HANDS ON REPORT
FROM GREEK SEQUEL SET
Copyright 2002 www.tombraiderchronicles.com
[ September 4th 2002 ]
a grueling week of filming on the sun-drenched
Aegean Sea island of Santorini recording scenes
for Paramount Pictures Tomb Raider movie sequel,
Greek newspaper-man Sgkral sends us this report
from the set via our online community at tombraiderforums.com
of all, the studio people confirmed to us the
scene they were shooting in Santorini was the
opening scene of the film. It starts with a wide
opening shot of the castle where a big wedding
reception (100 people were hired for this) is
taking place. Then come a large earthquake and
a big explosion from the volcano (the studio has
built an enormous set, probably the interior of
the volcano) and an ancient city emerges from
under water. This is where Lara Croft jumps in
and the info is - harder to get!
around the location and we were able to see the
filming of the Jet ski sequence. I must have seen
3-4 stunt men and women doing all kinds of dangerous
things for 2 days. Those who play Lara Croft were
wearing a silver like uniform with black strips.
Angelina had to take a lot of takes on the Jet
ski for her close ups (she fell a lot). As we
learned she doesn't like the water filming a lot.
She told us "I just swim and that's all!"
hired the best diving teams and equipment on the
island and worked around the clock for 12-15 hours
a day filming action scenes. No dialog scenes
were made because no other actors were there.
We learned that those scenes will follow in England
at Pinewood Studios.
they hired a big old fishing boat for a scene
where I saw Angelina Jolie for the first time
in her full costume with those big guns. She was
running and jumping around the boat as she was
in danger. That's all I got to see. The next day
they were shooting a scene that looked like a
boat wreckage. A stunt man was holding underwater
a wooden board and Angelina was lying on it unconscious.
to Sgkral for the report.