New photo of Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider
Scripted by Transformers: The Last Knight scribe Geneva Robertson-Dworet, the new Tomb Raider movie is based on the video game franchise. First published in 1996 by the London-based video game company Eidos, Tomb Raider 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, was released in 2015 and is available now for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 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.
Tomb Raider‘s Norwegian helmer Roar Uthaug is best known for his acclaimed 2015 disaster drama The Wave. Although it did not end up getting nominated, The Wave wound up becoming Norway’s official entry at the Academy Awards.
Also starring Dominic West, Walton Goggins, and Daniel Wu, Tomb Raider hits theaters on March 16, 2018.