Warner Bros. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures have released a new poster for the upcoming Tomb Raider movie, and while it may be simple, it gets the point across: don’t mess with Alicia Vikander’s Lara Croft. The Oscar-winning Danish Girl actress leads the long-in-the-works video game adaptation as a 21-year-old bike courier in East London who refuses to follow in her father’s entrepreneurial footsteps. Croft leaves behind her old life and goes in search of her father’s last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island off the coast of Japan.
All the footage we’ve seen thus far from director Roar Uthaug’s (The Wave) adaptation has been promising, showcasing a slightly grittier Indiana Jones vibe to the whole ordeal. Of course, we still have yet to see a great video game movie come our way and Angelina Jolie led two underwhelming Tomb Raider adaptations in the 2000s, but there’s certainly reason to be optimistic about this one—especially with Walton Goggins playing the film’s villain.
Check out the new Tomb Raider movie poster below. Scripted by Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Captain Marvel), the film also stars Dominic West, Walton Goggins, and Daniel Wu. Tomb Raider opens in theaters on March 16, 2018.
Here’s the official synopsis for Tomb Raider:
Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone. Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can’t understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death.
Going explicitly against his final wishes, she leaves everything she knows behind in search of her dad’s last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. But her mission will not be an easy one; just reaching the island will be extremely treacherous. Suddenly, the stakes couldn’t be higher for Lara, who—against the odds and armed with only her sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit—must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown. If she survives this perilous adventure, it could be the making of her, earning her the name tomb raider.