Further details have come to light regarding the 2018 Tomb Raider movie/origin story/reboot, which stars Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft.
In a recent interview with Hey U Guys, producer Graham King revealed the core idea that the new movie would revolve around – if you want to head into theatres completely unspoiled in 2018, stop reading now.
Okay, so now we’ve separated the wheat from the chaff (I’ll let you decide which is which), King explained that the film would focus on Lara’s search for her dad, which plays a big part in the recent rebooted take on the games.
This is kind of what we call a back to the roots story. This is a young Lara Croft in search to see if her father is dead or alive, so it has a very emotional part to it and I think that’s what Alicia found so interesting about it. I think the storytelling is really good and I think we’ve got the right crew and a great director.
This ties in with what Vikander herself said a few months back, revealing to HitFix in July that the film will be an origin story, based on the 2013 Tomb Raider, itself a reboot.
In March, director Roar Uthaug (The Wave) spoke highly of the 2013 game, claiming his movie would focus on making Lara feel like ‘a real human being’.
2001’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, which starred Angelina Jolie, remains the highest grossing videogame movie in the US – hopefully Vikander and crew are onto something special with the reboot.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.