All that’s been known about the plot of Warner Brothers’ upcoming “Tomb Raider” film reboot is that it will follow in the style of the 2013 reboot of the game series.
Like said game, this will be a darker and grittier take on the franchise, and an origin story of sorts with a young and inexperienced Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander) finding her place in the world. The film’s producer Graham King spoke with HeyUGuys this week about it and reveals one key story element to the film which hasn’t been a part of any of the games:
“Well this is kind of what we call a ‘back to the roots story’. This is a young Lara Croft in search to see if her father is dead or alive, so it has a very emotional part to it and I think that’s what Alicia found so interesting about it. I think the storytelling is really good and i think we’ve got the right crew and a great director and I think it’s going to be really fun making a film like this.”
Lara’s father, Lord Richard James Croft, is often referenced in the games but has never been a part of the main storyline. Jon Voight previously played the role on screen in the 2003 film adaptation.