Oscar winner Vikander to Raid Tombs

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As an avowed non-gamer, I sometimes find it hard to get too fired up about news related to game-inspired properties, but this latest piece of casting has me genuinely excited.

Alicia Vikander, Oscar winner for The Danish Girl and one of the best things about the all round wonderful Ex Machina, has been cast as one of the most iconic of game characters, Lara Croft, Tomb Raider for the brand new Warner Bros reboot.

Last seen onscreen looking like Angelina Jolie (in 2001’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and 2003’s Tomb Raider: Cradle of Life) the new Croft, in the shape of the increasingly watchable Vikander, will join Norwegian director Roar Uthaug (The Wave) for this forthcoming adventure.

While the plot is currently still under wraps, rumours persist of a tale which will echo recent computer games of a younger Lara Croft (and Vikander’s casting seems to add…

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