It’s odd when major Hollywood movies go quiet. In the case of Warner Bros upcoming Tomb Raider movie, you’d have thought they’d be hyping the heck out of it (Given that we’re not that far out from the release window). It seems that this is all part of the master plan for the movie and that audiences may finally get to see Alica Vikander in the iconic video game role.
Vikander recently told the Ottawa Sun that the first trailer was being put together, and would be landing sometime in the near future;
“It’s about being young, and not really knowing what kind of life is going to be in front of you. And you’ve been thrown questions about what you want to do, what you should do, and it’s not an easy thing for a teenager to figure that out. There’s a lot of pressure. It’s a coming of age story with a known action character, and hopefully, we’ll see some new aspects of her that we haven’t seen before.”
The rebooted movie is being directed by Roar Uthaug (The Wave) and stars Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) and has been in development for several years now. It sounds like the film is taking a lot of inspiration from the recent video game reboots – focussing on Lara’s origin story. It’s a wise move – in particular, if you remember the last two movie outings.
Warner Bros is keen for the movie to take off in a big way after the Angelina Jolie line of movies fizzled out back in the early 2000’s. The problem with those movies is they came during a time when the Tomb Raider franchise wasn’t enjoying the best of times. Angelina Jolie was fine in the role, but a new pair of hands in the form of Vikander is a positive step.
It is interesting that we haven’t seen a trailer yet. Typically, AAA movies push out trailers well ahead of release to get the hype ball rolling. There was barely a peep about the movie at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con – a worrying sign. Hopefully, we can get the Lara Croft movie we’ve been waiting years for.
Tomb Raider is scheduled for a 2018 release.