New blog posts every week with the latest information on SkyFall.
Editors start on opening credits
Charlotte Edwards, a British Model, tweeted that her and her friend Natasha had started work as silhouetted girls in the SKYFALL title sequence. There has currently been no news yet stating that Daniel Kleinman will be working on the title sequence, nor is there any more info on who will be singing the title song.
"Adele would be perfect for SKYFALL" says Chris Cornell
Chris Cornell who performed the title song "You Know My Name" for Casino Royale in 2006 mentioned the SKYFALL title song on MTV last week.
"Adele would be the perfect choice, I can't think of a better one, she's phenomenal and it's nice, in a day and age where so many vocals are fixed by computers, that the biggest album of last year was somebody who sings for real. I would hate to see music become more mechanistic and less human, so her success has been great."
New blog posts every week with the latest information on SkyFall.
WARNING: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS SPOILERS
London Chase Scene continued
SKYFALL is well underway as we draw a close to the scenes shot in London. The team will be focussing on scenes in Turkey from now on. As reported in February, Daniel Craig was seen running through the streets of London chasing after the main villain, who's name we can confirm as SILVA. This time, both Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem were on set along with hundreds of extras.
Whitehall was closed off during filming. Northumberland Avenue had fake sign posts above a disused exit of Charing Cross station so that it appeared to be 'Embankment station'. Silva (Javier Bardem) exited Whitehall via the side and quietly escaped disguised as a metropolitan police officer. We believe that he caused the chaos in the streets. With this disguise, it could be the twist that is said to appear in the film.
A video below shows Daniel Craig's stunt double in action while Daniel
Craig continues to chase the villain down. Rememberance poppies are also seen on vehicles, which could mean that this film is set when the film is released (in October/November)
The crew were said to be moving out to Turkey last Wednesday, but there has currently been no reports of them arriving yet.
The true meaning of SKYFALL
Last month, the crew were in Scotland where they filmed a chase sequence with Daniel Craig and Judi Dench in the famous Aston Martin DB5. The crew have reconstructed an old Scottish estate which is going to be blown up in the film. This building will be called 'SKYFALL Lodge' and is supposed to be the home of James Bond, where he grew up. James Bond takes M there after they flee London and he talks of his childhood, before being attacked by Silva.
Similarities between SKYFALL and other Bond films
We decided to take a moment and think of where the writers of SKYFALL got their ideas from.
- Silva's desguide resembles Kananga's Mr Big desguise in Live & Let Die
- There is a lot of action on trains. From Russia With Love's main fight sequence was completely based on a train, and the battle between Tee Hee and Bond in Live & Let Die were also set on a train.
- Istanbul was a filming location used in From Russia With Love and The World Is Not Enough
- The Whitehall pillars which are used in SKYFALL relates to the hall of pillars in From Russia With Love, where Krilencu is killed.
- The MI6 Head Quarters blowing up resembles the explosion in The World Is Not Enough pre-title sequence
- The character of M plays a larger role in the film, like in The World Is Not Enough
As you can see, quite a lot of the inspiration comes from Live & Let Die and From Russia With Love. It makes sense because Live & Let Die is Sam Mendes' favorite Bond film and From Russia With Love is Daniel Craigs favorite.
Poll for SKYFALL theme
An unnofficial poll was started on IGN last week about popular artists to sing the new song for SKYFALL. Musicians from U2, Florence + the Machine, Rihanna, Guns N Roses, Beyonce, Lana Del Rey, Take That, Plan B and Noel Callagher. The Foo Fighters came third after Muse beat them in second. Of course, Adele is currently in the lead.
Actor joins as SKYFALL's Evil Henchman
Hopefully, we will get a good iconic henchman (like Jaws or Oddjob). Luckily, a new actor confirmed his involvement in the series last week. Swedish actor Jens Hultén will be playing henchman to Javier Bardem's SILVA. He said that he had already been shooting scenes for the film, which we presume took place at Pinewod Studios. "It's obviously a great honor to participate in "Skyfall". Bond movies are huge productions with some of the greatest talents both in front and behind the camera as it is fantastic to be part of."
James Bond's ancestory
As the crew prepare the new building in SKYFALL, several grave-stones were made for the chapel named SKYFALL-Lodge. James Bond's mother (Monique Delacroix) and father (Andrew Bond) will be amongst these head-stones; as well as Robert Bond, Celia Bond, Valentine Bond and Kathleen Bond. On Monique Delacroix's stone the latin phraze "Mors Ultima Linea Rerum Est" is engraved; which means "Death is Everything's Final Limit".
James Bond's family was briefly mentioned in Goldeneye (1995), but the films haven't gone into as much depth as SKYFALL.
New blog posts every week with the latest information on Bond 23.
Bond 23 Title hint
A recent interview with Daniel Craig has proved that an actual title for the new film has been considered.
Anrea Mineo from CNN posted a tweet on her Twitter account, "I think I'm interviewing Daniel Craig shortly. Bond baby." Later on, she made another post saying "So Daniel Craig just told me they are starting the next James Bond film and it's got a title but he wouldn't tell me it."
Bond 23, as its inevitably known, is scheduled to begin filming in Pinewood Studios this November ready for its release on 26th Octobert 2012 in the UK.
John Logan hints about returning iconic character
At a BAFTA event, screenwriter John Logan hinted that an iconic character may be returning. A member of the audience reminded Logan of something he said years ago. He said "Bond should always fight Blofeld'. He replied by repeating the phrase after letting of a little smirk. However, the posibility of Blofeld returning to the series is quite bleak, as the previous fimls have been based around a QUANTUM organisation. It is more likely that James Bond will go after the QUANTUM organisation before engaging in SPECTRE. If you didn't already know, both Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace are set before the rest of the Bond films, bringing Bond back to basics and giving audiences the chance to see how Bond has changed into the Bond we all know and love. The SPECTRE organisation was first introduced in Dr No and James Bond had never heard of it before.
Because of this, it has left us wondering if John Logan meant someone else. Perhaps his quote from ten years ago was just to wet our appetites. Here are some iconic characters we think could return:
Q - The quartermaster of MI6, who hasn't been present in the previous two films. A lot of fans have been dissapoined with the fact that he has been considered 'not-required'.
Miss Moneypenny - Another character who has not appeared in the latest two films. Although suspicion has risen that Naomi Harris will play this role
Jaws - The guy with the expensive teeth. He has only been present in two films (and several video games)
Paris Carver - In Tomorrow Never Dies 1997, a relationship between James Bond and Paris Carver had blossomed before the film. Could she be returning?
Valentin Zukovski - James Bond hints in GoldenEye 1995 that he was the one who 'gave him the limp', suggesting that he has had an encounter with him before which hasn't been present in the current films.
Other characters could include Tanner or Robinson
Bond 23 to begin production next week
At the premiere of George Clooney's new film The Ides of March, Daniel Craig was asked about his third outing as James Bond
"Craig told me he starts the next James Bond movie next week, which means a lot of working out. Daniel did not know whether the deal was done for Adele to sing the main theme"
Filming at Pinewood Studios is still expected to begin in November. This means that they could be working on another scene in an unidentified location. It also confirms that the rumours of Adele singing a theme song is true, but we still don't know if it is for Bond 23.