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…
🔸🔹 Alicia Vikander on set of Tomb Raider!!! pic.twitter.com/SV2NVXNdwX
— AliciaVikander Daily (@AliciaVikanderD) 6 February 2017
Meet your new Lara Croft.
— Collider (@Collider) 6 February 2017
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.