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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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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.