Tomb Raider: first shots of Alicia Vikander

The first shots are in from the shoot of the new Tomb Raider movie, and as a consequence, we get our first look at Alicia Vikander as the new Lara Croft. Here she is on set, already hard at work on one of the film’s action sequences…

West joins an impressive cast for the redo. In addition to starring a newly minted Oscar winner like Alicia Vikdander as Lara Croft, the movie also features Walton Goggins, whose career is on a major career upswing after enjoying a scene stealing turn in Quentin Tarantino’s 2015 effort, The Hateful Eight. The movie also stars Daniel Wu. The film is being directed by Roar Uthaug, a Norwegian filmmaker who previously helmed the foreign language disaster film, The Wave. He is filming from a script by first-time feature scribe, Geneva Robertson-Dworet.

Could this be the team to finally make a good video game movie adaptation? One that brings a legitimacy to the medium’s cinematic potential like Richard Donner and Tim Burton did for comic book movies in the 20th century? Well… anything’s possible, and Vikander’s casting is certainly a promising start. Then again, so was her The Light Between Oceans partner, Michael Fassbender, signing onto the Assassin’s Creed movie…so, we’ll see.