WARNING: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS SPOILERS
SKYFALL Photographs released
Firstly, before 007.com released the official photographs, we saw a few new pics in a French Magazine called Studio Ciné. Like the BBC, Studio Ciné journalists were invited to visit Pinewood Studios during filming and took some shots. Also in the magazine, Sam Mendes discussed the characters saying that none of the characters have been pushed to such limits. He also hinted that characters from the past are returning, suggesting that Q will not be the olny character we recognise. Jany Temine also commented on her role as costume designer and let slip that Berenice Marlohe's character is actually a 'femme fatale'. (A femme fatale is an attractive and seductive woman, one who will ultimately bring disaster to a man who becomes involved with her.)
As well as the magazine, 007.com released a whole set of photographs on their FaceBook page. These can be seen in the gallery below.
James Bond visits Japan in SKYFALL
According to a recent report by MovieFone, SKYFALL takes Bond to an old Japanese island which has been recreated at Pinewood Studios. "The abandoned Japanese city, complete with tattered statue of a forgotten hero -- which looks like it weighs a ton… misleadingly."
Ola Rapace on set
As one of the official SKYFALL images revealed, Ola Rapace was on set in Turkey. He told the press that one of his scenes was a motor bike stunt from a bridge onto a moving train. This information was leaked early in the production when the crew were still scouting for locations. He also revealed that his character is actually called Patrice and that when it came to casting Rapace, production executives wanted to hire a stunt professional as the character's role includes high-action. Sam Mendes insisted on casting Rapace. "The tried out a huge number of stuntmen. I was incredibly flattered and happy that he wanted me to do it. Sometimes I feel this world is ridiculously big," Ola says. "But I am enjoying every second. The job isn't much different due to the fact that there is so much more money involved."
According to the paper, it is Patrice whom Bond will fight in the pre-title sequence.
Daniel Craig interview on set
MTV caught up with Daniel Craig on set at Pinewood Studios and asked him about the feel of SKYFALL.
"I sat down with Sam Mendes two years ago, three years ago — now it's getting on four — and we discussed what we wanted to do and how we wanted to do it, and he's one of the biggest Bond fans around," said Craig, who's taking on the 007 role for the third time. He's not out to do an angst-ridden movie, some chamber piece about people's emotions," Craig continued. "It's a Bond movie. But we both agreed that if he cast the film, which he did really well, and we brought in older characters and new characters, that we'd have something really rich and sort of exciting to watch."