TOMB RAIDER SET
AT PINEWOOD STUDIOS
Copyright 2000 www.tombraiderchronicles.com
[ September 22nd 2000 ]
filming taking place in Iceland and the Himalayas,
conversion of Europe's largest sound stage continues
as carpenters, designers and floor managers weave
there magic converting a former James Bond sound
stage into a set for the new Tomb Raider movie.
"Vlad the Inhaler", according to IGN Film Force,
went undercover at Pinewood Studios, England and
snuck out some photos of filming in progress.
The architecture of the set suggests a scene from
ancient Greece, althouth the exact storyline has
been kept very much under wraps.
20 miles from London, Pinewood Studios boasts
itself as a full-service production commuity converting
60 years of movie experience and hosting some
major motion pictures. Established in 1936 by
entrepreneur Charles Boot and J. Arthur Rank,
Pinewood aquired it's name from the rolling Pine
trees which line it's estate. Some of Pinewood
Studios most famous residents have been the James
Bond movies, with the exception of GoldenEye and
Tomorrow Never Dies which were shot elswhere.
one of the biggest projects undertaken in the
worlds most famous studio set began production,
the formation of the First Knight set starring
Sean Connery, forcing the producers of GoldenEye
and Tomorrow Never Dies, Barbara Broccoli and
Michael G. Wilson, 30 miles away to a disused
airfield at Leavesden. Broccoli and Wilson returned
to their familar sound stage at Pinewood for the
2000 release of The World Is Not Enough. Pinewood
today is owned and operated by Rank Entertainment,
and boasts a 45,000 square foot sound stage, and
Europes biggest exterior tank.
the Tomb Raider contingent on the Pinewood set
is the Temple of Ten Thousand Shadows where a
fiendish battle to the death will be fought between
the forces of good and evil.