IS DAMAGED BY FIRE
[ August 1st 2006 ]
fire has swept through Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire
destroying a large stage used to film James Bond,
Tomb Raider and segments from many of Hollywood's
to the BBC,
at least eight fire engines tackled the blaze
at the set, where filming for the new movie Casino
Royale had finished. The stage had been transformed
into a replica Venice where the film, with a reported
budget of £39m ($72m), is partly based.
stage was first created in the late 1970s during
the filming of The Spy Who Loved Me and was created
when the script called for filming of two submarines
inside an oil tanker. The stage was built complete
with an enormous water tank.