‘Tomb Raider’ Reboot Synopsis Released

Video game movies have been one area Hollywood just can’t seem to get right, but the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot based off Crystal Dynamics’ title in 2012 just might have the pieces in place to break the disappointing cycle. The film already has a solid cast with Oscar winner Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) as Laura Croft, Donnie Yen (Into The Badlands), Walton Goggins, and Dominic West all set to join the young star next year.

With filming officially underway we now have our first synopsis for the movie alongside some new images of Vikander in the lead role. Check it out!

“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.”

Tomb Raider arrives in theaters March 16th 2018.