Back in April, Warner Brothers, MGM, and GK Films announced Alicia Vikander to play the new Lara Croft for the much-anticipated Tomb Raider reboot. Vikander will assume the role of the film’s heroine originally played by the iconic Angelina Jolie in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and its sequel Lara Croft: Tomb Raider the Cradle of Life.
In a recent interview with Maria Menounos promoting her current film, Jason Bourne, Vikander confirms that the future film adaptation is unlike its precursors. “I think what we’re doing is something quite different,” says the 27 year old actress, “since they rebooted the game in 2013. We’re doing a film of that game.”
The 2013 revamped video game, developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix, had similar intentions of steering away from previous game releases and storylines. Instead of developing a sequel to Tomb Raider: Underworld, released in 2008, the franchise developed a game that recreated the heroine’s character.
“They told me they were doing the film based on the reboot of the game from 2013,” says Vikander in a recent interview with HitFix, “That is more of an origin story. You get into an emotional aspect of getting to know Lara hopefully in an in-depth way. So I hope that doing a film of the rebooted game will bring something new and fresh that’ll stand on its own two legs.”
Check out the Ex Machina star playing Lara Croft in theatres on March 16, 2018.