'Tomb Raider' Movie Release Date, Plot Revealed: 'Rise' Game Celebrates 20 Years

Nov 29, 2016 04:11 AM EST | Sharee Ann Narciso-Tolentino

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With a new Tomb Raider movie scheduled for 2018 and more updates with the 'Rise of the Tomb Raider' game, there is much to celebrate for fans.
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Academy Award winner Alicia Vikander is slated to portray the video game favorite Lara Croft in an emotional origin "Tomb Raider" movie coming this 2018. Producer Graham King reveals that this film will be a fun and exciting project because of the great writing, cast, crew and director. When the movie comes out, it will be almost two decades since the previous Lara Croft movie, which starred Angelina Jolie.

Vikander (The Danish Girl, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) will play a younger Lara Croft who is searching for her father. The setting of the story will take fans back to the very first Tomb Raider movies and games. Nostalgia will play a big part of the project. King stated in his interview with HeyUGuys that the movie is going to be a "back to the roots story."

News Everyday confirms that the film will be released in the US on March 16, 2018. This will finally put to rest many fans who were wondering which version of Croft is better on the big screen. While Vikander and Jolie certainly have their own strengths and styles, we cannot give a verdict until we see it ourselves.

In the meantime, fans of the original video game are more excited than ever. In addition to the coming movies, the 20th anniversary of the "Rise of the Tomb Raider" game is being celebrated with some major updates. There are additional skins and outfits, but the biggest bonus comes in the form of new levels and challenges.

Reboots are becoming the new trend in Hollywood. Fans have seen various reboots from television shows to films. This makes the Tomb Raider movie less of a surprise but this does not mean that fans are less excited. Between the new film and the game's 20th anniversary updates, there is much to celebrate about Lara Croft and her adventures.

 

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