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‘Tomb Raider’ Legend Gets the Barbie Doll Treatment

Looking for a new Lara Croft figure to add to your Tomb Raider shrine? Well, you’re in luck as Mattel have given the legendary tomb raider the Barbie doll treatment and you’ll be able to get yours as from February 19! Based on Alicia Vikander’s interpretation of the iconic heroine, this fully-articulated doll dons a similar outfit to that worn by Vikander and comes with a range of accessories inspired by the film: a map of Yamatai, a journal marked with the initials R.C. ... [Continue Reading]

February 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

Get Fighting Fit With Alicia Vikander’s Personal Trainer

If you weren’t able to attend Croft Camp, the special one-day fitness training session held in Los Angeles to celebrate the upcoming release of Tomb Raider (2018), fear not. Alicia Vikander’s personal trainer, Magnus Lygdback, has put together a series of easy-to-follow fitness videos to help fans get in shape and follow in the actress’ footsteps. Lygdback has worked with other Hollywood actors in recent years, including James McAvoy, Gal Gadot, and Alexander Skarsgard, and ... [Continue Reading]

February 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

Titan Books to Publish ‘Tomb Raider’ Film Companion Book

Make some space in your home library because an 176-page companion book to Tomb Raider (2018) will be hitting shelves on March 20! Written by Sharon Gosling and titled Tomb Raider: The Art and Making of the Film, this hardback companion book will be published by Titan Books and will be packed with concept art, behind-the-scenes photos, insights into the stunts, and commentary from actress Alicia Vikander, director Roar Uthaug, and other cast and crew from the upcoming film. Titan Books has been ... [Continue Reading]

January 29, 2018 // 2 Comments

What Fans Are Saying About the Latest ‘Tomb Raider’ Trailer

Alicia Vikander’s debut outing as the iconic archaeologist-adventurer Lara Croft will be landing in cinemas worldwide this March and is set to make a splash in the lead-up to the hectic 2018 summer blockbuster season. Warner Bros has sent fans into a flurry of excitement by releasing a brand new trailer for the upcoming film. The first trailer may have been somewhat lackluster but this one has done what I thought was impossible: it changed my mind about the film’s prospects and, ... [Continue Reading]

January 19, 2018 // 3 Comments

Warner Bros Launches ‘Tomb Raider Tuesdays’

What better way to count down to the release of the new Tomb Raider film than with a weekly dose of brand new content? Warner Bros teamed up with actress Alicia Vikander to announce #TombRaiderTuesdays, a weekly social media event that invites fans to join them on an epic adventure packed with film trivia, puzzles, and prizes. Transcript: “Hi, I’m Alicia Vikander. Happy New Year. Between now and the release of Tomb Raider, join in for #TombRaiderTuesdays to get to know Lara Croft. ... [Continue Reading]

January 10, 2018 // 1 Comment

Six Things We Learned From Total Film’s ‘Tomb Raider’ Exclusive Preview

British film magazine Total Film recently published a seven-page exclusive feature on the upcoming Tomb Raider film, which includes a slew of new stills, behind-the-scenes photos, and on-set interviews with director Roar Uthaug and stars Alicia Vikander (Lara Croft), Dominic West (Lord Richard Croft), and Walton Goggins (Mathias Vogel). Lara Croft will be making her triumphant return to the big screen after a fifteen-year absence and fans are eager to know what they can expect from this March ... [Continue Reading]

January 6, 2018 // 2 Comments

First Official Pics of Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft, Official Synopsis Released

Tomb Raider fans may have got their very first glimpse of Alicia Vikander’s Lara Croft back in early February when the Daily Mail Online published a number of photos from the South Africa-based set but it wasn’t until earlier this week that we got the first official publicity shots and synopsis for the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot film. MGM and Warner Bros teamed up with Vanity Fair, Vogue, Self, and GQ for some exclusive coverage of the 2018 film, which included interviews with ... [Continue Reading]

March 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

First Set Photos of Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft

Tomb Raider fans have been anxiously waiting for their first look at Alicia Vikander from the set of the upcoming reboot film and, thanks to the Daily Mail Online, they need not wait any longer! The British news site published a number of exclusive photos that show the Swedish actress in action, dangling from wires, holding on to the wing of an airplane that’s seen better days, and sporting an outfit that looks very similar to the one Lara Croft wore in the 2013 game (complete with ... [Continue Reading]

February 6, 2017 // 2 Comments

Who’s Who in the 2018 ‘Tomb Raider’ Film

The Tomb Raider film franchise has hit the reboot button and will finally be bouncing back to the big screen next year, almost fifteen years after the release of the slightly underwhelming (but still enjoyable) Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. Directed by Norwegian director Roar Uthaug (Escape, The Wave) and written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet, the film will be out on March 16, 2018 and will see Lara Croft embark on an expedition to find her long-lost (and presumed dead) father. ... [Continue Reading]

January 12, 2017 // 7 Comments

‘Star Wars’ Locations That Would Be Great Settings for a ‘Tomb Raider’ Game

The Tomb Raider video game series and films have done a tremendous job of showcasing some of the world’s historical sites and exotic locations, whether they’re well-known attractions such as the pyramids at Giza or Angkor Wat or the less commonly known Trajan’s Market and Jan Mayen island. And as one of the most successful and longest-running film franchises to date, the Star Wars films have often relied on real-world locations to serve as the backdrops of some of their ... [Continue Reading]

December 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

’20 Years of Tomb Raider’ Book Due Out in Late October 2016

As part of their year-long celebration of the Tomb Raider franchise, Crystal Dynamics and Prima Games will be publishing a special commemorative book this October titled 20 Years of Tomb Raider: Digging Up the Past, Defining the Future. Due out on October 25, 2016, and written by Crystal Dynamics’ own Senior Community Manager Meagan Marie, this 360-page hardcover book will explore the ground-breaking and diverse history of Lara Croft and the Tomb Raider franchise and discuss their impact ... [Continue Reading]

September 20, 2016 // 4 Comments

What We Know About the New ‘Tomb Raider’ Film So Far

It feels like a project that’s been years (dare I say “too many years”) in the making but the long-awaited reboot of the Tomb Raider movie franchise is finally picking up steam! Back in April, we learnt that Swedish actress Alicia Vikander won the coveted lead role and now it seems we have a release date for the as-yet untitled film: March 16, 2018. Further details about the cast and synopsis will be no doubt surface as the film nears completion but here’s what we know ... [Continue Reading]

July 10, 2016 // 6 Comments

Norwegian Director to Helm’Tomb Raider’ Reboot Film

The long-awaited reboot to the Tomb Raider film franchise has seemingly been stuck in development hell since it was first announced all the way back in 2011. The release of the 2013 game revived interest in a film reboot but details about Lara’s return to the big screen have been sketchy to say the least. Screenwriters have come and gone, leading fans to believe that a new Tomb Raider film would never see the light of day. But it looks like there’s a tiny glimmer of hope as GK ... [Continue Reading]

November 18, 2015 // 2 Comments

Book Review: Samantha Sutton and the Temple of Traitors

Last November, archaeologist and author Jordan Jacobs approached me to see if I would be interested in reviewing the first two novels in his Samantha Sutton archaeology adventure series and very kindly sent me review copies shortly after our initial chat. While I don’t really fall under the series’ target demographic, I quickly became engrossed in its first two volumes, which, thankfully, managed to avoid most (if not all) of the classic “adventurer archaeologist” ... [Continue Reading]

August 19, 2015 // 3 Comments

15 Awesome Tomb Raider Easter Eggs

One of the greatest pleasures in video gaming is the discovery (intentional or otherwise) of “Easter eggs”, those little jokes, secret levels, or hidden messages that game developers insert in their games for the players’ amusement. With a back catalogue spanning almost two decades and across multiple platforms, the Tomb Raider series has had its fair share of “Easter eggs”, ranging from humourous references to fan community in-jokes to visual gags that may be ... [Continue Reading]

April 13, 2015 // 16 Comments

The Tomb Raider Movie Franchise Hits the Reboot Button

Rumours of a new Tomb Raider film have been floating about the Internet ever since the release of the critically-acclaimed Tomb Raider 2013 and there appeared to be some glimmer of hope when GK Films and MGM announced that Marti Noxon, a screenwriter best known for her work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, had been hired to work on the script. Everything was falling into place. Or so we thought. Months went by without an update and Noxon’s reluctance to discuss her involvement in the project ... [Continue Reading]

March 2, 2015 // 13 Comments

Hunted: A Fan Film Based on Tomb Raider

When rumours of a new Tomb Raider film failed to come to fruition, fans wasted no time filling in the void in their fandom. Last year, we were treated to Croft, a 20-minute film shot in British Columbia, Canada, and starring Cassandra Ebner. And now there’s another fan-produced film on the horizon: Hunted. Hunted is the brainchild of a group of talented actors, artists, and writers and is based on the hugely successful Tomb Raider 2013. Written by Kate Sykes and directed by Josh Pate, ... [Continue Reading]

August 8, 2014 // 2 Comments

Guest Blog: The League of Extraordinary Treasure Hunters

Guest Blogger: Ross Wittenham. How awesome would it be if Lara Croft found herself in an adventure with The Da Vinci Code’s Robert Langdon and National Treasure’s Ben Gates? It’d be like the Avengers of the treasure-hunting scene. Think about it; they have complimentary skill sets. Robert Langdon is all over the symbology business, while Gates is good at bluffing his way into top security events. Lara, of course, has all the cross-country and combat experience. Don’t forget their ... [Continue Reading]

May 22, 2014 // 2 Comments

Guest Blog: Tomb Raider and the Temples of Angkor

Guest blogger Anya Martin has just returned from a trip to Cambodia, where she explored the magnificent and now world-famous Angkor temple complex near Siem Reap. In this guest article, Anya not only shares what she’s learnt about the site’s construction and history but also discusses the impact the 2001 Tomb Raider film has had on the local economy. ********* In the 2001 film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Lara pays a visit to a hidden tomb in Cambodia, where she finds the first half ... [Continue Reading]

September 21, 2013 // 12 Comments

Who Should Be Cast in the New Tomb Raider Film?

As many of you may already know, GK Films and MGM have hired Buffy the Vampire Slayer writer and co-producer Marti Noxon to work on the script for their upcoming Tomb Raider reboot film. It’s not yet clear whether the film will be a big-screen adaptation of Tomb Raider 2013 or an all-new adventure set after Ms Croft’s ordeal on Yamatai but fans will no doubt be looking forward to finding out who will be cast as our beloved female “archaeologist”. So, folks, who do ... [Continue Reading]

June 16, 2013 // 10 Comments

Article: Heroes, Mummies & Treasure: Near Eastern Archaeology in the Movies

Dr. Kevin McGeough’s article Heroes, Mummies & Treasure: Near Eastern Archaeology in the Movies examines the portrayal of Near Eastern archaeology in the movies and addresses the general public’s romantic view of archaeology as an adventurous (and often dangerous) occupation. He argues that archaeologists can better understand the public’s perception of archaeology and communicate archaeological knowledge more effectively if they confront these inaccurate, romanticized ... [Continue Reading]

May 26, 2013 // 6 Comments

Article: Romancing the Stones: Archaeology in Popular Cinema

In his article Romancing the Stones: Archaeology in Popular Cinema, historian Mark A. Hall looks at how archaeology and archaeologists are depicted in popular cinema and considers how the recurring themes of cultural appropriation, cultural imperialism, and emphasis on “treasured objects” create a somewhat skewed and negative view of the profession. Among the films examined are the original Indiana Jones trilogy, the Mummy film series, and, of course, the two Tomb Raider films. Ms ... [Continue Reading]

March 16, 2013 // 6 Comments

Which Tomb Raider Location Would You Love to Explore in Real Life?

If you had the money and means to explore any of the places featured in the Tomb Raider games, films, or comics, where would you go? Would you visit the stunning temples of Angkor, explore the frozen expanses of Antarctica, wander through the urban wildernesses of London and Tokyo, or do a spot of mountain climbing in Peru? Feel free to let us know what is on your Tomb Raider travel wishlist by leaving your comments below! You can learn more about the places Lara Croft has visited over ... [Continue Reading]

March 14, 2013 // 20 Comments