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[ February 28th 2001 ]
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.
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.
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