The first images of Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft on the set of the new Tomb Raider.
Thanks to the Daily Mail in the UK we get to see the first pictures from the set of the new Tomb Raider film prominently featuring the film’s lead actress Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl, Ex Machina) all Tomb Raider’ed up. The images show Vikander on top of what looks like a dilapidated plane wing performing various stunts.
The film wardrobe appears to be similar to the newest Tomb Raider games as Vikander is sporting long dark pants, a tank top, and bandages that look very similar to those in the 2013 Tomb Raider promotional images. Vikander is clearly jumping right into the very physical role, in some shots, you can see she is secured by wire cables as she performs jumps and maneuvers around the set piece.
?? Alicia Vikander on set of Tomb Raider!!! pic.twitter.com/SV2NVXNdwX
— AliciaVikander Daily (@AliciaVikanderD) February 6, 2017
We have been told to expect some a bit different than the 2001/2003 Tomb Raider films. The film will be reportedly similar to the franchise’s 2013 reboot which revolves around a young Lara Croft developing into the Tomb Raider we know and love. In November producer Graham King revealed that the story will be about Lara’s search for her missing father played by Dominic West (The Affair, The Wire).
Tomb Raider began shooting in South Africa earlier this year and is due March 16, 2018. Directed by Roar Uthaug, it will also star Walter Groggins (Sons of Anarchy, The Hateful Eight) and Daniel Wu (Warcraft). Video games movies can be a touchy subject for fans as filmmakers often miss the mark when translating our favorite titles to the big screen. Whether you liked it or hated it 2001’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider remains one of the highest grossing video game films of all time, although its sequel and a number of other video game based films failed to garner as much success. Hopefully, the new film can recapture some of that magic. It is early but do these early shots of Lara look promising? Share with us in comments below or talk to us on Facebook, Twitter, or on our forums!