MGM, Warner Bros. Pictures, and GK Films are producing the new film, which is directed by The Wave’s Roar Uthaug. In addition to the trio of new stills, which you can check out below, the studio have also unveiled a new synopsis. Tomb Raider is set to tell the story of a young and untested Croft, who due to brutal circumstances, is forced to fight for her survival. It is largely based on the the recently rebooted game series from Square Enix.
Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone.
Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can’t understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death. Going explicitly against his final wishes, she leaves everything she knows behind in search of her dad’s last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. But her mission will not be an easy one; just reaching the island will be extremely treacherous. Suddenly, the stakes couldn’t be higher for Lara, who—against the odds and armed with only her sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit—must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown. If she survives this perilous adventure, it could be the making of her, earning her the name Tomb Raider.
The original Tomb Raider game was released in 1996 by London-based Eidos, which is now part of Square Enix. The games have sold over 35 million units. Paramount’s two films starring Angelina Jolie as the British archaeologist were released in 2001 and 2003 and grossed $432 million worldwide. The new film is due out on 16th March 2018.
Source: Vanity Fair