Thursday, November 30, 2017

Tomb Raider Movie Hype

We have just over 3 months until Tomb Raider hits the big screen on March 16th 2018!!! GIF overload here to get you pumped up for the countdown to greatness! Keep an eye out for official merchandise and more coming soon! It's a fantastic time to be a Tomb Raider Fan! 😎😍💘⛏🎮

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Tomb Raider: Survivor's Crusade Comic #1 Out Now

The next Tomb Raider comic mini-series from Dark Horse, entitled Survivor's Crusade is available today! Lara is on a mission to find out what really happened to her father when he died. I love the art style and deep colors so far and can't wait to read the story. Get issue one of a four part series online or from your local comic book retailer now.

Preview issue one and the subsequent covers below.

"In Tomb Raider: Survivor’s Crusade, Lara Croft has unfinished business. After facing Trinity in Siberia, she’s driven to unravel the mystery behind her father’s death. After pushing her training to the limit and following clues that lead to more questions than answers, Lara is prepared to put everything on the line to uncover the truth."

Source: Dark Horse

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Crystal Dynamics Hands Out Pumpkin Carving Templates

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! It's almost that time of year again folks! It's time to carve up some pumpkins and Crystal Dynamics have outdone themselves with these fantastic pumpkins stencils! Check them all out here and visit their official Flickr page to download the full resolutions. Gex and Legacy of Kain templates are also available. Let's get carving and celebrate Halloween in Tomb Raider style!

Monday, October 16, 2017

First Look at the 20 Years of an Icon Statue Collection

We finally get a look at the ever secretive "20 Years of an Icon" statue collection by Gaming Heads! The image above is a mock-up of how the statues will look and how they all can fit together in one hell of a gorgeous display!

The statues were originally going to be cast in 1/4 scale which would have made the collection massive with a massive price tag. Plans have changed and now they will be cast in 1/6 scale making the collection much more feasible for collector's such as myself. There will be exclusive variations of each statue with slight differences, more on that later.

The first to be released will be the "Tomb Raider I" statue, hopefully coming later this year, followed by the "Tomb Raider III" statue early next year. The other statues will follow consecutively.

Below are the first 3D printed statues of the collection. You can imagine how wonderfully detailed these statues will be. Note how the Tomb Raider I statue's arms are posed differently...hmm.

The details of the statue collection were first shown by Meagan and Morrigan in the Crystal Compass Live stream. Check it out here: Crystal Compass Live - Episode #2

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Tomb Raider Movie Trailer Unearthed

What an exciting 24 hours it has been! The Tomb Raider fan base is shook with the release of the full-length trailer for Tomb Raider. Watch it in all it's glory above.

And when I say all it's glory, I mean ALL IT'S GLORY! This trailer is packed with the very meaning TOMB RAIDER! You'll notice all the likenesses to the past two games and then... BOOM, dual pistols baby! That's right, and they're the exact models Angelina Jolie holstered in the first two films! It's got the tombs, the mysterious island, the brutal action, the drama, the bow and arrows, the guns, the growth of Lara as the bad ass Tomb Raider and more!

And that's not all! Watch the "Becoming Lara Croft" behind the scenes video below to get all sorts of gritty with Alicia Vikander!

And more! The trailer was released exclusively with a live sit down with Alicia herself, courtesy of IGN. Watch the happenings below.

Still more! The director, Roar Uthaug, gave us some commentary.

Nope, there's more! Alicia then proceeded to hop on set with James Corden of The Late Late Show and it is hilarious and awesome all at the same time!

I am so excited for this film and I can't wait to see it on opening night! I hope to see you there in March of 2018.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Tomb Raider Movie Teaser and Poster Revealed!!!

The time has come fellow raiders! The trailer for the upcoming Tomb Raider film is coming tomorrow and we have the official teaser above to prove it! I get all the feels and chills just watching this teaser and I can't wait to see the full trailer in the next 24 hours. Alicia Vikander looks absolutely adventurous as Lara Croft and I have no doubt this film will be an exhilarating experience for all fans.

The first official poster can be seen below as well. I love how closely it resembles the reboot video games. The look on Alicia's face shows some stern vulnerability, but the musculature of the body shows that she can handle anything and she will become the "Tomb Raider" we all know.

Keep your eyes open for the official trailer of Tomb Raider and more on the official social channels:

Official Site

Read the official film synopsis below:

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, she leaves everything she knows behind in search of her dad’s last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan.  But her mission will not be an easy one; just reaching the island will be extremely treacherous.  Suddenly, the stakes couldn’t be higher for Lara, who—against the odds and armed with only her sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit—must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown.  If she survives this perilous adventure, it could be the making of her, earning her the name tomb raider.

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, “Tomb Raider” is the story that will set a young and resolute Lara Croft on a path toward becoming a global hero.  The film stars Oscar winner Alicia Vikander (“Ex Machina,” “The Danish Girl”) in the lead role, under the direction of Roar Uthaug (“The Wave”), with Oscar-winner Graham King (“The Departed”) producing under his GK Films banner.

The film’s production begins on the heels of the 20th anniversary of the wildly popular videogame franchise from Square Enix, Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal.

“Tomb Raider” also stars Dominic West (“Money Monster,” “300”), Walton Goggins (“The Hateful Eight,” “Django Unchained”) and Daniel Wu (AMC’s “Into the Badlands”).

Shooting on location in South Africa and the UK, Uthaug directs from a script by Geneva Robertson-Dworet.  The director’s behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography George Richmond (“Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”); production designer Gary Freeman (“Maleficent”); Oscar-nominated editor Stuart Baird (“Skyfall,” “Gorillas in the Mist”); and costume designer Tim Wonsik (key costumer, “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”).

“Tomb Raider” will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by MGM.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Alicia Vikander Stuns in New Tomb Raider Film Image

A new issue of Empire magazine is on shelves now featuring this stunning new image of Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in the upcoming film Tomb Raider. She looks phenomenal and completely captures the essence of the rebooted franchise. I love the subtle differences in her outfit and gear. Tomb Raider releases in March 2018.

Read more on the Empire website.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

#TombRaider20 Revisited

2016: The Year of Tomb Raider

2016 was the 20 year anniversary of Tomb Raider, the original game from 1996. It was a year full of celebration and unique events showcasing everyone's love for our heroine Lara Croft. It went by pretty fast and boy was it a whirlwind of fun, but you may have missed some things. So I decided to put together a reminiscent post of the happenings of last year.

In the Tomb Raider 20 Year Challenge famous YouTubers and Gamers competed against each other in true adventurer style to win the ultimate prize: The Golden Axe. Check out both episodes below.

Tomb Raider 20 Year Challenge: Episode 1

Tomb Raider 20 Year Challenge: Episode 2

See how these Lara Croft cosplayers celebrated at San Diego Comic Con...oh and the bear.

A Day with Lara Crofts at SDCC 2016

Sit down with the panel at Comic Con to discuss Lara's massive multimedia empire. Speaker include the one and only Meagan Marie, the fabulous Camilla Luddington, the amazing Andy Park, the phenomenal Noah Hughes, the wonderful Debbie Lash, and the Kinda Funny Greg Miller.

SDCC 2016 Panel: 20 Years of Tomb Raider - Lara Croft's Multimedia Empire

It was a fantastic year for Tomb Raider and if you wanna see more or if you feel that there is something else that you missed, fiddle through the official Tomb Raider YouTube channel to find out.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Unreleased Lara Weller Images

Check out these previously unreleased images of official model Lara Weller! She promoted the franchise from 1999 to 2000.