The upcoming Tomb Raider movie is due out next March. This film’s iteration of Lara Croft is a dead ringer for her video game counterpart.
Images of lead star Alicia Vikander have debuted in an interview in GQ, showing the actress all bandaged up and holding a pick-ax and a bow, with a quiver slung over her shoulder. When Tomb Raider 2013 came out, Crystal Dynamics’ version of Lara looked less exaggerated than previous versions. That decision clearly has had ripple effects into the movies, since the most notable thing here is how much Vikander’s costuming mimics the look that Lara sports in the latest Tomb Raider games.
The obligatory video-game-movie question gets asked and director Roar Uthaug answers thusly:
Video game movies have a reputation for disappointing both critics and fans of the games. What will make your Tomb Raider different?
We drew a lot of inspiration and reference from the game and the entire Tomb Raider canon to develop our world, and I believe fans will recognize that. At the same time, this is a completely different theatrical approach to Lara Croft that will offer something new in the origin and development of the character. It’s a story that not only highlights her incredible physical accomplishments but delves deeper into her humanity.