Great news from Hollywood: Tomb Raider movies are to get a reboot, with Alicia Vikander cast as Lara Croft. This follows the route the video games have also taken, with 2013’s Tomb Raider introducing a younger, less battle-hardened Lara. Sounds like exciting times are ahead!
What can we look forward to seeing on the big screen?
Well, there probably won’t be any of this:
But a lot more of this - Lara Croft on a life-changing journey:
Here’s what the latest Tomb Raider game from 2015 looked like – the sequel, like the reboot, was penned by Rhianna Pratchett who is the daughter of late author Terry Pratchett and who describes herself as ‘narrative paramedic’, having worked on a number of video games in addition to books and screenplays. If the movie will be based on her game script, that's fantastic news.
You may have seen the Swedish actress in the Danish Girl, Ex Machina and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - or, if you really were paying attention, caught a glimpse of her in Anna Karenina. She bagged the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in the 2016 awards for the Danish Girl, and the directors she’d like to work with are Lars von Trier, Terrence Malick and Quentin Tarantino.
Here’s Ms Vikander in Ex Machina:
A new era for Tomb Raider
At Euro Palace back-flipping Lara Croft has been a player favourite for over 12 years – we got the first Tomb Raider slot game in 2004, and the sequel Tomb Raider – Secret of the Sword joined the roster of Euro Palace online slots in 2008, both featuring the hard-as-nails older Lara. But hey, maybe it’s time for a Tomb Raider slot reboot?
Check out the top Tomb Raider slots at the casino – it’s adventure time!