EMPIRE Magazine covers for SKYFALL
The EMPIRE Magazine is releasing TWO SKYFALL covers for their magazine this month. One of which shows Daniel Craig as James Bond holding his Walther PPK in a pose that looks similar to Connery's. The second cover shows Daniel Craig as James Bond wearing a pinstripe suit with the caption 'Bond. Back In Business'. The magazine is said to take a look back at films including 1995's Goldeneye, 1973's Live & Let Die and 1969's On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
Michael G Wilson, one of the two producers of the James Bond films, held a press conference last week to end a few rumours that have been going around since they started filming in Turkey.
"We have previously shot in cultural places in many countries. We pay great attention to not cause any damage to such places, even before we came here we filmed at the National Gallery in London, and in all of the places, we've always come away with a good feeling and all of the people seemed to be happy to welcome us back. So, hopefully, we can maintain that feeling here in Istanbul and across Turkey,"
He commented on the motorcycle stunt that took place a few weeks ago which appeared to have shattered a window and damaged a building. "If you go back a week or two after we leave you'll find there is no building there at all. We built that entire building, but I have to say, I was up there today and I was convinced it was part of the site - but it was actually our own construction. Similarly, when you go back and look at the window that the motorcycle came through in the Grand Bazaar, you'll see that it's actually a very tall opening and we've made it smaller and put in a window - it's our own window [that was damaged during filming]. It's all part of us being illusionists. This is what the art of cinema is."
He also said that some of the stunts haven't been very successful, and that a stunt man doubling for a villain did brake a shop window, but the crew have offered to pay for the damage but the owner hasn't accepted yet. Speculation has started about the crew damaging roof tiles on buildings as the motorcycles drive over them. Wilson said that the motorcycles are driving on platforms which cover the roof and all the real tiles were removed and replaced with prop tiles.
One of the more rediculous rumours were put to rest too. Turkish newspapers were reporting that the SKYFALL filming was a cover-up to transport weapons to Syria. Michael Wilson said “If someone takes this claim seriously, the safety of the film team will be in danger. I want to underline it. This is extremely dangerous and false news. I advise the person who made this news to quit journalism and make a film in Hollywood, because he has a very good imagination.”
“The reason why the film is being made in Turkey rather than any other country is that the natural environments here have not been used in any other big project before, as well as the promises given by relevant ministries.”
Principal cast have arrived in Turkey
Daniel Craig and Naomi Harris have arrived in Istanbul. Other cast are said to have arrived. Daniel Craig is said to be filming for 3 weeks whereas other cast members will be 5 weeks. Since then filming has started on a beach in Fethiye, where there was a team of over 1,000 people. The filming started here on 26th April and is said to have finished on 28th April.
SKYFALL trailer has been revealed in Las Vegas
Sony Pictures were reported to have shown attendants to the CinemaCon2012 event in Las Vegas last week. The trailer is said to be publically released on 25th May to tie in with the release of Men In Black III. Various parts of the trailer were leaked from some of the people who attended the event. According to the report by MI6-HQ, the following elements are to be shown in the trailer:
- The trailer opens with an evaluation of Bond in the form of a word association game. Dialogue is heard over establishing shots of London such as “Country”/“England”, “Gun”/“Shot”, “Agent”/“Provocateur”, “Murder”...“Employment”.
- - The interrogation room is revealed to include M and Mallory (Ralph Fiennes) behind glass as Bond speaks. The last word is "Skyfall........ Skyfall", to which Bond replies, "Done" and walks up to the glass.
- - A montage of fast cuts then follows giving glimpses at major action scenes filmed so far including the chase in London and falling from a height in to water.
- - Bond is seen outside the Macao casino.
- - The action wraps with a shot of the London underground train stunt.
- - Over shots of coffins draped in Union Jack flags, Bond concludes the trailer by saying, “Some men are coming to kill us. We’ve got to kill them first.”