‘Tomb Raider – Legend of Lara Croft’ Anime Series Trailer Teases Adventure
Lara Croft will move into the Netflix catalog in 2024.
The Big Picture
- Netflix unveils a teaser trailer for Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croftan animated series based on Lara’s search for legendary objects.
- The teaser hints at adventure, supernatural elements, and a low point in Lara’s life as she navigates spells, curses, and the unknown.
- Hayley Atwell voices Lara Croft, and the anime series aims to reboot the classic video games and Square Enix, offering adventure and puzzle solving.
While the future of Lara Croft in cinema is still an unclear topic, fans of the Tomb Raider franchise won’t be left hanging: Netflix today released the first teaser trailer and title reveal Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft. The animated series revolves around the famous adventurer as she explores uncharted territory in search of legendary objects. The teaser immediately throws the main character Lara Croft into a great crevasse as she searches a cave for an apparently non-existent artifact. Just like in the video game series, adventure and supernatural elements mix as Lara uncovers spells, curses and legends along her way. It also reveals that Lara is at a low point in her life, as her group of friends and her family seem to be in dire straits – or she may not even be alive.
All of that is played to Lara’s careful breathing, which ends up being the woman’s surgical analysis of a shot she is about to take with her usual bow and arrow. It plays a little too fast to see, but it looks like Lara also has both of her guns attached to her legs – something that only a full trailer will reveal.
Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft features Hayley Atwell (Mission: Impossible – dead reckoning Part 1) expresses the character of the title. According to the writer and producer of the series Tasha Huothe idea of the anime series is to bridge the classic and is famous all over the world Tomb Raider video games that defined an entire generation of gamers and Square Enix’s reboot of “Survivor Trilogy,” which received critical acclaim in all installments. Considering the different approaches of the two videogame series, it is safe to say that the anime series will offer a mix of adventure and puzzle solving for its main character. Along with Lara, other characters appear in it Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft are Jonah Maiava (voiced by Earl of Baylonwho reprises his role from the game franchise) and Zip (voiced by Alan Maldonado).
Tomb Raider’s Legacy On-screen
Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft was first announced in 2021 as part of a series of new animated titles from Netflix that also included the Kong: Skull Island Follow up. Even if the franchise is one of the most popular in the world of video games, adaptations on the screen have not managed to fulfill its legacy – so far, we have seen two films with the star. Angelina Jolie (Eternal) and one directed by Alicia Vikander (Fire brand), all of which had good box office showings. The franchise may find new life in Prime Video, where a live-action series is currently being developed by Phoebe Waller Bridge (Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny) at the helm as writer and producer.
Netflix for the first time Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft in 2024. A specific release window has yet to be revealed by the streamer. You can watch the teaser trailer below: