The production of “Skyfall” is in full swing and a number of notable developments have occurred in the past couple of weeks.
Daniel Craig stripped off his tuxedo for filming at the Four Seasons hotel in Canary Wharf, London, for a “Skyfall” scene where 007 is swimming in a luxurious pool at night with echoes of Pierce Brosnan’s spa scene in “GoldenEye”. It is understood this location will be doubling for scenes in Shanghai.
The spa was closed to hotel residents and the windows facing nearby apartments blacked out. Residents of the adjacent luxury apartments Canary Riverside were warned that only the film crew were entitled to photograph during this time, but shots have emerged anyway. It is understood that the location in the film will also feature a glitzy martini bar.
The 23rd James Bond Film viz. SKYFALL, commenced principal studio photography on 7th November, 2011 for a UK release on October 26th, 2012 and the USA on November 9, 2012. MGM will produce, finance and distribute 007’s 23rd adventure in partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Daniel Craig will be returning as the legendary British secret agent, alongside Judi Dench as “M”, with Sam Mendes directing a screenplay written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan. The cast will also include Bérénice Marlohe, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney and Ben Whishaw. The film will shoot at Pinewood Studios and on location in London, England; Scotland; Shanghai, China and Istanbul, Turkey.
I hope taking cues from various smart devices invented, James Bond will be shown using smart devices in this adventure movie. It it will be the longest gap between Bond movies without a change in the lead role. In addition, 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the EON Productions series of James Bond Films.