New Tomb Raider actress Alicia Vikander has revealed that her forthcoming role as the famous archeologist will involve an origin tale.
Talking to Collider, the actress, famous for her role in Ex-Machina, also said she was looking forward to stepping into the shoes first filled by Angelina Jolie.
“I played the game when I was a kid [laughs]. Anyways, it was a really the real first protagonist I had seen in a video game at that point. And of course Angelina Jolie made her into an icon. So it’s cool to try to step into the shoes and we’re hoping to make something that will hopefully will be fresh and new,” she said.
Asked how this version might differ from Jolie’s, she continued: “I hadn’t played the new rebooted game – and now I have and now it’s quite different. The kind of rebooted the game and it visually looks quite different and it’s like I said, it’s more of an origin story. You’re following this girl who, on her way to becoming what we all know her for, Tomb Raider, Lara Croft.”
The new iteration of Lara Croft will appear in cinemas on March 16, 2018.