First poster appears for Alicia Vikander’s Tomb Raider


We’re getting closer and closer to a time when we can all say we’ve seen a Tomb Raider movies without Angelina Jolie, and as such we now have a poster for that movie. As you can see in the poster this new film takes its cues from the reboot of the series, with all its dirt, grime, non-triangular breasts, and more appropriate adventuring clothing. Also with its casting which pulls in Oscar-winning Alicia Vikander for the title role. I’m actually a little surprised that her name gets such big billing here as she is definitely up and coming, but not a household name yet. 

That should change when this would be blockbuster releases, of course. The plot is hewing surprisingly close to the first game in the rebooted series, with Lara Croft travelling to an island off the coast of Japan to discover a tomb, which was the last known location of her father. Bow and arrow shooting probably ensues. Full plot synopsis below if you’re interested.

We hate trailer teasers because trailers for trailers are stupid, but since we’re sharing the poster here’s the teaser for the trailer that should debut tomorrow. Looks a little cheesy…

Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone. Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can’t understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death.

Going explicitly against his final wishes, she leaves everything she knows behind in search of her dad’s last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. But her mission will not be an easy one; just reaching the island will be extremely treacherous. Suddenly, the stakes couldn’t be higher for Lara, who—against the odds and armed with only her sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit—must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown. If she survives this perilous adventure, it could be the making of her, earning her the name tomb raider.

Matthew Razak
Matthew Razak is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Flixist. He has worked as a critic for more than a decade, reviewing and talking about movies, TV shows, and videogames. He will talk your ear off about James Bond movies, Doctor Who, Zelda, and Star Trek.