'Tomb Raider' Reboot Movie Release Date, News & Updates: Walton Goggins Reportedly To Play Villain

By R. A. Jayme - 08 Dec '16 05:40AM

The under-production "Tomb Raider" reboot film has cast its primary villain. It was reported that Walton Goggins is in "final negotiations" to play the main antagonist in the upcoming 2018 film.

Walton Goggins had roles in Quentin Tarantino's latest films, "Django Unchained" and "The Hateful Eight." The actor also scored a new HBO show, "Vice Principals." Meanwhile, no further details regarding the name of the character were mentioned in the report, according to GQ Magazine.

The still untitled "Tomb Raider" reboot film is expected to premiere on March 16, 2018. Oscar winner Alicia Vikander plays the main character and explorer Lara Croft, as reported by News Every DayProducer Graham King recently explained that the film will focus on Lara's search for her dad.

"This is kind of what we call a back to the roots story," he said. "This is a young Lara Croft in search to see if her father is dead or alive, so it has a very emotional part to it and I think that's what Alicia found so interesting about it," as reported by GameSpot.

Earlier this year, director Roar Uthaug (The Wave) lauded the 2013 reboot game and said his movie will try to do something similar. "I think making Lara Croft feel like a real human being, that's definitely something we want to bring to the big screen as well," he said. "I think we'll want to make people relate to Lara as a character. I'm hoping to bring some of my Norwegian sensibilities to the franchise."

Many are expecting that the reboot will be much better than the two previous films in which Angelina Jolie-Pitt successfully played the role of Lara Croft. The first movie remains the highest grossing video game adaptation ever in the US. However, its sequel "The Cradle of Life" became a disappointment combined with Jolie's declination to play the character. Thus, the third film never materialized.

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