Sam Mendes' 'Skyfall' Shooting in Istanbul, Bond Cast & Crew Arrive

April 29, 2012
Source: 007

Skyfall in Turkey

Bond's back in Turkey! This is the third time in the history of the James Bond series that 007 has gone to Istanbul. Back in 1963, From Russia with Love was shot and took place in Istanbul, and 1999's The World Is Not Enough was also partially set in the city. Now they are back again, as 007.com and Sony's marketing machine has announced that shooting is starting, launching with a big press conference held at the beautiful Ciragan Palace Kempinski hotel in Istanbul. They posted a short highlight reel from the event, with director Sam Mendes, stars Daniel Craig, Bérénice Marlohe and Naomie Harris all talking about shooting in the city.

So far we know that Skyfall has been shooting in London, at the world famous Pinewood Studios in the UK, in Shanghai, China (as seen in this video blog), and now Turkey and Istanbul, too. It's definitely going to be another globe-spanning Bond adventure. From what director Sam Mendes and Daniel Craig, as well as producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, said during the press event, it sounds like they're really getting back to the roots of Bond, getting back to the Ian Fleming character that we all know and love, and putting together an impressive Bond film that I'm already anxious to see. Stay tuned for more on Bond!

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Bourne Beat The Bond

Ehsan Davodi on Apr 29, 2012


Where is the Trailer? Give us a teaser at least! The movies is almost 6 months away

Cafe Solo on Apr 29, 2012


Yea! The teaser we saw at CinemaCon last week will likely be out with Sony's Men in Black 3 on May 25th, if not sooner, with The Avengers. We'll let you know as soon as it's available!

Alex Billington on Apr 29, 2012


I love chase & action sequences that happened In the crowed. I really really enjoy from morocco chase action sequence in middle of Bourne Ultimatum, If this time in Bond they make subtle chase/action in middle of istanbul I will be very very very pleased, but still think: Bourne Beat The Bond

Ehsan Davodi on Apr 30, 2012


Bond it's at his 50 years now. We'll talk abour Bourne in 40 years from now, OK?

JM on Apr 30, 2012

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