A
one-off modified Land Rover Defender will star in Paramount Pictures‘ adventure
movie Tomb Raider, which opens in the U.S. and Canada on June 15.

In the movie, actress Angelina Jolie, playing the title role, uses the Defender
for access to remote and rugged locations.

The movie vehicle is based on a high-capacity pickup version of the Defender
110 specially modified by Land Rover Special Vehicles in conjunction with Paramount
Pictures.

The open-top vehicle is painted Bonatti Gray with aluminum tread plates and
bumpers and fitted with a special grille and four Safari driving lights mounted
on the front of the roof rack.

Extra accessories to aid Lara in her adventures include an expedition tool
kit, fender-mounted shovel and axe, winches at the front, rear and sides, a
dash-mounted notebook computer, a GPS navigation system, a GSM telephone and
emergency kill buttons.

In an apparent product-placement coup, moviegoers will also see the complete
production Land Rover lineup of Discovery, Range Rover and Freelander.

The Range Rover plays a supporting role as the vehicle driven by Lara’s wealthy
arch-enemy Powell while the Discoverys are driven by Powell’s evil henchmen.

The Tomb Raider movie was inspired by Lara Croft, the popular interactive video
game character.


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