Alicia Vikander Unearths ‘Tomb Raider’ Film Details, Was Scared of Video Game
The Oscar-winning actress, whose role as Lara Croft was announced in April, told HitFix that her journey as the explorer will be different than Angelina Jolie's, who played the fearless character on the big screen in 2001 and 2003.
“They told me they were doing the film based on the reboot of the game from 2013,” Vikander said. “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."
The 2013 game, the tenth in the long-running franchise, found new archaeology school graduate Croft off the coast of Japan, where she was in search of a mysterious ancient kingdom that could control the weather. Her ship gets wrecked, though, and after she becomes separated from her group, a stranger captures her before she escapes by the skin of her teeth.
Sound a little scary? Vikander would certainly agree, and added that playing the Tomb Raider game years ago always managed to take a toll on her.
"I, with the rest of the world, was excited to see a female protagonist in a video game,” she said.. “I was a bit scared playing it when I was 12, 13. I had to go take little breaks."
Excited to see a new side of Croft? Share your thoughts on the new Tomb Raider model, and expect it in theaters in March 2018.
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