The producer of the film, Graham King, announced that the storyline of the movie is based on the origins of the Lara Croft character.
Thirteen years after Angelina Jolie took the challenge of incarnating the famous Lara Croft in both Tomb Raider and The Cradle of Life, earlier this year was announced that there would be a new movie to continue the saga.
The Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina, Jason Bourne, and The Danish Girl, is now the responsible of performing as Lara Croft in this new film and will have the responsibility of making honors to one of the most famous sagas in video game history.
According to a statement from Vikander herself, she is looking forward to a more “emotional” story that centers around her father and daughter relationship. In the same note, King has said that the story includes the understanding of Croft’s inner core and deep feelings and even admitted that this was what made Alicia’s interest in playing the role to become a reality.
Movie plot and the 2013 reboot influence
In 2013, Square Enix Holdings, the Video game company that develops the game, released “Tomb Raider” to rejuvenate a franchise that was celebrating 17 years of presence in the video game world. Later, in 2015, it was released “Rise of the Tomb Raider” playable in all video game consoles and PC.
In both opportunities, the developers focused on making a more human Lara Croft that included the presence of an unseen emotional side of the heroine. According to the director Roar Uthaug, showing the human side of Croft is the principal objective of this new project, in order to let people relate more to the character. He also said that he wants to include his Norwegian roots into the film.
Tomb Raider Franchise: Movies and Videogames
This year 2016 is the 20th birthday of one of the most successful video game franchises in history. All the titles combined add up to over 45 million sales around the world.
However, in the film industry, the success has not been the same. Yes, the first movie starred by Angelina Jolie currently is the highest grossing film based on a video game title, but its sequel “The Cradle of Life” was such a disappointment in theaters that any project regarding a third movie was automatically dismissed.
The new movie will come out on March 16, 2018, and the remaining cast and crew have not been announced yet. Who knows, maybe the original Lara Croft, Angelina Jolie, even could appear in a cameo.
Source: Pop Crush