Tomb Raider Movie Reboot Story Details Revealed

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New details have emerged about the Tomb Raider movie reboot, which is set for release in 2018 and will star Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft.

In an interview with Hey U Guys, producer Graham King explained that the film would focus upon Lara's search for her dad. "This is kind of what we call a back to the roots story," he said. "This is a young Lara Croft in search to see if her father is dead or alive, so it has a very emotional part to it and I think that’s what Alicia found so interesting about it.

"I think the storytelling is really good and I think we've got the right crew and a great director," he added.

King's comments tie into what Vikander said about the direction of the movie earlier this year. "They told me they were doing the film based on the reboot of the game from 2013," she told HitFix in July. "That is more of an origin story. You get into an emotional aspect of getting to know Lara hopefully in an in-depth way. So I hope that doing a film of the rebooted game will bring something new and fresh that'll stand on its own two legs."

In March, director Roar Uthaug (The Wave) lauded the 2013 game and said his movie will try to do something similar. "I think making Lara Croft feel like a real human being, that's definitely something we want to bring to the big screen as well," he said. "I think we'll want to make people relate to Lara as a character. I'm hoping to bring some of my Norwegian sensibilities to the franchise."

The previous two Tomb Raider films--2001's Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and 2003's Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life--starred Angelina Jolie. The first movie remains the highest grossing video game adaptation ever in the US, but the disappointing box office for The Cradle of Life, combined with Jolie's reluctance to revisit the character, meant that a third film never materialized.

The new Tomb Raider movie hits theaters on March 16, 2018.

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