EN - Alicia Vikander – New Lara Croft

It has been 14 years since Angelina Jolie played Lara Croft for the last time. Since then, Lara Croft has gone a long way in the video games. Her successful return in the reboot (2013) has let us imagine a wind of change for the franchise. And a possible new cinematic interpretation of the emblematic hero.

A few months ago the Oscar-winner actress Alicia Vikander made her role of Lara Croft official. With her fame and recent performances, Alicia Vikander seems to be the right actress to play Lara Croft, while interpretations of strong female characters are more and more regular, such as Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games”, Tris Prior in “Divergente” or Rey in “Star Wars: the force awakens”.

Today, the actress revealed her role to Vanity Fair:
“When I was asked to take on this role I got really excited—Lara Croft is a truly iconic character. I think people can identify with her for lots of different reasons, but for me I very much see her as a model for many young women. She’s trying to carve out her place in the world and connect her future with her past. She also has a fantastic mix of traits—tough, smart, vulnerable, plus she’s kick ass! She is also uniquely different to other characters I have taken on previously. It’s a lot of fun trying to get into Lara’s head and the challenge of getting to grips with such a physical role is an element of this project that I find an absolute thrill.”

Producer Graham King also revealed: “Alicia Vikander brings tremendous depth and vulnerability to this character, which is every bit as important as Lara Croft’s fierce strength, determination, and physicality. Our film takes Lara from her early origins, to the physical and emotional challenges through which she ultimately becomes the Tomb Raider. It’s a complex character, requiring a range of elements and Alicia brings all of that together brilliantly in her portrayal.”
About the synopsis
If you expect a new story far from the one of the reboot of 2013, closer to the classic Lara, you can go on your way…
Indeed, the movie focuses on the youth of Lara Croft from the reboot. A choice from Roar Uthaug who liked the new directions taken in the reboot and the new “human” side of Lara Croft.

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.

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, “Tomb Raider” is the story that will set a young and resolute Lara Croft on a path toward becoming a global hero.  The film stars Oscar winner Alicia Vikander (“Ex Machina,” “The Danish Girl”) in the lead role, under the direction of Roar Uthaug (“The Wave”), with Oscar-winner Graham King (“The Departed”) producing under his GK Films banner.  The film’s production begins on the heels of the 20th anniversary of the wildly popular videogame franchise from Square Enix, Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal.


“Tomb Raider” also stars Dominic West (“Money Monster,” “300”), Walton Goggins (“The Hateful Eight,” “Django Unchained”) and Daniel Wu (AMC’s “Into the Badlands”).

Shooting on location in South Africa and the UK, Uthaug directs from a script by Geneva Robertson-Dworet.  The director’s behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography George Richmond (“Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”); production designer Gary Freeman (“Maleficent”); Oscar-nominated editor Stuart Baird (“Skyfall,” “Gorillas in the Mist”); and costume designer Tim Wonsik (key costumer, “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”).

“Tomb Raider” will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by MGM.

Tomb Raider: Live In Concert Review

Tomb Raider Suite 18th December 2016
Hammersmith Apollo, London.

Composer Nathan McCree, who’s work on the original three Tomb Raider games is adored by fans worldwide. The music was nothing short of revolutionary for the time. Game soundtracks didn’t have classical music back then but McCree knew it’s what a character like Lara Croft needed to portray her beauty and elegance. Little did Nathan know, this music would shape the game audio industry forever.

Of course, the game soundtracks, though very convincing to the untrained ear, were all MIDI and samples so the idea of the pieces being played by a live orchestra was a once in a lifetime opportunity that I knew I had to experience.

There was no better way to celebrate Tomb Raider’s 20th anniversary than to host a live orchestra for the world famous music. It was the final Sunday before christmas and London was expectedly hectic. It was beautifully lit up and added to the main event of the evening, despite getting lost in the underground.

The evening’s host was none other than original Lara Croft voice actress Shelley Blond. It was quite surreal to hear her introducing the music and telling anecdotes.

This was my first experience seeing a live orchestra play and I was staggered by the sound. When the famous Tomb Raider motif soared through the hall, I was in a moment of disbelief that this was happening. The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and City of London Choir performed with such passion. I have to say there where moments during the night where I could feel my eyes welling up with tears of nostalgia, and chills running through my body as I’m sure many other audience members were also experiencing.

One of the highlights of the evening was hearing one of the more popular tracks from Tomb Raider II, Venice. This is probably the most anticipated song of the evening judging by the instant applause as soon as the violin section soared into the motif.

It was great to hear some of Nathan’s unreleased works including one of his new compositions ‘In The Blood’ as well as a medley of motifs and shorter pieces of music from the three games.
The whole night was a truly magical experience and I cannot wait for the release of the corresponding CD that is currently being crowd funded to go into production later this year.

First Look: Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider
The Oscar winner dons the iconic tank top and embarks on a global adventure in the new film based on the video game.
By Katey Rich

FR - Les premières images officielle de Alicia Vikander en Lara Croft sont à découvrir sur le site Vanity Fair ! Plus d’informations à venir. 

EN- The official first look of Alicia Vikander in Lara Croft on Vanity Fair! More information to come.

Phew…it’s half 5 in the morning, I’ve gone through the entire blog to the very beginning trying to sort out tags and add pages so everything is a tad more organised. I’m useless at this technology stuff though, so if I did anything wrong please gimme a shout! 

You can now find the following pages on the main blog: 

My Dear Croft Confessions: https://classiccroft.tumblr.com/tagged/croftconfessions

Photos of my collection: http://classiccroft.tumblr.com/tagged/mycollection

My costume pictures and progress: http://classiccroft.tumblr.com/tagged/aprilcroftcostumes

Original Posts: (not reblogs) http://classiccroft.tumblr.com/tagged/classiccroftposts

Events I’ve attended, coverage, photos etc: http://classiccroft.tumblr.com/tagged/events

Submissions and Features: (including fan art, collection photos, fan fiction, cosplay etc) http://classiccroft.tumblr.com/tagged/featured

Contact Information: http://classiccroft.tumblr.com/contact

The good ‘ol Submit Box: http://classiccroft.tumblr.com/submit

More to come, stay tuned :)


It’s a shame the island was overrun by goons. Some of the ancient temples were worth staring at, even in the heat of battle. I know my father wouldn’t have been on cloud 9 if he saw them.

- Lara Croft


Ready to kill a god.
At Morecambe Comic Con yesterday as Lara Croft from Tomb Raider Underworld. #laracroft #tombraider #tombraiderunderworld #crystaldynamics #cosplay #morecambecomiccon2017

Made with Instagram

Here’s something different that I haven’t had submitted to my mailbox before - makeup!

Hey-pechorin submitted a pic of her awesome TR Movie makeup look to us!

She says

“I’ve got a lot of projects now and don’t have any time to post a thing, huh.
So here’s a photo of my last experiment with concilers. I tried to make Lara Croft’s (movie version) make-up and, as for me, the result isn’t too bad”

Definitely not too bad! - I must admit at first glance I thought it was digital fan art - you look like a flawless doll! Love it.

I *love* makeup and spend far too much money on it…I pretty much just stick to eyeliner and red lipstick in day-to-day life if I wear any. For Lara I try my best, but still haven’t found a brown lipstick I’m happy with…remember those lovely mauvey brown tones that were really trendy as lip colours in the 90s…makes me feel like a kid again!

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1996 trends…and here’s Lara’s lip colour in 96…
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The lip colour didn’t change through the first 5 games.
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Hey-pechorin, I’d love to see you try Classic makeup sometime! I wish I could get mine to look professional and not like a toddler applied it…thankyou for sending your pic in! Remember, if you have any fan art, collection photos or anything else Classic Croft related, send it in! I love to see it. April x


An island such as this would be the last place a cult lived….or so I thought. Every moment was spent on my toes. Fortunately, I was able to abscond with a pistol, courtesy of one of their leaders.

- Lara Croft

Tomb Raider Le Film - Toutes les Informations

Alicia Vikander - Nouvelle Lara Croft

Cela fait maintenant 14 ans que Angelina Jolie a incarné pour la dernière foi Lara Croft au cinéma. Une adaptation qui a su faire parler d’elle. Depuis Lara Croft a fait du chemin dans le monde du jeu vidéo. Son retour triomphant avec le reboot de 2013 à enfin laisser entrevoir un renouveau pour la licence. De quoi faire naitre une possible ré-interpretation des aventures de l’héroïne emblématique sur le grand écran. 

Il y a quelque mois l’actrice oscarisée Alicia Vikander a officialisé son role de Lara Croft. Surfant sur sa notoriété et ses performances cinématographiques à suces, Alicia Vikander semble la bonne personne pour endosser le rôle de Lara Croft alors que les adaptations de personnages féminins forts ne cessent de se multiplier au cinéma; à l’image de Katniss Everdine dans la saga “Hunger Game”, Tris Prior dans “Divergente” ou Rey dans Star Wars” Le réveil de la force”. 

Aujourd’hui l’actrice se confie sur son rôle à Vanity Fair: « Lorsque l’on m'a demandé de tenir ce rôle j'étais vraiment excitée - Lara Croft est un personnage véritablement iconique. Je pense que les gens peuvent s'identifier à elle pour plusieurs de raisons différentes, mais pour moi, je la vois vraiment comme un modèle pour de nombreuses jeunes femmes. Elle essaie de se faire une place dans le monde et de relier son avenir à son passé. Elle a également un mélange fantastique de traits-dur, d’intelligent et de vulnérabilité! Elle est également très différente des autres personnages que j'ai joué auparavant. C'est très amusant d'essayer d'entrer dans la tête de Lara et le défi de se familiariser avec un tel rôle aussi physique est un aspect de ce projet que je trouve absolument frissonnant.”

Le producteur Graham King, se confie aussi sur la jeune femme: “Alicia Vikander apporte une profondeur et une vulnérabilité énormes à ce personnage, qui est tout aussi important que la force féroce de Lara Croft, la détermination. Notre film prend Lara à ses premières origines, aux défis physiques et émotionnels grace auxquels elle devient finalement la Tomb Raider. C'est un personnage complexe et Alicia apporte tout cela brillamment dans son portrait.”

Coté Synopsis 

Si vous attendez une nouvelle histoire bien loin du reboot de 2013, plus proche de la Lara Classique, passer votre chemin… 
En effet, le nouveau film se concentrera sur la jeunesse de Lara Croft imaginée dans le reboot du jeu en 2013.
Un choix du réalisateur Roar Uthaug qui se confie avoir aimé les nouvelles directives du jeu et notamment le côté plus humain de Lara Croft: “Je pense que faire de Lara Croft se sentir comme un vrai être humain, c'est certainement quelque chose que nous voulions apporter au grand écran aussi." 
Il ajoute aussi: ”Je pense que nous allons vouloir faire en sorte que les gens se retrouvent en Lara. J'espère apporter un peu de ma sensibilité norvégienne à la franchise.“

Voici le Synopsis officiel: 

Lara Croft est la fille indépendante d’un aventurier excentrique qui disparut quand elle était ado. Désormais devenue une jeune femme de 21 ans sans vrai but dans la vie, Lara parcourt les rues chaotiques de l’est londonien en tant que coursière pour gagner tout juste de quoi payer le loyer, et prend des cours à l’université quand elle a le temps. Déterminée à trouver sa propre voie, elle refuse de prendre la tête de l’empire de son père, n’acceptant pas le fait qu’il soit vraiment parti. Déterminée à faire face à la situation et à aller de l’avant, sept années après la disparition de son père, Lara ne comprend pas ce qui la pousse à finalement résoudre le mystère de sa mort.
Allant à l’encontre de sa dernière volonté, elle laisse derrière elle tout ce qu’elle connait à la recherche de la dernière destination connue de son père : un tombeau légendaire sur une île mythique située quelque part au large des côtes japonaises. Mais sa mission ne sera pas des plus simples : atteindre l’île sera extrêmement dangereux. Les enjeux deviennent soudainement très hauts pour Lara qui, contre toute attente et armée uniquement de son esprit et sa foi aveugle, doit dépasser ses limites lors de ce voyage dans l’inconnu. Si elle survit cette aventure périlleuse, elle pourrait enfin trouver sa voie et gagner son nom de Tomb Raider.

Produit par Warner Bros. Pictures et Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, « Tomb Raider » est l’histoire d’une jeune mais déterminée Lara Croft, une héroine mondialement connue en devenir.


Le film met en vedette l’actrice récompensée d’un Oscar Alicia Vikander (« Ex Machina », « The Danish Girl ») 

S’ajoute à ce nom les acteurs :

Dominic West dans le rôle de Lord Richard Croft, père de Lara Croft et personnage central du jeu. West est surtout connu pour son rôle dans “The Affair”, ainsi que dans “The Wire” et des films comme “300″.

Walton Goggins (“The Hateful Eight,” “Django Unchained”) dans le role du méchant. En Décembre, Variety a rapporté que Goggins avait été retenu pour jouer dans le reboot du film Tomb Raider 2018 . Bien que nous ayons aucuns détails, on peut lier son rôle à celui de Mathias dans le jeu vidéo.

Daniel Wu (“Into the Badlands”) lui aura le role d’un capitaine de bateau qui s'associe à Lara Croft dans sa quête pour retrouver son père. 

Le tournage

Le tournage est aujourd’hui toujours en cours. Il se déroule en Afrique du Sud et au Royaume Uni. 
Quelques photos du tournage ont fuité il y a quelques semaines. 

On retrouve au commande Roar Uthaug à qui on doit la réalisation de films tel que: “The Wave” ainsi que Graham Kink: “The Departed”. Uthaug se base sur un script de Geneva Robertson-Dworet

L’équipe de création comprend le directeur photographe George Richmond (« Mission Impossible  - Rogue Nation ») ; le chef décorateur Gary Freeman (« Maléfique »), l’éditeur récompensé aux Oscars Stuart Baird (« Skyfall », « Gorillas in the Mist ») et le costumier Tim Wonsik (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”). 

Le film sortira le 16 mars 2018. « Tomb Raider » sera distribué par Warner Bros. Pictures, une compagnie de divertissement de Warner Bros, et par MGM dans certains pays. Il sera produit par le studio GK Film.