Warner Bros. has released the newest trailer for Tomb Raider, its take on the popular Lara Croft franchise. It can be seen below.
This marks the second official trailer for the film, and sheds even more light on the survival skills Croft will need to use in the movie. This version of Croft, played by Alicia Vikander, is based on Square Enix’s most recent entries in the game’s franchise, Tomb Raider and Rise of the Tomb Raider. Everything from the outfits worn by Vikander to the environment she’s set to explore and aspects of the story the film will tell are based on those games.
Warner Bros.’ adaptation will focus on a young, broke college student living in East London, whose life abruptly changes when she decides to seek out adventure by joining an archaeological mission to find a fabled tomb off the coast of Japan. The full synopsis for the film can be read below:
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, which also stars Dominic West (The Wire), Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight), Daniel Wu (Warcraft) and Kristin Scott Thomas (The English Patient), will be released on March 16.