Warner Bros. has released the first official look at Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in the upcoming Tomb Raider movie reboot, and the look should be quite familiar to fans of the games.
The promotional still, tweeted out by the Warner Bros. UK account (via IGN), shows Vikander kitted out in a way that strongly resemble’s Lara’s outfit and gear from the 2013 Tomb Raider, from the grey tank top and cargo pants down to the design of the pickaxe she’s wielding.
First look: Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider. pic.twitter.com/2jMy2Drbu9
— Warner Bros. UK (@WarnerBrosUK) March 27, 2017
Alongside the set photo came an official plot synopsis, the most detailed explanation of the film’s story to date:
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.
Technically speaking, this isn’t our first look at The Danish Girl and Ex Machina actress in costume, either, as previously leaked set photos showed a bandaged-up Vikander clambering across some kind of pipe.
We’ve previously known that the movie would be inspired on some level by the game reboot, albeit with a number of key changes to the plot. Walton Goggins, who portrays the film’s villain, also shared some details on the movie’s inspirations shortly before his casting was confirmed.
Rounding out the known cast is actor Dominic West, who’ll be playing Lara’s father.
Tomb Raider, directed by The Wave‘s Roar Uthaug, will hit theaters on March 16th, 2018.