Meet Lara Croft 2.0 as she blasts bad guys and dodges booby traps in our initial glimpse of her new action film.
The most iconic female video-game character ever is having a birthday. Tomb Raider‘s Lara Croft, the puzzle-solving, weapons-wielding archeologist with an uncanny knack for falling into supernatural adventures, turns 20 this year. To mark the auspicious anniversary, game publisher Square Enix is releasing a tricked-out updated version of the last Tomb Raider installment, Rise of the Tomb Raider, on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Academy Award winner Alicia Vikander, who grew up a fan of the game, will be suiting up for a film reboot arriving in 2018.
Freshly minted Oscar nominee Alicia Vikander is competing in the Best Supporting Actress category for her role in The Danish Girl as the wife of a transgender pioneer (fellow nominee Eddie Redmayne) — solidifying her status as one of Hollywood’s ‘It’ actors. She also received strong notices for the critical hit Ex Machina (which got an Oscar nod for Original Screenplay), in which she plays a robot. All told, Vikander, 27, appeared in five films in 2015. Click through to review her breakthrough year and all the stops on her way to the upcoming Academy Awards.
It’s that time of the year where films all over are hopeful of nabbing awards from various ceremonies, but none as big as the Oscars that’ll take place on 28 February.