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Cinesite Europe Takes On Tomb Raider 2

Cinesite Europe has been awarded a major portion of the visual effects for the Paramount film TOMB RAIDER 2. Based on the popular series of TOMB RAIDER video games, this sequel to LARA CROFT: TOMB RAIDER features Angelina Jolie reprising her role as Lara Croft. The movie is slated for a summer 2003 release. Cinesite will be completing 3D animation sequences that constitute a significant amount of the total visual effects shots in the film. Since August, Cinesite's digital effects team has been developing pre-visualization and working alongside the production at Pinewood Studios where TOMB RAIDER 2 has been filming. Cinesite Europe will be working with Visual Effects Supervisor Steve Begg, who also supervised Cinesite's effects work on the previous TOMB RAIDER film. Cinesite's digital effects supervisor is Mike Talarico, whose previous work includes MISSION TO MARS, INSPECTOR GADGET and ARMAGEDDON. Jan de Bont is directing. Cinesite Europe is currently completing extensive computer animation and effects for the forthcoming James Bond film DIE ANOTHER DAY, which is scheduled for completion toward the end of October. Other projects include HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS and SHANGHAI KNIGHTS.