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A new 10 minute “Skyfall” making of for Bond Day

Better than the content of some DVDs, in our opinion, this 10 minute documentary talks to all the key players and gives a tantalising look at Bond 23, aka Skyfall.

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MI6 Confidential issue #17 – exclusive interview with the “Skyfall” action unit

MI6 Confidential, the full-colour magazine celebrating the world of James Bond 007, returns with its seventeenth issue.

The Bond world is buzzing. With just a few weeks to go before Skyfall hits cinemas, we’ve seen the launch of film’s promotional campaign, the opening of the most exhaustive exhibition of 007 design, and Activision continually tease fans with a new look at their upcoming videogame, ‘007 Legends’.

We cover all of the above in this issue, but the highlight must be the time we spent with stunt coordinator, Gary Powell, who spoke exclusively to MI6 Confidential about the Skyfall pre-titles sequence. Finally, we have just enough time to celebrate the French Bond girls of the franchise, as Bérénice Marlohe joins their ranks this year.

Featured in this issue:

  • Skyfall Action – Exclusive interview with stunt coordinator Gary Powell
  • Entente Cordiale – Bérénice Marlohe joins a long list of French Bond Girls
  • All About Eve – Naomie Harris plays an MI6 field agent in Skyfall
  • 007 Legends – Activision lift the lid on their ambitious new videogame
  • 50 Years Of Bond Style At The Barbican – Take a tour of the new exhibition
  • Inside The EON Archive – Exclusive interview with Archive Director Meg Simmonds
  • Sunspel In 007 Heaven – Recreating James Bond’s iconic shorts
  • The Bond Connection – Ex-Special Ops agent Aaron Cohen reveals Haywire’s secrets

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New video blog from focuses on London

Sam Mendes and Daniel Craig both open up about their experience and inspiration for keeping Bond at home for much of 007′s 23rd adventure, Skyfall. Watch the video diary posted by

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New photos from the pre credit sequence of “Skyfall”

MI6 has the scoop on the new bikes to feature in Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond adventure. Plus, pictures from the location shoot in Istanbul.

Below Patrice, played by Ola Rapace is pursued by James Bond in Istanbul.

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“Skyfall” bikes to go on display at Bond In Motion event in the UK

The two bikes used in the high-octane pre-titles sequence of Skyfall (that sees Bond chase the Villain through a Turkish market and eventually onto a speeding train) are going to go on display in the south of England for a few months between July and December 2012.

The vehicles will be on display from next week.

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Daniel Craig filming “Skyfall” train chase in Adana

Although the James Bond’s second unit has been on location months in advance, 007 star Daniel Craig is now back in Adana with co-stars shooting close ups onboard the train for the pre-titles sequence.

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High octane action in the Istanbul Market (video)

The world’s media were given a glimpse of the filming of the pre-titles sequence late last month as the first unit for Skyfall joined their second unit colleagues to shoot a destructive sequence in the famed Istanbul Bizarre.

Splash TV were on location to cover the shoot and a new video reveals Ben Collins (famed for being UK Top Gear’s Stig) driving the Land Rover with Bond and Eve inside.

Watch the video over at

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Istanbul market photos captured for “Skyfall”

Last week the production of the 23rd James Bond film, Skyfall, centered on Istanbul, where the pre-titles sequence is set.

Some great behind the photos were captured by the world’s media.

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“Skyfall” filming photos from Istanbul

The second unit are working hard on the pre-titles sequence, an action sequence that takes place in the heart of Istanbul and involves James Bond, Eve and an Audi.

Some of the action was caught on camera by observers over at Turkish website,

We understand that Daniel Craig joined the crew on location recently – however he is not to be seen in these photos. A double stands in for the Bond star as the action takes place.

Click through for some photos of the location filming.

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Behind the scenes video from shows the second unit in Shanghai

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

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