Tomb Raider (2018)

From WikiRaider
Jump to: navigation, search
Alicia Vikander - Tomb Raider Promo Image

Tomb Raider (2018) is the provisional title for the upcoming third Movie (aka. Tomb Raider Movie 3, 3rd Tomb Raider Movie), starring Oscar winning actress Alicia Vikander. It is slated for release on 16 March 2018[1].

Filming started on 23 January 2017 in South Africa and will move to the UK in March/April. The film is being directed by Norwegian director Roar Uthaug[2].

The new movie project was announced in April 2016[3]. It is being made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Warner Bors. - unlike the previous instalments that were created by Paramount -, and will be produced by Graham King's GK Films.


The story of the third Tomb Raider movie is centred around a young and inexperienced Lara Croft and set in the Tomb Raider Reboot universe.

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.
official release

This may be where the movie differs from the game.

In the game it was never said that Lara worked as a bike courier, although stills of her London flat show that getting around on bike is something she does. In a conversation with her mentor Conrad Roth, shown in the Reboot Game it was revealed, that Lara worked in a pub.

It was also never mentioned in the game that her father ran a global company, instead it was insinuated that he earned his money through archaeological research.

Lara Croft sets out on her first expedition to finish her father's archaeological research and uncover ancient secrets in order to clear his disgraced name. Tragedy hits when her adventure turns into a fight for survival.
IMDb Page

On 22 November 2016 a YouTube video featuring a short interview with Graham King, the producer of the film, appeared. In it he confirmed that this will in fact be a "back to the roots story" featuring a young Lara Croft, who is trying to find out if "her father is dead or alive"[4].

The movie's status was updated from "in pre-production" to "filming" on IMDb in January 2017, while first images from the set appeared on Twitter and Instagram[5] as well as community fan sites[6].

Cast & Crew

Note: The following list is compiled from the IMDb[7] and may not be final and/or complete as the movie is still in production.






Filming Locations

At first Tomb Raider was rumoured to be filmed in Queensland, Australia.[8], but the set was moved to the vicinity of Capetown, South Africa and shooting began there in early 2017.

Development History

Rumours concerning Tomb Raider Movie 3 - which has been the codename the community has used for all of the rumoured 3rd Tomb Raider Movies, including those featuring an origins storyline - have been around for as long as the mid 2000s, starting shortly after the second Angelina Jolie movie (The Cradle of Life) was released in 2003. All these projects mentioned in this section - which supposedly were planned before the announcement of the 2018 release - never left the planning stages. Thus all information in this section should be treated as rumours that were never officially confirmed (except where noted otherwise)! The list is in reverse order, starting with the latest rumour first:

  • 2011
After a lot of speculation during the previous years, it was finally announced that a third movie was currently being planned. The rights for the movie were sold to Graham King's GK Films and that they were aiming for a movie with an Origins-storyline and a release in 2013.[9]
  • 2006
After the huge success of Tomb Raider Legend a 3rd movie seemed likely. It however was never realized. In an interview on August 16th 2006 with Eurogamer Ian Livingstone said:
We're also talking to Paramount about a third movie, although nothing's been signed yet and we still need to hire a script writer. The film's not been green lit yet, so for me it'd be ideal to tie in a movie script with a game script at the same time, to have them both in harmony rather than out of kilter - which has happened in the past.
Ian Livingstone[10]


  1. Articles:2016/07/07/Third Movie Gets Release Date
  3. Articles:2016/04/29/Third Movie: Alicia Vikander Cast As Lara Croft
  4. Interview with Graham King