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Filming in Scotland comes to an end as SKYFALL-Lodge is blown to the ground. It has been marked as the most expensive stunt in the James Bond series. All crew and cast move to Turkey to film the rest of the film. Shooting is expected to be completed by June. Take a look at the gallery below for images of the building as it explodes.
Resurrecting an old stunt
As the SKYFALL crew prepare to film the epic stunt sequence in Turkey, MI6-HQ reported that the stunt was originally written for Goldeneye 1995 starring Pierce Brosnan. According to the report, the stunt was removed at the last minute. Presumably, this was during the scene with Bond as he chases Trevelyan on the train. Some of the images in the gallery were scanned photographs of production sketches for Goldeneye; containing spoilers.
As shooting began in Turkey, one of the stunt trains derailed and could have gone over the edge of a tall viaduct. Luckily, nobody was hurt.
Aston Martin to be blown up
As we reported a few weeks ago, the crew in Scotland were spotted with James Bond's Aston Martin DB5. Now, a recent report has said that the Aston Martin DB5 might not make it past these scenes as car shell replicas have been rigged with explosives. "Just got back from Hankley Common, security let us go very close. Spoke to one and he said the DB5 has been peeped with explosives." @RichLawes. It is said that this was done on Monday when the rest of the building is blown up.
More character name spoilers
As we reported a few weeks ago, a call sheet revealed the name of Javier Bardem's character Silva. Now there are reports that other characters were mentioned on the list too. These include Gareth Mallory (rumoured Ralph Fiennes), Kincade (rumoured Albert Finney), Patrice (rumoured Ola Rapace), Doctor Hall, Vanessa (M's Assistant). Raoul, according to the reports, is Silva's first name. Another character's name was revealed as B. This could be Ben Whishaw's character of Q, these call sheets would have been made before the information leaked about what character he was playing which suggests that it was a cover up.
Berenice Marlohe and Naomi Harris show their progress so far
A couple of days ago, French actress Berenice Marlohe and English actress Naomi Harris showed Bond fans what they have been up to since filming began in November. Naomi Harris' video contains scenes of her practising mainly gun training; shooting from different angles. It gives us an idea of how much action we can expect from the film. Harris' video didn't show us any of the scenes from the film, but Berenice Marlohe's did. In fact, a scene which nobody seemed to pick up on when they were filming in Ascot Racecourse (that doulbed for Shanghai International Airport). Marlohe was seen in character along with two body-guards passing a suitcase to someone on the opposite escalator. (Reports believe that this character is called Patrice)