Tomb Raider getting a new Film Adaptation

It seems like game-to-film adaptations have become much more popular as of late. With the release of Ratchet and Clank, Assassin’s Creed, Warcraft… angry birds… So it’s no big surprise that film makers will soon be gracing the silver screen with one of gaming’s biggest fanboy series: Tomb Raider.

As most of us know, this isn’t the first dive into Tomb Raider as a film. The original films starred Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft (way to add two sex symbols together and still get shit). Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and Cradle of Life – the first two Tomb Raider films – barely hold the low 20% range on Rotten Tomatoes. 

However, just because it hasn’t worked before, doesn’t mean it will flop this time. It appears the studio is taking its cues from the later installments in the series, such as Rise of the Tomb Raider, which feature a younger (and less… well endowed) Lara Croft.

Alicia Vikander, an actress that we know best from her work in Ex Machina as the AI, AVA, will be taking on the persona of Lara Croft for the new film, fitting with the younger Lara look.

Much like Rise of the Tomb Raider, Lara will be following in the footsteps of her father (though rather begrudgingly from the sounds of the IMDB description).

“Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone.”

It’s hard to predict how the film will do until the first critic reviews hit the web, but with Warner Bros as the producer and distributor, it could go either way.

We’ll certainly be keeping our eyes out for the full trailer to drop later today. Until then, here’s the trailer for the trailer: