WARNING: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS SPOILERS
Filming in London?
Just when we thought filming had ended in London, Daniel Craig, Judi Dench and Javier Bardem were spotted near Whitehall. Whitehall Court, Whitehall Place and Horse Guards Avenue were call closed for the shooting. Javier Bardem was spotted in a police car driving past onlookers. It should also be reported that Helen McCrory who plays Clair Dowar has finished all of her scenes. She also talked about how she was approached for the role; Sam Mendes told her to keep her schedule free in February.
Sun News Paper ruins SKYFALL twist
Ever since the story was first written, Bond fans were told to expect an interesting twist. SKYFALL has, so far, been the most discussed and most secretive Bond film in the history of the franchise. Bond fans have been given little, if any, details about the plot. An unknown member of the crew let slip of the twist and The Sun Newspaper quickly got hold of it. A word of warning, if you don't want to know how SKYFALL ends, DO NOT click this link. (Trust me, us at 007Bond wish we never found out)
Latest clapperboard reveals underwater sequence
Yes, another reference to From Russia With Love. The latest SKYFALL clapperboard posted on their FaceBook page reveals that they are filming underwater. Pillars are visible in the background. We assume that this represents the underground lair of Kerim Bey in From Russia With Love. If this is true, then this sequence is probably filmed at Pinewood Studios as a double for Istanbul.
Third Bond Girl
Bond girls always seem to come in three's (Natalia Simonova, Xenia Onnatop, Caroline and Wai Lin, Paris Carver, Professor Bergstrom). Well, this is the third Bond girl; Greek actress Tonia Sotiropoulou. She posted several positive updates on her FaceBook profile, including "Dear friends I officially announce I got a part in J. Bond new film!!! Turkey here I come! Thank u all for you love and support! This is officially the happiest day of my life bitches!!!!" and "This is the happiest day of my life so far! I feel very lucky and blessed, but basically, I am very grateful that this happened, for my family and my friends who believe in me and support trying to do. I will do the best, I am very proud because somehow it might be something that will advertise in Greece and I am happy about it."
Tonia Sotiropoulou's character is said to appear in the pre-title sequence of the film. Her character helps Bond sneak into the country (Istanbul) after Bond is assumed dead. Ring any bells? You Only Live Twice?
Release date of SKYFALL Teaser Trailer has been revealed according to The Daily Mail
The Daily Mail has reported that SKYFALL's Teaser Trailer will be released alongside Men In Black III when it hits cinemas. "Sony took delivery of the trailer for the 23rd Bond film, Skyfall, earlier in the week. It will be attached to all the prints of Men In Black III, which comes out here on May 25.
Not even Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones or Lady Gaga — stars of MIB3 — know what’s on the 007 trailer. But Sam Mendes, Skyfall’s director does (duh!)."
Javier Bardem Interview
Javier Bardem was quizzed on his time with SKYFALL so far on Spanish Television. "It's a very beautiful and fun adventure, yesterday I was on set with Albert Finney, with Judi Dench, with Daniel Craig."
"It's cool, and the coolest thing and what's most important is the material. When I got it and saw the character, immediately you forget a little that it is a James Bond film and you realise that it is a great film and that's what attracted me. I said, "man this gives you a lot of possibilities". Obviously it's a James Bond film and it has everything you expect from a Bond film."
He also discussed about his character wearing a blonde wig. "I don't know, there is also something that Sam [Mendes], the director, told me a short while and he was right: James Bond films are midway between reality and fiction. Therefore it is a very good and very fertile terrain to play the characters with a certain freedom. It has to do with a real situation and there has got to be seriousness playing it but it's more open, it gives you more air so that you can work and imagine more. And that is very fun because you're not doing absolute fiction, it's not a superhero picture, but it's not a completely down-to-earth film. It's something in the middle that's very good and very fun for an actor."