The first official images of Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in the new film adaptation of Tomb Raider have been released viaVanity Fair.
Along with the images a description of the plot was given. In the film, Lara Croft's father, a powerful businessman, goes missing. Despite having refused to take over his company, Lara sets out to find him in his last known location - a tomb on a remote island.
“When I was asked to take on this role I got really excited—Lara Croft is a truly iconic character,“ Vikander told Vanity Fair. “I 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.”
Tomb Raider is due out in theaters March 16, 2018.