Tomb Raider Release Date Set for March 16, 2018

WB has announced a Tomb Raider release date.

The Tomb Raider release date has been set for March 16, 2018

Warner Bros. Pictures and MGM have today announced the Tomb Raider release date. Look for Academy Award winner Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) to make her big screen debut as Lara Croft when Tomb Raider hits theaters March 16, 2018.

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Norwegian filmmaker Roar Uthaug (The Wave) will direct the film, which has a script by Transformers: The Last Knight scribe Geneva Robertson-Dworet.

The original Tomb Raider game was published in 1996 by the London-based video game company Eidos and became one of the most successful video games of the time. A reboot of the series, telling the origin of Lara Croft, was released in 2013 and sold over 5 million copies. The most recent game, titled Rise of the Tomb Raider, is available now for the Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.

Paramount Pictures previously made two movies about the daredevil archaeologist on a series of global missions. The films, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, starred Angelina Jolie and grossed a combined $432 million at the worldwide box office.

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Although the Tomb Raider release date officially marks the first feature film to claim that weekend, the March 16, 2018 date has been held by Warner Bros. for some time. It was previously speculated that the DC Comics adaptation The Flash would claim that date. At the moment, however, The Flash is without an official release date.

Tomb Raider will be distributed by  Warner Bros. with MGM. They will produce the film with GK Films.

Are you happy that we finally have an official Tomb Raider release date? Who else would you like to see join the film’s cast? Let us know in the comments below!

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