EMPIRE UK SPIES
Copyright 2001 www.empireonline.co.uk
[ January 12th 2001 ]
magazine Empire Online's covert spy reports from
the Pinewood set of Tomb Raider entering it's
final two weeks of production.
may have been and gone, but Empire Online is still
receiving presents, as these fantastic shots from
the set of Tomb Raider show. An anonymous Lara
fan emailed Empire these this morning with further
plot details from the production at Pinewood Studios.
As the plot details include some spoilers, we've
left these details to the last paragraph - read
them at your peril. The photographs show details
from the two Tomb Raider sets that have been built
on the massive 007 stage at Pinewood. One is a
representation of the interior of the temple at
Angkor Wat where location filming took place last
year. It features a large gold Buddha and numerous
statues of monkeys that come to life and hurl
spears at the unfortunate Ms Croft.
set - where Angelina Jolie was seen yesterday
kicking bad-guy ass - centres around a huge mechanical
model of the solar system that emerges from a
bubbling pool and begins revolving while Lara
gets physical with her adversaries. With only
two scheduled weeks of shooting left at Pinewood
Studios, the cast and crew are working hard to
ensure the completion before this summer's release
date. The Empire Online spy reveals new plot details
namely that Lara's father Lord Croft dies when
she's young and leaves her the family mansion.
A minor planetary alignment triggers both a dream
sequence and a mysterious ticking sound in the
house. Upon discovery of this hidden clock, Lara
uses the clues the late Lord left her to embark
on an international quest to find the halves of
a broken triangular artifact that holds the universe
together. The expedition becomes a race against
her dastardly opponents through arctic wasteland,
jungles and temples to find the relics before
the imminent astrological conjunction occurs.
Raider the movie is set for a June 15th release
and is tipped to be the first in a series of three
Lara Croft adventures, all of which will star
Angelina Jolie as Eidos Interactives action adventurer.