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Action Abounds in First Trailer for Tomb Raider Film

Following yesterday’s teaser trailer and poster, Warner Bros. has released the first look at the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot, starring Alicia Vikander as the adventurous Lara Croft. Check it out below:

In addition to the trailer, an official synopsis has also been released (via Collider):

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.

Some of the trailer’s action sequences bear an uncanny resemblance to the game franchise’s 2013 reboot. Based on the synopsis above, only a few liberties are being taken in regards to story as well. We’ll see how this all shapes out once Tomb Raider opens in theaters on March 16, 2018.

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