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Chase sequence shot in London
After filming in Trinity Square and the Old Royal Navy College, Daniel Craig was spotted running through the streets of London, in costume with an ear piece. 007Bond understands that this scene shows James Bond chasing the villain (Javier Bardem) after they get off the train. Javier Bardem has currently not been seen so far during filming.
50th Anniversary SKYFALL Premiere Celebration
As part of the release of SKYFALL in 2012 the usual premiere is held in London. This time, celebrating the 50th Anniversary all six actors will be joined by some of the glamorous Bond girls to celebrate the 5 decades. This will be the first time that all six actors have got together. George Lazenby, Roger Moore and Timothy Dalton joined together with Pierce Brosnan back when Die Another Day was released in 2002, which celebrated the 40th Anniversary. There have been no further details on all of the Bond girls which will be joining them but we understand that Ursula Andress (Honey Ryder) and Eva Green (Vesper) will be attending the event.
“It’s an astonishing record for any character to endure for five decades in showbiz but I’ll bet this: the franchise is such a phenomenon that in another 50 years time a whole new bunch of actors and their leading ladies will be gathering for another party when James Bond becomes a centenarian.” Daniel Craig
Its Eve, Not Moneypenny
After months of rumours from the Daily Mail and online users, Naomi Harris has stated in an interview last week that she will not be playing Miss Moneypenny. She says "The idea of me being Moneypenny was a good, racy rumour. But Eve is not remotely office-bound. She gets to see plenty of action. That meant a lot of gun training. I’m such a pacifist that I never thought I’d be excited about guns, but I absolutely loved it. The weapons training I’d done on Miami Vice was with real bullets, but this time I was shooting blanks. I did two hours three times a week for three months, mostly working with a Walther PPK, a very light, very beautiful, ladylike gun. To be honest, I don’t think I’d be very good at such a role, what drew me to this was the opportunity to play a new kind of Bond Girl. We are Bond Girls who are multi-faceted, intelligent and capable," said Naomie of the roles herself and Bernice Marlohe will play in "Skyfall".
"It’s not just the women who have changed. James Bond himself has changed and Daniel Craig has been a very big part of that. He’s brought depth and humanity to the role. He’s so layered in a way that other Bonds just weren’t, because nothing seemed to touch them. Daniel’s Bond is very much touched by his relationships. In 2012, there’s a need to have female characters who are equal to that. Otherwise it would be totally imbalanced and no one would care about the relationships Bond has. I love the way it’s developed in that way. Those Bond Girls in the Sixties and Seventies might have been good back then but they wouldn’t be seen as very PC now. I wouldn’t go as far as to say that we’re going for a feminist take on the Bond Girl, because that has so many connotations to different people. But I would say that we are Bond Girls who are multi-faceted, intelligent and capable. In the past, the Bond Girls were all over Bond and didn’t have a life outside that relationship. That’s not the case in this film."
Daily Mirror claims seaside filming
A recent report by the Daily Mirror has said that the budget for Skyfall will be cut, resulting in more scenes from England seasides. "They are using various UK beaches. Skyfall will also rely heavily on special effects and advanced sets at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire." A 'source' from the paper states "To say some of the cast and crew are a bit gutted is an understatement. Originally six different countries were selected to film certain scenes but after several technical and financial problems, it was decided to scale back and just use Turkey as the sole foreign location. As well as Pinewood’s incredible facilities, the UK has an array of amazing, untapped resources, and some stunning beaches particularly along the south coast and parts of Wales. While Bognor is hardly the most exotic of locations, it is important for the franchise that they support British industry, and give something back. Everyone is confident this will be one of the best Bonds ever."
Has the main plot to SkyFall been revealed?
On Thursday night, a new clapperboard image was released on the official 007 Twitter page. This time, fans have noticed something. It looks like what appears to be meteorites entering the Earths atmosphere at an astronomical speed. Perhaps this is what 'SkyFall' means. It hasn't yet been confirmed but it does look promising. However, the caption given to the image was 'Graphic action', perhaps this is just the filming of the opening credits against a fake background. The swirls appear to be similar to the ones used in the opening sequence of Quantum Of Solace. Take a look at the gallery below and let us know what you think.