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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."
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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.
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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.