Tomb Raider female director

UPDATE: Another new image from the film has been released (along with the official synopsis) and we’ve added it to the gallery below.

It was impossible to play video games in the ’90s without being familiar with Lara Croft, the buxom explorer who became one of the industry’s most recognizable mascots. She even got her own movie in 2001, with Angelina Jolie taking on the part. A sequel followed in 2003.

But soon enough, video games grew up and Lara did, too. Our first look at the new Tomb Raider movie starring Alicia Vikander has arrived and her take on this video game icon looks to be very much in line with the rebooted version of the character.

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Alicia Vikander Joins Assassin's Creed

The news here is that uber-talented Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander will headline the cast of Freakshift, a monster movie that was originally announced back in 2012. The other way to look at that news is that director Ben Wheatley, one of the most inventive and thrilling people making movies on the planet at the moment, has landed a high-profile leading lady for his next genre outing. With Wheatley feeling like he’s on the verge of a genuine mainstream breakthrough and Vikander’s star rapidly on the rise, this feels like the perfect combination of talent for a movie that sounds very promising.

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Tomb Raider

Dominic West (The Affair) will play Lara Croft’s (Alicia Vikander) father in Tomb Raider. West has a pivotal role in Roar Uthaug‘s (The Wave) video game adaptation/reboot, which involves the titular character searching for her father. Production on the reboot began only a few days ago in South Africa.

Below, learn more about the Dominic West Tomb Raider casting.

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‘Tomb Raider’: Walton Goggins Joins Alicia Vikander

Tomb Raider Walton Goggins

Alicia Vikander is finally getting some company in the Tomb Raider reboot, though her Lara Croft may not be so thrilled about it. Walton Goggins is closing in on the villain role in the video game adaptation, which is being directed by Roar Uthaug (The Wave).  Read More »

Tomb Raider story details

Producer Graham King (Allied) has said before the Tomb Raider reboot will show how Lara Croft became such an adventurous, globe-trotting archaeologist. Academy Award-winner Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) is set to play the British video game character in director Roar Uthaug‘s (The Wave) film, which King recently described as a “back to the roots story.” He also divulged details of Croft’s first adventure.

Below, get some Tomb Raider story details.

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Derek Cianfrance interview

With his adaptation of M. L. Stedman‘s bestselling novel, writer-director Derek Cianfrance wanted to make The Light Between Oceans a cross between a John Cassavettes movie and a Dean Lean film, a personal tale told against an epic backdrop. Cianfrance, both in his films and in person, proudly wears his influences on his sleeves, but The Light Between Oceans still features staples we’re now coming to expect from the filmmaker behind Blue Valentine and The Place Beyond the Pines.

Like the relationships in Cianfrance’s two previous dramas, Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender) and Isabel Graysmark’s (Alicia Vikander) intense love for each other is tangible, intimate and often painful. When Isabel first enters a room, Tom’s face is lit up as if a miracle is unfolding before him. As Cianfrance tells us, he wants these seemingly minor moments to feel grand — but that’s not all we talk about with the filmmaker.

Below, read our Derek Cianfrance interview, in which he discusses with us the themes that tie his body of work together, his dreams of longevity as a director, the 209 hours of footage he shot for The Light Between Oceans, and more.

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Jason Bourne Clips

The summer of sequels is coming to an end later this month with Star Trek Beyond and Jason Bourne arriving late this month. However, we could probably call Suicide Squad as much of a sequel as it is a spin-off to start a new franchise, so maybe it’s coming to an end at the beginning of August. Anyway, closing out July will be the return of Matt Damon as the covert operative with the worst memory ever, and three new Jason Bourne clips give us a taste of what’s in store for the Treadstone assassin this time. Read More »

The Light Between Oceans trailer

We’ve already seen two trailers so far for Derek Cianfrance‘s upcoming film, The Light Between Oceans. The latest trailer is almost more of a teaser, condensing some of what we saw in the previous footage, but it’s another promising look at the Blue Valentine and The Place Beyond the Pines director’s latest film, which stars Michael FassbenderAlicia Vikander, and Rachel Weisz.

Below, watch the new The Light Between Oceans trailer.

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Tomb Raider

March 16th, 2018 is when we’ll see the new Lara Croft in action. That’s the release date Warner Bros. has set for director Roar Uthaug‘s (The Wave) video game adaptation/reboot, which will star Academy Award-winner Alicia Vikander (Jason Bourne). There are currently no other films scheduled for Lara Craft‘s release date that we know of, but it will open a week after The Wreck-It Ralph sequel and a few short weeks before Steven Spielberg‘s Ready Player One adaptation.

Below, learn more about the reboot.

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The Light Between Oceans trailer

We are going to see a lot of Michael Fassbender in 2016. Fassbender stars in this summer’s X-Men: Apocalypse, and we’ll see him later this year in Terrence Malick’s WeightlessAssassin’s Creed, and possibly Trespass Against Us (which is scored by The Chemical Brothers). Another promising title on his schedule is The Light Between Oceans. Writer/director Derek Cianfrance‘s (The Place Beyond the Pines) adaptation of M.L. Stedman‘s novel stars Fassbender, recent Academy Award winner Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl), and Rachel Weisz (The Lobster).

Watch The Light Between Oceans trailer below.

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