MGM and Warner Bros. have settled on a release date for their Alicia Vikander starring Tomb Raider reboot, taking the March 16, 2018 date that was previously home to an untitled DC film, according to Deadline.
Currently, Tomb Raider is the only film on that date, with the recently released Wreck-It Ralph 2 coming out the week before but not necessarily being competition since they are for different audiences. Previously the March 16 date was rumored to be the home for Warner Bros.’ The Flash film, but it’s doubtful that Warner Bros. would put out two big films on the same week.
Directed by Roar Uthaug, the new Tomb Raider is set to tell the story of a young and untested Lara Croft on her first adventure, similar to the 2013 video game that rebooted the game franchise. Previously Paramount Pictures made two Tomb Raider films starring Angelina Jolie with the first grossing $274 million worldwide and the second one taking in less with $156 million worldwide.
The series is based upon the 1996 game from Eidos, which eventually led to an entire franchise of games under Eidos and eventually Crystal Dynamics as both companies became part of Square Enix.