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SDCC: New ‘Tomb Raider’ Film is Based on 2013 Reboot

Rise of the Tomb Raider, Square Enix

A few weeks back, we reported that a Tomb Raider movie was on the way, starring Alicia Vikander as Laura Croft. There was rumor that the film would be based on the 2013 video game that rebooted the Tomb Raider franchise, as stars a young Laura Croft during her time as an archaeology student.

With the San Diego Comic-Con kicking off this week, we now have confirmation that the new film will indeed be an adaptation of the game. According to HitFix, Alicia Vikander confirmed the news saying:

They told me they were doing the film based on the reboot of the game from 2013. That is more of an origin story. You get into an emotional aspect of getting to know Lara hopefully in an in-depth way. So I hope that doing a film of the rebooted game will bring something new and fresh that’ll stand on its own two legs.

Tomb Raider: definitive edition, Square Enix
Laura Croft gets a new beginning in Tomb Raider: The Definitive Edition. Image: Square Enix

This is good news for Tomb Raider fans. The rebooted games are amazing, and gives gamers an updated version of the hero Laura Croft. She has become the complete embodiment of a strong woman. This is in stark contrast to her beginnings, in which she served as a sex symbol for a generation.

Game Synopsis:

There is no official word from the studio on the direction of the film. Here is the official synopsis of the rebooted game from IMDB:

On an expedition into the dragons triangle, Lara Croft, and her crew crashed on an unknown island and search for their lost crew. But while Lara falls asleep her best friend Sam is taken by a strange man Mathias. Throughout the whole game Lara learns new skills, has many different weapons, and many islanders who will stop at nothing to keep their sun queen safe. Lara must save Sam from a horrible fate. And discovers what she truly is.

Stay tuned for more updates as they come. Do you think that Vikander will make a good Laura Croft?

Brad Repka
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