Move over, Angelina--there's a new Lara Croft in town. Alicia Vikander, who won an Oscar for her supporting role in 2015's The Danish Girl, is stepping into the iconic combat boots for the reboot of the franchise formerly helmed by Queen Jolie.
The 2001 film, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and its sequel, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, both based on the video game, have become something of queer cult classics for their portrayal of a tough female heroine oft-sporting skin-tight, bondage outfits.
In the new Tomb Raider, Vikander will play a young Croft in search of her father in the film, directed by Roar Uthaug and written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet. It sees Croft on a quest to seal a tomb discovered by her dad-- "Close the tomb once and for all. The fate of humanity is now in your hands," a voiceover warns in the trailer.
The film is scheduled for release March 16, 2018 through Warner Bros. Take a look at the trailer, below: