Graças à Vanity Fair, podemos ver as primeiras imagens de Alicia Vikander (Ex_Machina) como Lara Croft para o reboot dos filmes da Tomb Raider. Ela parece mesmo a Lara Croft dos novos jogos. Há três fotos da nossa aventureira em acção. Falando sobre o papel a actriz disse:
“When I was asked to take on this role I got really excited—Lara Croft is a truly iconic character. I think people can identify with her for lots of different reasons, but for me I very much see her as a model for many young women. She’s trying to carve out her place in the world and connect her future with her past. She also has a fantastic mix of traits—tough, smart, vulnerable, plus she’s kick ass! She is also uniquely different to other characters I have taken on previously. It’s a lot of fun trying to get into Lara’s head and the challenge of getting to grips with such a physical role is an element of this project that I find an absolute thrill.”
O Producer Graham King falou sobre a Vikander e o seu papel na história:
“Alicia Vikander brings tremendous depth and vulnerability to this character, which is every bit as important as Lara Croft’s fierce strength, determination, and physicality. Our film takes Lara from her early origins, to the physical and emotional challenges through which she ultimately becomes the Tomb Raider. It’s a complex character, requiring a range of elements and Alicia brings all of that together brilliantly in her portrayal.”
O filme vai seguir Lara na sua primeira expedição onde vai terminar a pesquisa do seu pai para limpar o seu nome. Já foi dito que o pai da Croft, Lord Richard Croft, é um personagem importante na vida de Lara e da mitologia dos Tomb Raider.
“Seven years after the disappearance of her father, 21-year-old Lara has refused to take the reins of his global business empire, instead working as a bike courier in London while taking college classes. Eventually she becomes inspired to investigate her father’s disappearance and travels to his last-known location: a tomb on an island somewhere off the coast of Japan. 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.”
O Tomb Raider vai estrear em Março de 2018.