New Tomb Raider Movie Poster Gears Up Lara Croft for Action

Those waiting anxiously for the new Tomb Raider to open in theaters next month can take time out to appreciate this stunning movie poster that shows the adventurous Lara Croft, played by Alicia Vikander, all geared up to face whatever traps and puzzles await her.

The project was helmed by director Roar Uthaug who took great inspiration from the recent video games released in the franchise by Crystal Dynamics. In fact, the trailers released so far confirm several scenes in the movie to have been accurately taken right out of the video games. There are theories that the storyline might be closely connected as well and will indeed feature a supernatural element by the end.

Tomb Raider will be an origin story and hence, not continue from where the two previous movies, starring Angelina Jolie as the beautiful archaeologist, left off. Lara Croft, at the age of just 21 years old, will set out to solve the disappearance of her father. However, the perilous journey will lead her to a remote island in the middle of nowhere where her survival and puzzle-solving skills will be put to the ultimate test.

The new lead actress has previously stated that she intends to set herself apart from the Lara Croft portrayal in both the games and movies. The fan-base, though, is a bit iffy on the subject and is split between whether Vikander was the right cast for the job or not.

The other appearances in the movie will be made by Dominic West as Lord Richard Croft, Walton Goggins as Father Mathias Vogel, and Daniel Wu as Lu Ren.

Tomb Raider is scheduled to premiere worldwide on March 16.