Daarnaast is ook de synopsis onthuld:
“Seven years after the disappearance of her father, 21-year-old Lara has refused to take the reins of his global business empire, instead working as a bike courier in London while taking college classes. Eventually she becomes inspired to investigate her father’s disappearance and travels to his last-known location: a tomb on an island somewhere off the coast of Japan. 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.”
“When I was asked to take on this role I got really excited—Lara Croft is a truly iconic characterI think people can identify with her for lots of different reasons, but for me I very much see her as a model for many young women. She’s trying to carve out her place in the world and connect her future with her past. She also has a fantastic mix of traits—tough, smart, vulnerable, plus she’s kick ass! She is also uniquely different to other characters I have taken on previously. It’s a lot of fun trying to get into Lara’s head and the challenge of getting to grips with such a physical role is an element of this project that I find an absolute thrill.”
Vikander neemt het in de film op tegen Walton Goggins. Dominic West (The Wire, Punisher: War Zone) is gecast als Lara Croft’s vader. Daarnaast is er nog een rol voor Daniel Wu. Roar Utaugh regisseert de film op basis van een scenario van Transformers: The Last Knight-scenarist Geneva Robertson-Dworet. Tomb Raider begon in 1996 als een computerspel en is uitgegroeid tot de meest succesvolle game franchise tot op heden. De eerste keer dat deze succesvolle game verfilmd werd speelde Angelina Jolie de hoofdrol. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider en Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – Cradle of Life brachten wereldwijd ongeveer $435 miljoen op.
Tomb Raider moet in maart 2018 onze bioscopen bereiken.