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Noel Callagher denies Skyfall title song
Last week it was rumoured that Noel Callagher would be writing the opening song for SkyFall. His blog states this:
"Now, I don't know whether you've seen a story that's doing the rounds about me being offered the job of penning the tune for the new James Bond film? Apparently I'm being courted by "007 bosses"!!!!! A meeting will be "taking place in the next few days"!!!! With some guy called "Michael G. Wilson" (whoever he is)!!! A "source" says, "nothing has been signed or made official"!!!! Of course it f*****' hasn't!!!!!! Who IS this f*****' "source"? Has he been on the "sauce"? Bizarre indeed.
You currently find me in San Francisco.... It's the last night of this particular leg of this particular American tour. Flying home tomorrow."
SkyFall to be shot in Canary Warf, London
According to the Warf website, scenes from SkyFall with be shot at The Four Seasons Hotel in Westferry Circus "We would not usually say which locations we are using anyway. However, shooting began on the 007 stage at Pinewood on November 7." The crew have already been shooting SkyFall in the Whitehall, Smithfields market and Trafalgar Square.
Helen McCrory rumoured to play Miss Moneypenny
Helen McCrory has been tied in with the cast of SkyFall since the press conference earlier this month. She has refused to reveal who her character is. "It's nice, I'm not Bond in Bond and I'm not Hugo in Hugo. I've got a four- and five-year-old and I'm not away for months, making melodramatic decisions about whether to be a mother or an actress." If she has a minor role in the film, perhaps she is fitted to play Miss Moneypenny.
Naomi Harris interview
"I did worry about it a bit, My agent said to me: `It's unlike anything else you have done before, just be prepared'. After the launch, my face was everywhere in the papers and on the news. I was worried. But, amazingly, I was still able to get on and off the bus and no one recognised me."
"Eve kicks ass. I'm loving it at the moment. I am such a pacifist, I never thought I would enjoy firing guns but, in the safety of the gun range and at a target board, it's so much fun. I'm doing gyrotonics (a fluid training style that blends movements of yoga, dance, gymnastics, tai chi and swimming on a machine) twice a week and I have a yoga teacher three times a week who also takes me jogging."
Ben Whishaw has been cast as Q
The Quartermaster returns for the first time since the reboot of the series in 2006. English actor Ben Whishaw confirmed Saturday that he would be playing the role of Q in SkyFall. Mendes believes that a younger Q would be best for such a younger Bond. Whishaw has worked with a number of the crew members in previous films.
Ascot Racecourse filming
It was confirmed this morning that scenes from SkyFall will be shot at the Ascot Racecourse. This racecourse appeared in A View To A Kill in 1985, but this time, they will be using the location for something completely different. The crew have been filming at night to hide the racetrack. Instead they have errected Shanghai International Airport signs with blue banners to match the airport.
Some more filming tips:
Daniel Craig has been spotted outside the National Art Gallery in Trafalgar Square. Outdoor sets have been created at Pinewood Studios. The crew have been purchasing lots of VW Beetle cars.
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Rory Kinnear talks about Bill Tanner
You’re currently filming the new James Bond film, Skyfall, returning as M's Chief of Staff, Bill Tanner. How’s that going so far?
"Great, we’ve just been at Pinewood and around Waterloo and Spitalfields doing some scenes with myself and Daniel [Craig] and Judi [Dench]. I go through to the beginning of February filming and I think they’re on until about April or May."
That sounds like a fairly long shoot for you, does this mean that we see a bit more of Tanner this time around?
"Yes, Tanner gets a bit more facetime this time, [the part] is a bit more beefed-up. He’s basically performing the same role but there’s a bit more of him."
There’s a lot of excitement surrounding the film with the 50th anniversary coming up; is that excitement present on set as well?
"I think everyone’s generally just really excited about the script and how good it is - and we’ve got Sam [Mendes] directing.
"Obviously this is now my second one so I know how Daniel and Judi work. We all seem to get on very well so it feels like I’m becoming slightly more part of the family."
Duntrune Castle scenes scrapped
It was reported that scenes for SkyFall in Duntrune Castle have been scrapped. The filming was scheduled to start in February with over 200 cast and crew. "I particularly feel sorry for hoteliers and tradesmen in the area who were looking forward to a prosperous New Year. For myself I am very sorry I won't see Judi Dench."
"For the past three months they have been sending people up here in increasing numbers to look around. Last time we had 50 people having lunch in our kitchen"
"I think they would like to keep a Scottish dimension in the film, but where they do that is up to them"
Noel Gallagher rumoured for title song
Noel Gallagher, musician in tha band Oasis, was rumoured to perform the title song for SykFall. Nothing has been confirmed at the moment, but we understand that Gallagher has an audition with producer Michael G Wilson in Los Angeles. Gallagher says that they may use a song which he has already written, Freaky Teeth. The song has only been featured in live performances, not released in an album. "I listened back to it thinking, 'That'd make a fucking great Bond theme'" He said that he wants the new theme to be performed by a British artist, instead of sung by Yanks.
There are two new additions to the cast of Skyfall: Helen McCrory and Ola Rapace.
Helen McCrory and Ola Rapace confirmed
The official James Bond Twitter page confirmed Helen McCrory and Ola Rapace for the new film. At the moment, it is unknown what characters they will play. "There are two new additions to the cast of Skyfall: Helen McCrory and Ola Rapace."
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SKYFALL set photographs
The people at MI6-HQ have provided the internet with images of the scene currently being filmed in London. Click here to see the photographs_
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SkyFall release dates
UK - 26th October 2012
France - 26th October 2012
Spain - 31st October 2012
Germany - 01st November 2012
USA - 09th November 2012
Canada - 09th November 2012
Australia - 22nd November 2012
Japan - 01st December 2012
Tom Ford as costume designer
Tom Ford has been confirmed as Daniel Craig's costume designer. He has worked on previous James Bond films. "I couldn't be happier to be dressing Daniel Craig again," says Ford. "James Bond epitomises the Tom Ford main in his elegance, style and love of luxury. I am thrilled to move forward with this iconic character." Tom Ford will also be joined by Jany Temime, who is famous for being costume designer for the Harry Potter series.
'Transport for London' have been asked to use their new Routemaster bus in the new movie. "The James Bond people want it for their movie. We have received approaches. When people see the bus they love it.". The last time a Routemaster bus was used in the James Bond films was in Live & Let Die. The eight prototype Routemaster busses are not scheduled to run until next year.
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Bond 23 Press Conference confirms 'SkyFall' title and other rumours
On Thursday 03 November 2011 the official press conference for Bond 23 took place. From the press conference we found out that many rumoured casting had been confirmed. Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Naomi Harris and Berenice Marlohe attended the event. It was also said that both Ralph Fiennes and Ben Whishaw had landed roles in the film.
The film will be taking place in Istanbul, Scotland, China and, of course, Pinewood Studios in London.
"Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. " from MI6-HQ
See more in the press conference video below...