Alicia Vikander has transformed from an Oscar winner into a "Tomb Raider."
Warner Bros. released the first full trailer and a behind-the-scenes featurette for the reboot of its franchise, based on the video game. Vikander plays Lara Croft, who receives a message from her dead father that propels her on a search for a mythical tomb on a secret island.
It's a dangerous journey, through raging seas. Then, on the island, Lara comes across antagonist Father Mathias Vogel (Walton Goggins), who intends to thwart her plans.
The featurette shows the rigorous training Vikander went through to turn into Lara Croft. She seems to do quite a bit of her own stuntwork. As co-star Daniel Wu admiringly says, "Alicia is a beast." We also get a glimpse of the ins and outs of the practical effects. Good to see this thing won't be entirely on green screen.
"Tomb Raider" opens in theaters March 16, 2018.
Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished years earlier. Hoping to solve the mystery of her father's disappearance, Croft embarks on a perilous journey to his last-known destination -- a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. The stakes couldn't be higher as Lara must rely on her sharp mind, blind faith and stubborn spirit to venture into the unknown. Read More