A new Tomb Raider movie featuring Alicia Vikander as the young Lara Croft on her first expedition is set to be filmed in South Africa after production was moved from Australia over tax incentive issues. The storyline thus far according to IMDB is “Following the origins of a young Lara Croft on her first archaeological expedition she must use her strength and harness her skills in order to survive a crazed Island cult and unlock mythological secrets surrounding her mysterious whereabouts.”
The movie is set for release in 2018.
“In a statement, Screen Queensland said that the production had requested an uplift to the Federal Government’s Location Offset from 16.5% to 30% but they were unable to secure a decision in time and had to take the shoot elsewhere. “Screen Queensland was advised the lack of uplift to the Location Offset incentive was the key factor,” they said.
Ausfilm reported to Gold Coast Bulletin that Tomb Raider is now likely to shoot in South Africa. It is directed by Roar Uthaug and written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet, and is scheduled to premiere in US theatres on March 16, 2018″ [Callsheet]