Lara Croft has a new nemesis – Variety is reporting that Django Unchained star Walton Goggins will play the mystery villain in 2018’s Tomb Raider film.
Norwegian filmmaker Roar Uthaug, who wowed moviegoers with intense disaster pic The Wave, is at the helm of Warner and MGM’s blockbuster reboot, directing from a script penned by Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Transformers: The Last Knight).
Twenty years on from the launch of the original Tomb Raider video game, and following two live-action adaptations headed up by Angelina Jolie in 2001 and 2003, it is now Alicia Vikander’s turn to take point as the legendary archaeologist. Promising a new and fresh take on the character, the Oscar-winning actress has revealed in the past that Crystal Dynamics’ rebooted video game series stands as a creative touchstone for Uthaug and Co., as the director begins moulding a new, cinematic origin story for the illustrious Lara Croft.
How exactly Walton Goggins’ character fits into that narrative is up for question, as Warner and MGM stopped short of disclosing any character details so early on in development. Then again, should Tomb Raider play it safe, we assume he’ll portray some sort of rival treasure hunter opposite Miss Croft, as the pair mosey their way through a string of abandoned, and potentially supernatural ruins.
Roar Uthaug plans to steer Lara Croft back to her roots in time for 2018. But tell us, are you excited for this new take on Tomb Raider? Sound off in the usual place and let us know!