The world’s first escape room experience using film sets was unveiled by the new Lara Croft herself in East London, and we tried it out to see if we have what it takes to be Tomb Raiders.
To celebrate the release of Tomb Raider, the escape room experience has been built in East London close to where some of the new movie was shot. Set on multiple floors over a vast area of roughly 1,500 square feet (139 square metres), fans of the video game character will be able to play out real-life adventures in the style of the famous fictional explorer.
The film, on general release in the UK from March 15, is the latest incarnation of the character on the big screen, and stepping into the iconic green vest is Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander.
The 30-minute, multi-room experience, complete with immersive environments, is inspired by the film and features key props and elements on loan from the production. ‘Tomb Raider: Escape’ has been created in consultation with the the filmmakers, including production designer Gary Freeman.
You can finally channel your inner Lara Croft! 🏃♀️💪
Posted by Culture Trip on Monday, 5 March 2018
We spoke with Norwegian director Roar Uthaug, who told us that the location of East London was integral to bringing the new version of Lara to the screen. It’s where Lara was brought up, and it shapes her character in preparation for the adventures ahead, Uthaug told us.
All of the sets and props were transported from Warner Bros. studios in Leavesden, where part of the movie was shot. Additional scenes were shot on London’s iconic Brick Lane, around Shoreditch High Street and on location in Cape Town, South Africa.
‘Tomb Raider: Escape’ will be open to the public for a limited time, beginning March 9. Please visit their website to secure a reservation.