GQ have given us our first decent look at Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in the new Tomb Raider movie reboot, which is based on the actual game reboot. The movie has a 2018 release date.
We can now see that Vikander as the new Lara Croft is dressed similarly to that of the rebooted gaming franchise in which we see a much more vulnerable Lara Croft who is much more gritty and less sexualised.
In an interview conducted with GQ, Director Roar Uthaug confirmed the the game was an origins story. He also spoke a little bit about how the movie was directly inspired by the game, which you can read below.
Video game movies have a reputation for disappointing both critics and fans of the games. What will make your Tomb Raider different? Roar Uthaug: We drew a lot of inspiration and reference from the game and the entire Tomb Raider canon to develop our world, and I believe fans will recognize that. At the same time, this is a completely different theatrical approach to Lara Croft that will offer something new in the origin and development of the character. It’s a story that not only highlights her incredible physical accomplishments but delves deeper into her humanity.
How closely will your movie echo the narrative of the 2013 Tomb Raider video game? Roar Uthaug: That game was certainly part of what inspired our film. I think fans will be delighted to discover many touchstones from the game throughout the story. At the same time, this is not the kind of video game adaptation you often see, with a lot of CGI and effects. Our movie takes a more realistic, grounded approach. Lara Croft is a hero and a champion but she is not a superhero. She is very much human, and we see her deal with that humanity in many ways.