of the character, who decides to leave the life of a broke East London college student behind and goes in search of a “fabled tomb,” in the hope to find answers to the mysterious circumstances surrounding her father’s death.

Check out the full synopsis of the film below.

“Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone. Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can’t understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death.

Going explicitly against his final wishes, she leaves everything she knows behind in search of her dad’s last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. But her mission will not be an easy one; just reaching the island will be extremely treacherous. Suddenly, the stakes couldn’t be higher for Lara, who—against the odds and armed with only her sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit—must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown. If she survives this perilous adventure, it could be the making of her, earning her the name tomb raider.”

Video game to film adaptations rarely work. Considering this film is literally recreating sequences from the game, let’s hope it doesn’t go down the path of the recent Assasin’s Creed adaptation. Warner Bros. better not stuff this up! I watched the Angelina Jolie ones way too much already.

What did you think of the trailer?

Tomb Raider is set to be released in March 2018.

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Author: Chad St James

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