‘Tomb Raider’ Writer on Alicia Vikander Reboot: ‘We Focus More on Lara Kicking ****’

Variety | 3/13/2018 | Ariana Brockington
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At the Los Angeles premiere of “Tomb Raider,” the reimagined action franchise based off the video game series originally released in 1996, screenwriter Geneva Robertson-Dworet said Croft’s relatability was a trait the creators wanted to highlight in the reboot with star Alicia Vikander.

“She kind of feels like all of us and the struggles she has are things that anyone can relate to, so I’m hoping that’s what people respond to,” Robertson-Dworet said at Hollywood’s TCL Chinese Theatre. She added that while she loved the previous movies and Angelina Jolie’s original portrayal, the creators wanted to focus on the source material from the video game in the 2018 version.

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“The first movie, I doubt very much that Angelina Jolie asked for it. There’s like a scene of her showering and sort of rubbing herself,” Robertson-Dworet said. “We really wanted to get away from that and focus more on Lara kicking ****.”

Director Roar Uthaug also spoke...
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