Copyright 2000 www.tombraiderchronicles.com Source:
[ November 13th 2000 ]
US. tours the London set of Tomb Raider The Movie,
and reports back a visual masterpiece in construction.
Although the cast and crew will actually travel
to Cambodia for filming in the famous Angkor Wat
Temples, technicians have bee busying themselves
converting Europe's largest sound stage into an
ancient temple set which resembles Angkor. The
reports also focuses on the construction of six
Land Rover Defenders which will be used through
the movie accompanying a custom built Norton /
Ducatti high-breed sporting Harley Davidson wheels.
just outside of London, which creates stunt vehicles
for many films, received the base vehicles from
the manufacturers and then, under the direction
of Simon West and Kirk Petruccelli, turned them
into Lara's muscle machines. What's amazing is
how aesthetically pleasing these beasts are. They've
got 700 pounds of extra stuff, but they look great.
Not only can you drive the Defender through 4
feet of water because it's rigged with an undercarriage
air valve that emerges from the hood, but it's
also the best looking thing on the road. And yes,
the Defender actually has a rocket launcher.
also records with clear enthusiasm the magnificence
of the set, and the amazement at something so
grand as Croft Manor assuming it's temporary residency
within Pinewood Studios. The article contains
nothing groundbreaking, but is an interesting
angle on what looks to be next summers contender
for Blockbuster Status.