Tomb Raider Movie

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Who's Involved:

Hannah John-Kamen, Evan Daugherty, Kristin Scott Thomas, Walton Goggins, Alicia Vikander, Graham King, Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Roar Uthaug, Dominic West, Tim Headington, Daniel Wu

Release Date:

Friday, March 16, 2018 (Nationwide)

sequences of violence and action, and for some language

Runtime: 1 hr, 58 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

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.

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Who stars in Tomb Raider: Cast List

... Lara Croft

"The Green Knight" , "The Seventh Son"  

... Father Mathias Vogel [Villain]

"Spirit Untamed" , "Words on Bathroom Walls"  

... Lu Ren

"Reminiscence" , "WarCraft"  

... Lord Richard Croft

"Downton Abbey: A New Era" , "John Carter"  

"Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City" , "SAS: Red Notice"  

"In the House" , "Bel Ami"  

Who's making Tomb Raider: Crew List

A look at the Tomb Raider behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Roar Uthaug last directed The Wave. The film's writer Evan Daugherty last wrote Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Divergent.


Roar Uthaug


Tim Headington
Graham King

Production: What we know about Tomb Raider?

Key Facts

  1. The music is by Tom Holkenborg (Mad Max: Fury Road).
  2. The reboot is very much more an origin story than the Angelina Jolie version. As Alicia Vikander explained to, "[This] is more of an origin story. You get into an emotional aspect of getting to know Lara hopefully in an in-depth way. So I hope that doing a film of the rebooted game will bring something new and fresh that'll stand on its own two legs (7/9/16)."
  3. Croft’s father, Lord Richard Croft (to be played by Dominic West), is a key figure in the Raider mythos and is an aristocrat and archeologist (Hollywood Reporter, 1/27/17).
  4. Lu Ren (Daniel Wu) is a ship captain who partners with Croft on a quest to find her father (Variety, 1/11/17).
  5. Based on the video game franchise by Square Enix. The games have sold over 35 million units.

Filming Timeline

  1. September 2017: The film was in Completed status.
  2. July 2017: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. March 2017: The film was in Production status.
  4. Principal photography on the film began on January 23, 2017.

  5. April 2016: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  6. Alicia Vikander has signed on to star.

  7. November 2015: The film was in Development status.
  8. Geneva Robertson-Dworet will write the script. Roar Uthaug will direct.

  9. February 2015: The film was in Development status.
  10. Evan Daugherty has been set to script; Warner Bros. has joined to partner in co-financing and co-producing with MGM.

  11. March 2013: The film was in Development status.
  12. MGM will partner with GK Films to develop the film. Development of the film will begin immediately. Casting has yet to be announced.

  13. March 2011: The film was in Announced status.
  14. No writer, director or cast yet.

Tomb Raider Release Date: When was the film released?

Tomb Raider was released in 2018 on Friday, March 16, 2018 (Nationwide release). There were 10 other movies released on the same date, including Love, Simon, Flower and I Can Only Imagine.

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