Tomb Raider has been one of the most successful video games of all time, under the game company Eidos. And a few years later, Eidos became part of an international interactive entertainment group called Square Enix. Back in 2013, Square Enix then released a rebooted version of the game featuring a younger Lara Croft who takes on her very first big adventure. And this is now where the storyline of the new Tomb Raider movie is based from.
In 2011, Graham King’s GK Films purchased rights from Square Enix. Years later, MGM and Warner Bros. acquired film rights from GK Films as well. They will then produce the Tomb Raider reboot together while Roar Uthaug will direct the film.
Now, let’s talk about the new Lara Croft. Past rumors say that anyone from Daisy Ridley, Saoirse Ronan, Cara Delevigne to even Emilia Clarke could be casted for the rebooted role. But as of April, The Danish Girl‘s actress Alicia Vikander has been chosen. With her impeccable English accent and performance, sources say that Alicia has always been their first choice. With her award-winning performance in The Danish Girl, many then look forward to seeing her as Lara Croft. She also co-stars with Matt Damon in the Jason Bourne franchise and soon will be seen in The Light Between Oceans to be released sometime next year as well. And if you can remember, Alicia Vikander was also in Ex Machina.
With Angelina Jolie as the previous Lara Croft in worldwide box office hits Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, this Tomb Raider reboot is something that we can look forward to as well (although it might still be released next year).