Watch: Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in Brand-New Tomb Raider Trailer

There are few video game characters as well known and iconic as the Tomb Raider, Lady Lara Croft. First brought to the big screen in live action form by Angelina Jolie back in 2001, the adventurous archaeologist returns to film in a reboot picture starring Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander.

Watch: Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in Brand-New Tomb Raider Trailer
Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider reboot. Photo: Warner Bros.

The film is (obviously) modeled after the recent game titles, a younger Lara with a bow and ponytail rather than her signature braid. Although we DO get to see her with a braid and dual pistols during the first trailer.

The second full-length trailer just dropped this morning, and shows our leading lady a more vulnerable state. Check out the trailer:

As you can see from the Paramount film, Lara is most definitely a survivor.

Roar Uthaug is directing, the screenplay is by Geneva Robertson-Dworet (who is also writing Captain Marvel for Disney/Marvel and the Gotham City Sirens flick for WB), and Alastair Siddons.

Dominic West is playing Lord Richard Croft (Lara's father), Kristin Scott Thomas is playing Ana Miller, Hannah John-Kamen is playing Sophie, Walton Goggins is playing Mathias Vogel, and Daniel Wu is playing Lu Ren.

The soundtrack is being helmed by Tom Holkenborg, who goes by JunkieXL, and is the creative force behind the score for Mad Max: Fury Road and the much-maligned but still great King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

Tomb Raider is due to hit theaters on March 16th.

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About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

 Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

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