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WATCH: New 'Tomb Raider' Trailer Is As Action-Packed As It Gets

 

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A new trailer for Tomb Raider drops as the release date of the much-anticipated reboot draws closer.

The video, over two minutes long, provides a closer look at Alicia Vikander's take on Lara Croft and the character's irresistible urge for dangerous adventures.

New Trailer Delves Deeper Into The Story

In this new big screen iteration of the well-loved video game, Croft's missing father is the catalyst for her restlessness. The 21-year-old bike courier is plagued with strange visions of her father, unable to move on from her loss. Eventually, her hallucinations offer some direction.

"I think I know where my dad went," she says in the trailer. "It'll be an adventure."

It's in search for the lost adventurer that she finds herself at his last known location, a mysterious island where she meets a man who tells her that he was left there by her father seven years ago.

Somehow connected is a dark organization called Trinity that's apparently seeking the start of a global genocide. In a video left to her by her father, he makes her promise to stop this sinister organization at all costs.

A version of Destiny's Child's "Survivor" blasts in the background as the character leaps off cliffs, gets swept away in violent waters, fights through armed men, and basically escapes the jaws of death over and over again.

Explosive New Reboot Is A Faithful Adaptation Of Beloved Video Game

For fans of the video game franchise, the storyline won't come as much of a surprise as it's inspired by the 2013 Tomb Raider game. The Rise of the Tomb Raider is the sequel released in 2015.

In fact, even just glimpses of action in the trailer hints that this big screen adaptation will be faithful to its source material. From the makeshift weapons wielded by the heroine to high-speed waterfalls scene that's notoriously difficult to survive in the games, the trailer shows that Tomb Raider is heavily inspired by the game developed by Square Enix.

The upcoming film is directed by Roar Uthaug and stars Oscar-winning Vikander (The Danish Girl) with Daniel Wu (Warcraft), Dominic West (The Wire) and Walton Goggins (Justified).

The first trailer of Tomb Raider dropped several months ago, giving longtime fans of the video game the first look of this updated take on the big screen. Previously, Angelina Jolie portrayed the titular character in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003).

Tomb Raider will hit theaters on Mar. 16.

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