Whilst 007 actor Daniel Craig apparently never set foot in China, the second unit were hard at work shooing a chase sequence amongst the neons of Shanghai. Listen to Assistant Director and the Second Unit director discuss location scouting, second unit shooting and globe trotting for 007 in the new video from 007.com
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007.com released two videoblogs today. The first has Berenice Marlohe, the french beauty playing Severine, discussing her role.
The second is action girl, Naomie Harris, who is playing Field Agent Eve. The character is set to see a lot of action and as Harris reiterates this in the video there is a behind the scenes look at the new Bond girl’s weapon training.
The most interesting thing, from our perspective, was a look at Severine on set. She is seen descending an escalator with two heavies behind her. Most of the people in the scene are Asian, and so we predict that she will have heavy involvement in the Shanghai sequences, shot mostly at Pinewood but with some outdoor action captured by the second unit. It also appears that more is going on in this scene that first meets the eye. Observant viewers note that Severine is passing information to a colleague going up the elevator.
Further developments are happening on what has come to be called, at least in our office, Skyfall Common.
The photos (after the jump) should give everyone an indication of why they simply could not film the scenes on the real location in Scotland.
Click through for some juicy spoilers pertaining to the Skyfall climax.
Bond 23 crew are filming on a replica Scottish lodge, scenes that obviously cannot be recreated at the real location.
Large military looking helicopters have been requisitioned for a scene and twitter user David Ogilby was on location with a camera.
Click through for a selection of snaps from the filming.
Javier Bardem was spotted filming an action sequence alongside Daniel Craig in London earlier in the week.
His ‘look’ for the film has been a guarded secret, but now it appears he has donned a wig or dyed his hair blonde for part or all of the picture.
Previously, the name of the character, to date a closely guarded secret of Skyfall, was leaked.
One reader contacted Bond23.net recently to report that further London location shooting was taking place on the Mall, in central London.
Filming took place on 25th February in the late afternoon – our source was informed that the cast and crew were not showing up until after midday but the crew were already on location, preparing M’s Jaguar for shooting.
We understand that the scene involved Rory Kinnear, Judi Dench and 007 star Daniel Craig.
Some pictures after the jump:
James Bond 23 crew were back in London this week to shoot an action sequence in Whitehall and in Tower Hill.
The Skyfall team, including current James Bond star Daniel Craig were involved in shooting an intricate foot chase in the capital.
As a twitter pic from @007 revealed, this is sequence 131, that will take place after the underground station scenes filmed earlier in the production schedule.
It is mere scenes away from 134, a night shoot involving the Aston Martin DB5.
More London shooting is planned for February 4th, in and around Vauxhall bridge, near the official SIS building that has long doubled as MI6, Bond’s head office.
Before the official twitter of Bond, @007, could post a tasty teaser of the sequence, local reporters were already on the scene. The official twitter pic teaser can be seen below.
Based on the other scene numbers released so far, this sequence appears early in the film, shortly before (presumed Shanghai) nightclub scenes and the grungy office setup that was captured on Day 10.
The funeral scene features eight coffins draped in the Union Jack.
The last time 007 headed to Greenwich was during the filming of the high-action pre titles sequence for The World Is Not Enough.
The cast and crew were spotted in London once more – in two separate locations.
HeyYouGuys stumbled across a large setup with film lighting and screens to mask the windows of 10 Trinity Square, a high class apartment building constructed in the nineteenth century.
The first clue it was 007 came when the tell-tale sign appeared on the lap posts around the square:
More pictures after the jump!