Last month some set photos from the new Tomb Raider movie arrived online [see here], and now we have the first official image of Alicia Vikander as the iconic video game character Lara Croft, along with some comments from director Roar Uthaug (The Wave), and an official synopsis for the movie. Take a look here…
“Being a longtime fan of the game, it’s important to me to honor the Lara Croft legacy and capture that spirit,” said director Roar Uthaug. ” It’s great to know that there’s such a passionate global fan base for Lara and her world, and our commitment to that will be evident in our movie. What’s different about this Tomb Raider movie is that it’s an origin story for the big screen, focusing not only on Lara’s strength and physical accomplishments but her humanity. We see Lara as a young woman, smart and capable but largely unfocused, »
- Gary Collinson
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, »
- Michelle McCue
Lara Croft fans can finally get an official glimpse at Alicia Vikander as the famous action heroine in Warner Bros. and MGM’s “Tomb Raider.” In studio-approved still pictures obtained by Vanity Fair, Vikander takes on the role first made famous by the video game series and the two films starring Angelina Jolie. Last April, the Oscar winner was cast as Lara Croft in the reboot. Norwegian filmmaker Roar Uthaug (“The Wave”) is directing the action-adventure movie, which is based on the popular Eidos video games that have sold more than 35 million units worldwide. Dominic West and Walton Goggins also star. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
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After some set pics made their way online not too long ago, we now have our very first look at Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in the upcoming Tomb Raider adaptation. Based on the popular video game series of the same name, the film also stars Dominic West and Walton Goggins, and has Roar Uthaug behind the camera.
The movie will apparently mine inspiration from Crystal Dynamics’ series reboot, which drew much praise back when it released in 2013. While exact plot details remain under wraps for now, Goggins (who’s on board to play the villain) recently teased that it’ll be a bit like Raiders of the Lost Ark – a comparison which makes sense. Until we learn a little bit more about the film though, we’ll remain skeptical of it.
Vikander is tremendous talent, to be sure, and Tomb Raider is a great property for adaptation, »
- Mark Cassidy
Could The Shield make a comeback? Recently, creator Shawn Ryan spoke with Entertainment Weekly about possibly revisiting the FX series.The cop drama starred Michael Chiklis as Detective Vic Mackey, the leader of a corrupt Lapd unit dubbed the "Strike Team." The cast also included Catherine Dent, Walton Goggins, Michael Jace, Jay Karnes, Benito Martinez, Cch Pounder, Cathy Cahlin Ryan, and David Rees Snell. The series ran on FX for seven seasons before ending in 2008.Read More… »
To mark the release of Vice Principals on 6th March, we’ve been given 5 copies to give away on DVD.
Vice Principals focuses on ill-tempered, dogmatic, and disliked vice principal of North Jackson High School Neil Gamby (Danny McBride), and his ambitions of being promoted to the principal’s chair when the principal is due to step down. However, when the current principal (Bill Murray) retires, he reveals that he trusts neither Gamby nor his scheming and seemingly sociopathic co-vice principal Lee Russell (Walton Goggins), and so instead outsources the job to college professor Dr. Belinda Brown (Kimberly Herbert Gregory). When Gamby’s attempt to get the school faculty to veto the appointment backfires (as Brown quickly makes a positive impression on the staff with her goal-oriented agenda and amicability with students), he conspires with Russell to find some way of ruining Brown’s reputation and installing himself as principal. »
History has renewed its Six TV show for a second season. The scripted drama series premiered on January 18, 2017, and follows the members of Navy Seal Team Six.A military combat drama airing on the History channel, the Six TV show stars Walton Goggins, Barry Sloane, Kyle Schmid, Juan-Pablo Raba, Edwin Hodge, Dominic Adams, Brianne Davis, Nadine Velazquez, Jaylen Moore, Donny Boaz, and Nondumiso Tembe. The season one finale will air on History on Wednesday, March 8th at 10:00pm.Read More… »
“Six” has been renewed for another season on History, the network announced on Thursday. The military drama starring Walton Goggins and Barry Sloane will return for a 10-episode season next year. Season 2 is scheduled to begin filming this summer. “Six is a captivating drama series that embraces our recent history, while being immensely relevant in the climate of today’s culture,” said Jana Bennett, President & General Manager of History. “It has struck a genuine chord with our audience and we’re proud to continue to tell the courageous stories, both on and off the battlefield, of the complex lives of this. »
- Reid Nakamura
History has given a second season order to Navy Seal drama “Six,” Variety has learned.
The series, which follows a dramatized version of Seal Team Six as they fight to free their former leader (Walton Goggins) from Boko Haram, will return for 10 episodes. The series is currently hurtling towards the conclusion of its eight-episode first season, which over four weeks is bringing in an average of 2.9 million total viewers in Nielsen’s Live+3 ratings; in Live+Same Day ratings, it’s averaging an audience of 1.6 million and a 0.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic. Season 2 is slated to begin production this summer.
“’Six’ is a captivating drama series that embraces our recent history, while being immensely relevant in the climate of today’s culture,” said History president and general manager Jana Bennett. “It has struck a genuine chord with our audience and we’re proud to continue to tell the courageous stories, both »
- Oriana Schwindt
For History's Six, the lucky number is two.
The cable network has renewed military drama Six for a second season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Season two will consist of 10 episodes — up two from its freshman order. Production will resume in the summer for a likely 2018 return.
The Navy SEALs drama starring Walton Goggins (who replaced Joe Manganiello) was picked up straight to series and bowed this year to what History says is cable's No. 1 new show of the year in total viewers (based on live viewership). The series, which has two episodes left in its »
- Lesley Goldberg
B-Reel Films, the hip Stockholm-based banner behind some of Scandinavia’s most ambitious films and TV shows, from Mikael Marcimain’s “Gentlemen” to Pernilla August’s “A Serious Game,” recently ventured into the ultra-competitive English-language movie landscape with Lisa Langseth’s “Euphoria,” starring Alicia Vikander, Eva Green and Charlotte Rampling, and is developing a flurry of more upscale projects.
B-Reel Films is coming off a busy start of the year, having just won two Swedish Guldbagge Awards (Sweden’s equivalent of the Oscars) for “A Serious Game” including supporting actor for Michael Nyqvist. And on the TV side, the shingle’s first Nordic noir series “Before We Die” launched to hit ratings on Sweden’s public broadcaster Svt.
The company has two movies in post: “Euphoria,” which reteams Langseth and Vikander after the critically acclaimed “Hotel,” as well “Bergman,” a feature-length doc about Ingmar Bergman directed by Jane Magnuson. The »
- Elsa Keslassy
Author: Jon Lyus
The recently announced reboot of the big screen Tomb Raider franchise coincided with an upturn in the fortunes, and critical acclaim, of the video game series. Angelina Jolie’s Lara Croft was borne on the back of a run of fine video games, fueled by the magnetic attraction of the medium’s first female icon. The new film will be lead by Ex_Machina’s Alicia Vikander who beat out actresses such as Daisy Ridley to the iconic role. The Oscar-winner’s abilities have been have roundly praised with roles in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and her star-making turn in The Danish Girl. This will be her first action-centric role.
- Jon Lyus
Roar Uthaug, who directed the thrilling The Wave is helming the film, while Dominic West has been cast as Croft’s father, Daniel Wu appears as a ship captain and Walton Goggins is the main villain of the piece. Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Transformers: The Last Knight) wrote the film’s screenplay.
The Tomb Raider set photos were debuted online from the Daily Mail newspaper in the UK, and it looks like they’ve got the look of the character from the latest batch of video games absolutely right!
The film already has a release date set, which is March 16, 2018. Check out »
- Paul Heath
With production on the long-gestating big screen reboot of the iconic vide game series Tomb Raider now underway, we have our very first look at Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft courtesy of some set photos showing the heroine in action; take a look here…
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The new Tomb Raider is being directed by Roar Uthaug (The Wave) and Vikander is joined in the cast by Dominic West (The Affair), Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight) and Daniel Wu (Into the Badlands). Expect more casting news soon.
Tomb Raider is set for release on March 16th, 2018.
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- Gary Collinson
The past year hasn’t been incredibly kind on the video game movie genre. Warcraft underperformed domestically, Assassin’s Creed flopped, and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is the lowest performing film in North America for the franchise. Yet despite these numerous speed bumps, we, ironically enough, haven’t seen much of a slowdown from Hollywood. There seems to be a general consensus that none of these films weren’t given the best opportunities to succeed (i.e., they weren’t that good).
With those potential flicks out of the way, it opens up a new upcoming generation of video game movies. Leading the pack in this new round of ol’ college tries is none other than the reboot of the beloved franchise, Tomb Raider. Last time this series hit the big screen was in 2003’s Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, starring Angelina Jolie. While the film »
- Joseph Medina
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2016 was supposed to be the year that we finally got a good video game adaptation. Fans placed their hopes on both Warcraft and Assassin’s Creed and unfortunately, neither of them impressed. While each film had a few redeeming qualities, they didn’t do very much for critics or general audiences and so, we’re still sitting here waiting patiently for someone to get it right. Thankfully, it looks like that wait may come to an end quite soon.
That’s because production is now underway on Warner Bros.’ Tomb Raider. An adaptation of the immensely popular video game series, this isn’t the first time the property has been brought to the big screen, as Angelina Jolie starred in two films back in the early 2000s, which were mediocre at best. Now, however, it’s Alicia Vikander’s turn to step into the shoes of »
- Josh Wilding
It's been exactly two weeks since production started on MGM's highly-anticipated Tomb Raider reboot, but surprisingly, we haven't seen any photos from the set since director Roar Uthaug shared an image of the first film slate on the first day of filming. That all changed today, with a slew of new images giving us our first look at Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft. While little is known about the scene she is shooting, Alicia Vikander is seen swinging from a long wooden plank, while attached to a stunt harness.
The Daily Mail debuted these photos, which show that Alicia Vikander's hands were tied together during the shoot. It's possible that Lara Croft may be trying to escape from the main villain in this scene, who is played by Walton Goggins. Since Walton Goggins isn't seen in any of these photos, it remains unclear whether or not he's involved in this scene. »
Simon Brew Feb 3, 2017
The sixth Mission: Impossible film is set to go before the cameras this year, with production getting going as early as the spring. The movie had reportedly been held up due to disagreements over remuneration (a pay dispute, basically), but those now seem to have been resolved. As such, Mission: Impossible 6 – that’ll again be headlined by Tom Cruise – is nearly ready to go.
The new movie has now secured Paris as one of its key locations too, with the film set to shoot there in the early summer. Christopher McQuarrie is returning to direct, following his success with Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, and he’s also penned the script.
Rebecca Ferguson is also »
Simon Brew Feb 3, 2017
The latest expansion of what appears to be coming The Conjuring movie universe (that's banked nearly $1bn in box office grosses thus far) will be The Nun, a film that centres on the character who caused such problems in The Conjuring 2. The movie has been penned by James Wan and Gary Dauberman, and it looks as if it’s moving forward shortly too, with the news that Corin Hardy is now attached to direct.
And there may well be a knock-on effect to this. Hardy has, for some time, been attached to direct the remake of The Crow, that’s been held up in limbo thanks to the financial problems that Relativity had been having. »
Den Of Geek Feb 3, 2017
Opening up isn't always the easiest thing to do. But it can make a world of difference...
Yesterday, it was Time To Talk Day 2017. It’s not a day we’ve heard too much about before, but it’s certainly something we can get behind, albeit a day late. Because its core idea is to get people talking, and to destigmatise mental health. As its website points out right from the start: “conversations about mental health change lives”.
Around a quarter of us are faced with a mental health issue every year, and it’s pretty guaranteed that even if you’re not personally affected, that you know somebody who is.
If you’re in the grip of some form of mental health challenge, or suspect you might be, »
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