First Shooting Reports From Da Vinci

By Garth Franklin Monday July 4th 2005 01:35AM

Set reports and pictures of filming on the highly anticipated adaptation of Dan Brown's best-selling novel have begun to crop up online. A truly extensive report has gone up at WITDVC. Here's a sample:

"Wednesday June 29 2005 was the 1st official shooting day for DVC at Paris' exclusive, upscale Place Vendome. For those of you not familiar with Paris, Place Vendome is a pretty large, very elegant square surrounded by exclusive 19th century 6-story limestone "palaces", including world famous Ritz Hotel. There were no less than 80 to 100 crew members. The crew move to the Louvre this Thursday night for a long two-week shoot, and next week they would shoot as well around St Sulpice. In the near future producers will request "car driving extras" for Robert Langdon faked escape from the Louvre, when dozen of Paris PD cars are chasing the big truck on which RL allegedly jumped and hid.

Thursday June 30, the DVC cast and crew was filming street scenes on Paris upscale Rue de Rivoli in the French capital 1st District (1er arrondissement), right along the Louvre Museum. We were no more than 10 yards from the actual shooting and could clearly see Audrey Tautou/Sophie Neveu driving and obviously having an animated conversation with a slim and tanned (yes, tanned !) Tom Hanks/Robert Langdon. They reshot the scene several times."

For the full report, click here. Shots of Hanks' look in the film are up at Coming Soon.

Thanks to 'Antoine' & 'Xoanon'