WHO’S IN IT?
Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl), Dominic West (Punisher: War Zone), Walton Goggins (Django Unchained), Daniel Wu (Warcraft: The Beginning), Kristin Scott Thomas (The English Patient), Nick Frost (The World’s End), Hannah John-Kamen (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Antonio Aakeel (City of Tiny Lights), Emily Carey (Wonder Woman), Maisy De Freitas (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Roar Uthaug (The Wave), director; Geneva Robertson-Dworet (film debut) and Alastair Siddons (Trespass Against Us), writers; Gary Barber (Reign of Fire) and Graham King (The Departed), producers; Junkie XL (Mad Max: Fury Road), composer; George Richmond (Kingsman: The Secret Service), cinematographer; Stuart Baird (Skyfall) and Tom Harrison-Read (In Darkness), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Lara Croft (Vikander) is the independent daughter of eccentric adventurer Richard (West), who refuses to take control of her father’s global empire as much as she’s willing to accept the fact that he is gone. However, when she becomes drawn to solving the mystery of his death, she leaves everything she knows behind and set out to find her father’s last-known location: a fabled tomb on a mythical island somewhere off the coast of Japan. Armed with only her sharp mind, strong skills and fierce spirit, she faces dangerous obstacles and even deadlier adversaries as she journeys further into the unknown…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Alicia Vikander gives Angelina Jolie a run for her money as she takes on a rebooted film version of the classic video game character, and if luck is on her side it could well be the first genuinely good adaptation of a video game.