ICELAND'S ACTION SEQUENCE REVEALED
Copyright 2001 www.tombraiderchronicles.com Source: Dark Horizons

[ February 28th 2001 ]

Filming for Paramount's silver screen conversion of Tomb Raider wrapped last month, and while a tide of trailers is teasing the cinema-going public, Executive Producer Leifur B Dagfinnsson has described further details of an action sequence shot while director Simon West's location contingent filmed portions of the movie in Iceland.

"She is travelling from the base of a crater and finding the entrance for some extra terrestrial goal or item, what their searching for, so she's trying to find the ice cave that leads down to that thing," Dagfinnsson recalled. She starts off going up the glacier, the tongue of the glacier on dogsleds and amphibian boats. She sails through the icebergs on the ice lagoon onto the tongue of the glacier. Then she takes the dog sleds up the tongue to the top of the mountain.

"There, you go into the ice cave and that became a studio [shoot]. She actually goes full speed into the cave on dog sleds. We serviced a week's shoot where they shot on the ice lagoon using ice bergs," Dagfinnsson said. They needed like a Siberian landscape and then the top of a glacier. That involved bringing 100 people crew in from the U.K that was chartered in with the equipment as well and then 150 Icelandic crew members were added on with safety guards, security, extras, etc. We shot on the glacier and brought 250 people up there."

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