When a video game franchise is great, sometimes Hollywood takes it upon themselves to try and turn that game into a film franchise as well. This happened with Tomb Raider, although it didn’t go very well for them. Then a few years ago, a rebooted version of the original Tomb Raider games was released and the fans loved it, so of course a new film is being made once more. Fans have been clamoring and wondering what story we can expect to see with this new rebooted version of the Tomb Raider films. Well we’re glad you asked.
Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina), the actress who’s set to play Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider film recently spoke to HitFlix, and in the interview she confirmed the direction they were going in with this reboot:
“They were doing the film based on the reboot of the game from 2013. That [it] 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.”
So basically the premise of this film will probably be loosely based on the events that took place in Tomb Raider the game. If you don’t know what happens in the game, it’s basically a coming-of-age story where we get to witness Lara on her first real adventure, and also watch her be forged into the skilled explorer that we all played as in the previous games.
The game did a lot of things right, so hopefully the movie can pick up on those cues and translate it into something that moviegoers will be happy to see when it makes it’s way to the big screen.
Tomb Raider (official title TBA) is scheduled to release on March 16th, 2018.