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Tomb Raider is a 2018 reboot film to the 2001 film, loosely based on the 2013 reboot game, Tomb Raider.


Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.


Lara Croft trains in a gym, where she has a quite serious fight with another member. Lara loses the fight and taps out. The owner of the gym reminds Lara that she is behind on her membership payments.

Lara has taken a job as a bike delivery. Lara takes part in a bike "fox-hunt" as a fox to earn a quick cash, she almost wins, but ends up crashing into a police car. Ana Miller bails her out. Lara has put of signing the required papers to get her inheritance, and is in danger of losing everything her father has worked for, including the company and the manor. Lara gives in to Ana, and meets with the lawyer, who hands Lara the puzzle-box her father left her. Lara gets distracted by the puzzle, and leaves the papers unsigned.

Lara visits the manor, where her father's tomb is, and uncovers a secret room. Richard has left Lara a message there to destroy the research on Himiko, before it falls into wrong hands. Lara, curious by nature, looks into the research, and decides to follow the leads found there. Having no money she bonds her necklace that her father gave her.

While looking for Lu Ren in Hong Kong, her backpack is stolen, and she gives chase to the thieves. She gets her backpack back, but then the thieves pull out knives and start chasing her. By chance Lara ends up on Lu Ren's boat, and he chases away the thieves, before passing out. Lara then convinces Lu Ren to take her to Yamatai.

Near Yamatai, Lu Ren's ship enters a storm and sinks. Lara gets separated from Lu Ren, and manages to reach the shore, but someone knocks her out. When Lara awakes Mathias Vogel is sitting next to her. Mathias reveals that he killed Richard seven years ago, when he refused to open the doorway to Himiko. Mathias getting what he wanted from Richard's journal, moves the camp in search of the door. Lara reconnects with Lu Ren, who is also captured by Trinity, and he helps Lara to escape. While trying to cross a river, Lara trips and falling into it, which leads Trinity soldiers to drop the chase. Lara manages to escape the waterfall thanks to an old airplane, but the fortune doesn't last long as the plane itself crumples and starts to fall. Lara finds an old parachute and saves herself with it, but gets seriously wounded while doing so.

While resting, Lara is found by a Trinity mercenary, and she is forced to kill him. Lara sees a survivor, and chases him. It turns out to be her father, Richard. Richard mends her wounds, and lets her rest. Meanwhile Mathias has found the doorway to Himiko's tomb. Richard is disappointed in Lara for leading Mathias to the doorway. Lara however doesn't just give up, she takes one of Richard's bows and goes after Mathias.

In the Trinity's camp Lara frees Lu Ren, and some captives. A firefight breaks out between the Trinity and the escaped prisoners. Richard also comes to the camp and approaches the doorway. Mathias finds Richard and orders him to open the door, which Richard refuses. Just about when Mathias is about to shoot Richard, Lara arrives and promises to open the door to save her father. Lara opens the door and a group goes down into the cavern with her, Mathias and Richard among them. After overcoming several traps, they find Himiko's coffin, and open it. They learn that Himiko was carrying some sort of virus, what turns men into "beasts" when coming in contact with her in seconds. Realizing Trinity wants to make bio-weapon out of the virus, Mathias took a small sample of Himiko for he carefully cutting her finger not to get himself infected, Lara used the opportunity to escape Trinity again. In the fight Richard came in contact with one of the infected soldiers and was infected himself. Lara returns to her father, but he convinces her to leave him behind. Richard prepares an explosives to blow the tomb. Lara then goes after Mathias to stop the virus reaching the world. Lara and Mathias fight a lengthy battle, during which Richard blows up the tomb. Eventually Lara overcomes Mathias, and drops the sample container in his mouth and breaks it, infecting him. Lara then kicks Mathias over the ledge. As the temple crumples around her, she makes her escape. Lara makes it out of the temple and reunites with Lu Ren, just as Trinity's helicopter arrives. They force the pilots to take them back to mainland, along with the surviving prisoners.

Back in London, Lara signs the papers to get her father's inheritance, but inadvertently discovers that Trinity is one of Croft Holdings subsidiaries. She proceeds to investigate Trinity further among her father's files and begins to suspect that Ana Miller is one of its agents who manipulated her into accepting her inheritance in order to have Lara sign over control of Croft Holdings' business operations to her when Richard Croft stopped cooperating with Trinity. Having witnessed Trinity's ruthlessness firsthand, she prepares for her next adventure to thwart their future plans.

When she goes to the pawn shop where she sold her necklace to buy it back, Lara notices a gun display and chooses to buy two Heckler & Koch USP Matchs.



According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. had confirmed a third movie is in the works with Dan Lin as producer. Time Warner acquired film rights upon increasing its stake in Eidos in December 2008. Lin announced that Angelina Jolie would not be returning to the role of Lara Croft. Graham King's GK Films acquired the film rights and plan to release an origin story reboot by 2013. Iron Man writers Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby had been hired to pen the film but then replaced. On March 27, 2013, MGM came on board the reboot with GK films.[7]MGM had chosen Marti Noxon to pen the script but then replaced it.[8] On February 25, 2015, Deadline had reported that Warner Bros will work with MGM to make the film and Evan Daugherty will write the film's script.[9] On September 16, 2015, The Tracking Board reported that Kathryn Bigelow, Mimi Leder and Catherine Hardwicke are on the shortlist to direct the reboot. Tricia Brock was offered to direct, but passed on the film.[10] In November 2015, a director was found to the movie, Roar Uthaug and Geneva Robertson-Dworet will write the film. [11][12] In April 2016, Heroic Hollywood reported a rumor that the film will be titled The Tomb Raider with a October 6, 2017 release date which was not the case as it was titled Tomb Raider.[13] In July 2016, the film's release date was confirmed as March 16, 2018.[14] It was announced that filming will start in January 2017.[15] Filming began on January 23, 2017.[16][17] First set photography images appeared online in February 2017[18] Filming of the film has wrapped on June 9, 2017.[19] Jolie was considered for a cameo role in the film, but this did not come to pass, as King felt it would ruin the reboot's tone.[20]


In 2015, the producer of the Hitman films, Adrian Askarieh, stated that he hoped to oversee the creation of a shared universe of Square Enix films involving Just Cause, Hitman, Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, and Thief, but admitted that he does not have the rights to Tomb Raider.[21]

Additionally, prior to the release of this movie, Alicia Vikander expressed interest in returning as Lara Croft for a second film, stating that "If there's an audience out there for it, then [she] would love to".[22] Furthermore, in April 2019, Amy Jump was hired to write a script for a potential sequel, with Vikander attached.[23] In September 2019, Ben Wheatley, Jump's husband, officially signed on to direct the sequel, with a planned release date of March 19, 2021.[24]


  • The trailer featured several mistakes:
    • Lord Richard Croft, was written as Sir Richard Croft on the tomb.
    • Amelia Croft was named Lindsey Croft on the tomb.
    • Lu Ren's boat was named Leeukop and looked different.
  • Concept art for the movie was made by Randolph Watson [25]
  • The music playing in the lobby of Croft Holdings is the same music played when Lara was bungee jumping in Croft Manor in the original film.


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  1. Alicia Vikander to Play Lara Croft in ‘Tomb Raider’ Reboot
  2. ‘Tomb Raider’ Reboot Adds ‘Into the Badlands’ Star Daniel Wu (EXCLUSIVE)
  3. ‘Tomb Raider’ Reboot Casts Walton Goggins as Villain Opposite Alicia Vikander (EXCLUSIVE)
  4. Dominic West Joins Alicia Vikander in 'Tomb Raider' (Exclusive)
  5. Hannah John-Kamen Joins ‘Tomb Raider’ Cast; Andre Royo Steps Into Amazon’s ‘Beautiful Boy’
  6. actor Antonio Aakeel to star with Alicia Vikander in Tomb Raider re-boot
  7. MGM Comes Aboard ‘Tomb Raider’ With Graham King
  8. Marti Noxon to Rev Up ‘Tomb Raider’ Reboot for MGM (EXCLUSIVE)
  9. Warner Bros And Scribe Evan Daugherty Join MGM 'Tomb Raider' Reboot
  11. 'Tomb Raider' Reboot Finds Director (Exclusive)
  12. Tomb Raider movie reboot sets writer and director
  13. EXCLUSIVE: Untitled 2017 WB Event Film Rumored To Be ‘The Tomb Raider’
  14. Alicia Vikander’s ‘Tomb Raider’ Gets 2018 Release Date
  15. Tomb Raider Reboot Begins Shooting in January 2017
  19. That's a wrap! #tombraidermovie #tombraider
  24. Ben Wheatley Set To Direct Alicia Vikander In ‘Tomb Raider’ Sequel; MGM Sets Release Date
  25. Tomb Raider 2018 film, concept art by Randolph Watson