Images: Tomb Raider - New Photo Of Alicia Vikander As Lara Croft

Empire released a new photo of Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in the upcoming Tomb Raider, which is meant to be inspired by the 2013 video game. Vikander previously spoke about the role, stating that:

"When I was asked to take on this role I got really excited—Lara Croft is a truly iconic character. I think people can identify with her for lots of different reasons, but for me I very much see her as a model for many young women. She’s trying to carve out her place in the world and connect her future with her past. She also has a fantastic mix of traits—tough, smart, vulnerable, plus she’s kick ass! She is also uniquely different to other characters I have taken on previously. It's a lot of fun trying to get into Lara’s head and the challenge of getting to grips with such a physical role is an element of this project that I find an absolute thrill." 

Directed by Roar Uthaug, Tomb Raider also stars Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, Dominic West, and Hannah John-Kamen. It will be released on March 16, 2018. The official plot synopsis is below.

“Seven years after the disappearance of her father, 21-year-old Lara has refused to take the reins of his global business empire, instead working as a bike courier in London while taking college classes. Eventually she becomes inspired to investigate her father’s disappearance and travels to his last-known location: a tomb on an island somewhere off the coast of Japan. 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.”