A little over two decades have passed since Lara Croft first made her way to home video game consoles, courtesy of the Tomb Raider series of games. And, it's only been a couple years short of that same mark since we've seen her first take to the silver screen, thanks to Angelina Jolie and Paramount's series of two successful films. But now, just as a new age of the Tomb Raider has dawned in the game series, a new raider will rise in the realm of the cinematic!
This March, Tomb Raider reboots the journey that started with Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in 2001, and with that reboot comes a slew of new faces and even fresher adventures ahead of the heiress turned rogue archaeologist. So, now it's time to look at what's to be expected of this new Croft-y adventure, and go over what we know so far. But before we do, get acquainted with the new world of Lara Croft by watching the Tomb Raider trailer below.
Well, it looks like this Tomb Raider is going to be something we can really look forward to, so let's get into what we know about the new movie!
What Is Tomb Raider's Release Date?
Taking full advantage of the new niche that's been carved out for action / adventure start-ups, Tomb Raider is set to be released on March 16th, 2018. It will have an IMAX 3D and RealD 3D release, in addition to the conventional theatrical release. This puts the film in a bit of a rough patch competition wise, as the week it hits theaters, the film will be pitted against Love, Simon. Meanwhile, the week before Tomb Raider is released, A Wrinkle In Time debuts, and the week after has Pacific Rim: Uprising stomping into the arena.
What Is Tomb Raider's Rating?
Tomb Raider has been rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America, for "sequences of violence and action, and some language." Looking at the film's trailer, and even the promo art for the film, it definitely looks like Lara Croft is going to get more than a bit banged up. Thankfully, the official rating gives the impression that teenagers without parental guidance won't see anything too gruesome, or hear anything too sweary. This rating is in line with the original franchise, as both Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life were also handed PG-13 ratings themselves.
Who Is Tomb Raider's Director?
Bringing Tomb Raider into the modern era is Norwegian director Roar Uthaug, who is best known for his 2015 dramatic disaster film The Wave. Previous to that film gaining Uthaug the attention of the folks in Hollywood, he had made other short films such as DX13036 and The Martian Administration, with this being Roar Uthaug's first big budget blockbuster for mainstream audiences. Though Uthaug isn't forgetting his roots just yet, as he's also working on a sequel to The Wave, entitled, The Quake.