Lara Croft returns in Shadow of the Tomb Raider on September 14th

Lara Croft returns in Shadow of the Tomb Raider on September 14th

Video game movies notoriously get a bad rap - so how does this fare: is it deserving of a spot on the Mount Rushmore of game adaptations? Presumably, we will see more of the game at E3 as well.

While Vikander's Lara Croft isn't as snide or as sexualized as her predecessor, hers is a strong debut and like Daniel Craig's Bond, she'll make this iconic character her own. Titled Shadow of the Tomb Raider, its new CGI teaser trailer is seen above, but we will have to wait longer to see any gameplay footage.

This third game, developed by Eidos Montréal, is the final part of the Tomb Raider origin story.

An exciting movie poster has been released to promote the new filmWhen is Tomb Raider out? And like Angelina Jolie before her, Vikander has, exactly two years after her Academy Award win for an emotional drama, stepped into Lara Croft's combat boots and made a decision to raid some tombs.

Q: What was your reaction when you were first approached about taking on the iconic role of Lara Croft? . Too proud to take her enormous inheritance, she's been living on the edge as a lowly bike messenger while getting out frustrations through mixed martial arts classes.

In this Q&A, she talks about the challenges and joys of the role.

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Lara reluctantly accepts but before signing she is given a puzzle box that contains a key and a odd message. Will Lara and her dad escape the tomb? She just needs a better vehicle for her talent. But, as her journey unfolds, she opens up and dares to believe again. It is indeed a wild ride and full of twists, turns, action and drama.

Lara realizes that if she's to move on with her life, she must solve the mystery of her father's disappearance.

Having just re-watched the 2001 film I was impressed with the callbacks to some of the iconic images and tropes of the original in this film. While we don't want to spoil this moment, we will say it brings back an actor who has a cameo at the beginning of the film. You will definitely not be bored!

"The film's second act is essentially mission after mission, where Lara ticks off boxes like "survive fall into river", "get satellite phone", "save the prisoners", and "jump over that thing", followed by "jump over that other thing".

The cinematic trailer shows Lara running, jumping, climbing and sliding through the undergrowth.

This new film will be in United Kingdom cinemas in TOMORROW (March 16, 2018).