News about the “Tomb Raider” reboot is slowly coming out as, after learning back in April that Alicia Vikander will star as Lara Croft, we now have an official release date of March 16, 2018. The Warner Bros/MGM project got its start back in 2011 when MGM acquired the rights to the property.
The original video game came out in 1996 and became one of the most popular games of its time, so much so that it received a film adaptation only 5 years later. That film, and the 2003 sequel, starred Angelina Jolie in lead role and garnered lukewarm responses.
Vikander made a massive splash with her incredible year of 2015. She won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “The Danish Girl” and, arguably, should’ve received equal recognition for her stunning turn as A.I. Ava in “Ex Machina.” Vikander will appear in the fifth Bourne film on July 29 and is set to star opposite Michael Fassbender in Derek Cianfrance’s “The Light Between Oceans” on September 2.
“Tomb Raider” will be directed by Norwegian filmmaker Roar Uthaug, produced by Graham King and written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet, who was featured on the 2012 Black List and has been enlisted as a part of the “Transformers” writers room.