The failure of the two films then made the big screen version of Tomb Raider seem to be in suspended animation. The original version of the video game continues to grow because it already has rabid fans. However, Lara Croft with (sorry) her curvaceous, bald chest, never again graced the cinema.
However, even so, after nearly fifteen years of absence, in April 2016, news emerged that Lara Croft would return to the big screen. Initially, it was rumored Daisy Ridley would be the main star. However, the producers later announced Alicia Vikander who would star in this latest version of Tomb Raider.
The rights to film Tomb Raider, which was previously controlled by Paramount Pictures, have, in fact, been purchased by GK Films since 2011. With support from Warner Bros. Pictures, the production house founded by Graham King, intends to reboot the Tomb Raider franchise.
Yes, Alicia Vikander’s version of Tomb Raider, which is showing in cinemas starting this Wednesday (7/3), is not related to Angelina Jolie’s version of Tomb Raider. The story is completely different. Because it will start all over again. The story of this latest film is based on a video game released by Square Enix in 2013. The 10th series of the Tomb Raider franchise made by Crystal Dynamics is more emphasis on the origins of Lara Croft.
In this rebooted version of Tomb Raider, Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander) is described as more modern and living in an urban environment. He is only 21 years old. Perhaps, she was still a virgin and inexperienced. Not like Angelina Jolie’s version of Lara Croft. Who is a descendant of British royalty. The rich. Who likes to collect antiques from various ancient temples and tombs that he has visited.
Alicia Vikander’s version of Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider film is an ordinary girl. An only child. Yang, from the age of 14, lived alone after his mother died. Meanwhile, his father, Lord Richard Croft (Dominic West), who is an archaeologist, is busy working in London.
Long story short, after seven years of Lara Croft living alone, suddenly, came a box of information. Which states his father has disappeared. However, even so, Lara did not believe it. His adventure then starts from the last place his father visited. Namely, an island off the coast of Japan.
In the teaser trailer for Tomb Raider which was released in September 2017, there is a scene where Lara Croft is showing off her skills. There is a scene of him running in the forest, aiming at the target with a bow and arrow, using a weapon, then jumping into a waterfall!
In addition, in the 15-second Tomb Raider trailer, at first glance, the face of a handsome actor from Hong Kong: Daniel Wu appears. Who plays the character of a ship captain named Lu Ren. Which, it is said, helped Lara Croft find her father in Japan.
In the first poster of Tomb Raider released last September 2017, Lara Croft is seen walking on the beach. He was wearing a tank top and earth color cargo pants. Her hair is messy.