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The Tomb Raider reboot hits theaters in March 2018

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Ex Machina's Alicia Vikander will star

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Lara Croft is returning to theaters: Variety is reporting that the reboot of the video game adaptation will debut on March 16th, 2018, with Ex Machina star Alicia Vikander taking on the title role.

Vikander signed on to play the character in April, with Norwegian director Roar Uthaug directing. There's no word on who else will be appearing in the film.

Vikander has received considerable acclaim for her work

The film is based on the game franchise, which followed archeologist Lara Croft, as she explored the world’s tombs and ruins looking for ancient artifacts. The series was first adapted into a film, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, in 2001, starring Angelina Jolie, who also starred in the 2003 sequel The Cradle of Life.

More recently, the gaming franchise was rebooted in 2013 with Tomb Raider and Rise of the Tomb Raider, which explored the origins of the character. Vikander has received considerable acclaim for her work in films such as The Danish Girl - for which she earned an Academy Award - and Ex Machina and will be appearing in this summer's Jason Bourne and The Light Between Oceans.


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