I would like to try and replicate the opening scene to Maze runner with the elevator (lift) and Thomas inside. I have access to green screen and a 3d model of a mesh lift cage but limited access to anything in a practical sense (Suggestions in the respect appreciated too). I know anything I am able to do wont be perfect but a reasonable approximation would be good. It should include the creation of the lift shaft too. I'm in the UK as that might affect the availability of practical props.
I was thinking maybe camera projection to create the shaft? at least the view from above