For those of us who remember the first Tomb Raider movie, it's hard to believe it's been 15 years since Angelina Jolie first took on the butt-kicking action heroine role of Lara Croft. While you could reasonably argue that the world didn't need a reboot of Tomb Raider just yet (or, ever), we're getting one nonetheless. And who better to take on the rebooted film than recent Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner and face of Louis Vuitton, Alicia Vikander?

The 27 year old Swedish It-girl is certainly in demand, and although she's become something of a period darling for her roles in The Danish Girl, Anna Karenina, Testament of Youth and the upcoming Tulip Fever, as she demonstrated with her chilling portrayal of deadly fembot Ava in Ex Machina - she has the range to pull off more than just corsets and sighing. Interestingly, Hollywood's current other favourite ingénue, Daisy Ridley (of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens fame) was also rumoured to be up for the role, but we guess an Oscar trumps Star Wars...

Alicia Vikander is your new Lara Croft

While details of the plot are scarce, Norwegian director Roar Uthaug is on board to direct Vikander in the Tomb Raider reboot. While there are obvious striking differences between Vikander and Jolie (not just in terms of stature and physical, er, assets), we're wondering what the 2016 version of Lara Croft will entail? Based on the character from the infamous video game of the same name, Jolie's fearless portrayal of the fearless warrior woman was a defining moment in millennium moviemaking, no doubt helped along by Jolie's undeniable sexiness and combat-boots-and-hotpants get-up. Vikander isn't a total stranger to action either, having starred in last year's The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and the upcoming Jason Bourne flick with Matt Damon (watch the trailer here).

Alicia Vikander is your new Lara Croft