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Daniel Craig: 'Skyfall' Set in Istanbul

Daniel Craig: 'Skyfall' Set in Istanbul

Daniel Craig heads to set of the latest James Bond film, Skyfall, on Sunday (May 6) in Istanbul, Turkey.

Director Sam Mendes is “not out to do an angst-ridden movie, some chamber piece about people’s emotions,” the 44-year-old British actor told MTV News last month.

“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,” Daniel added.

Last week, Daniel‘s wife, Rachel Weisz, paid him a visit while he took a break from filming scenes.

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    LOVE TURKEY!! LOVE. Istanbul!! Great country. Great food, great places to visit and AMAZING people.

  • My babe

    Can’t wait to see a poster or trailer!!

  • Elle

    Thanks, Jared. Though Daniel already flew to Adana… :D

  • Noisettes

    They want to show Turkey as an Arabic country but it’s totally not. They go to traditional places where they shoot the movies. İstanbul is very modern city as well.

  • Alice

    Can’t wait to see these movies this year.
    The Dark Knight Rises, Skyfall, The Hobbit!!!

  • Esra

    @Noisettes: Istanbul is currently one of the best sightseeing cities in the world. That kept Istanbul from a wave of modernization, thereby having protected the old townscape with numerous old temples and shrines. I heard James Bond team was stopping shoot while call an adhān. Thanks for respect for deeply ingrained in our culture/faith.

  • Esra

    Istanbul is an interesting city that’s a mix of the old and the new. And it’s a historical region that was a center for trade between the East and the West. I’m glad they got back to Turkey since From Russia With Love!

  • Turkey Bond

    I’d never think Daniel ends up in Turkey.

  • Elle

    I know Istanbul is called a mosaic city. The city’s mosaic culture results in great diversity in the arts. The mosque called Blue Mosque, and Hagia Sophiā and the old city, were traditional enough for me!!

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  • Esra

    @Elle: Do you know my uncle was the Muslim official of a mosque who summons the faithful to prayer from a minaret five times a day? ;)

  • Mike

    @Turkey Bond:
    Everything is on schedule. They come back to the Pinewood, then they will wrap up the film by the end of May or early June.

  • Mendel

    Dan looks gorgeous!!! And such good weather… *sigh*

    (Hi Guinness and Fio! :)

  • susan

    To Esra

    actually, you’re wrong here. The World is Not Enough filmed at the Anatolian Shore, Bosphorus Strait, Turkey as well. and that was in 1999.

  • Fio

    James Bond Adana’da
    (Google Translation)
    007 James Bond series was the last movie again Skyfall’in shooting in Adana. Attended by the film leading actor Daniel Craig once again shooting the bridge was closed to traffic due November Giilek.

    To capture 10 seconds of the film production team came to the bridge early in the morning Giilek saatlerğinde November. Followed by a 10-second motorcycle scene was shot to shoot for hours. Daniel Craig plays James Bond character dublörüne made ​​up for the motorcycle before the action was filmed. Gelerk shots side by side before the stunt double for a while and chatted with Craig.

    Hyperlink in the morning to go to work from home when they showed the reaction of citizens who closed to traffic. Being overwhelmed by a long queue of vehicles, citizens criticized bilgilendirilmemsini my people. Some citizens of the contribution of the film not so much as alleged argued that the introduction of Adana.

  • Fio
  • Fio

    (VIDEO) James Bond Adana’da Haberi

    Hi, Mendel
    “And such good weather… *sigh*”
    When you get up tomorrow morning, the sun will be shining and the birds will be singing! :)

  • Mendel

    Hi Fio

    “When you get up tomorrow morning, the sun will be shining and the birds will be singing! :)”

    It did! Well, until tonight…now it’s raining…

    Thanks for the great finds!

  • Daniel is Hot

    Hi Fio, thanks so much for all the pictures and articles. Can’t wait to see this movie. Don’t you just love the pictures of Daniel and Rachel, they look so happy and in love. Hi Mendel, so are you have rainly weather? Join the club.

  • Fio

    Interview with Tonia Sotiropoulou
    (Google Translation)
    Tonia Sotiropoulou: “I expected that it will take the role of the girl’s James Bond»!

    For the life of London, next to the role of Daniel Craig in the movie «James Bond», but whether he thinks back to Greece, spoke to Tonia Sotiropoulou.

    The Greek beauty to be discussed alongside the «James Bond» November, where he plays his girlfriend, talked with the best words for the acquaintance with Daniel Craig:

    «Daniel Craig is excellent. It’s adorable. From the nicest persons I have ever met. Not only externally. It’s too good! Low key. Just worked and met. It was a very nice experience. ”

    The last three years, lives permanently in London, where he chases his dream of becoming an actress. How he managed to get the role?

    “I’ve agent, I spend each week audition, some seated, some not, and I was very lucky that I got this role.”

    He continues, sending its own message:

    “I expected to get the job. If you do not aim that this thing will do, and if you’re insecure, you decrease the chances to conquer your dream. I just enjoyed it. ”

    But what made her nafisei Greece and London to settle?

    “I went not knowing what will happen. I wanted to go abroad to stay, I change my mind, to meet different people, and I decided to stay. London is my home. And Athens is the same, but my base is there. ”

    As for whether he thinks back to Greece? No reason!

    “My life belongs to London. This is the real me. It will not change it to something I had before. There snomparo Greece. I love Greece. Just think it works better there as man and actor! ”

  • Fio
  • Fio

    Daniel exposed himself to danger!!!!! presumably, he missed the train… :)

    Skyfall007Fan: 1min 48sec #video of #danielcraig performing #Skyfall train stunt in Adana, Turkey hits the web #jamesbond

  • Fio

    Hi, Mendel
    Hopefully Guinness will be spying into Clooney’s house!
    Hi, DiH
    I love Rachel is looking on at Daniel with her impish smile while he has these bashful mannerisms that are really cute :)

  • Elle

    @Fio. Thanks for the vid. It looks awesome, but eeeeeeeeeek! Dan looks self-possessed in any danger. Let’s hope everything goes smoothly!!




  • Mendel

    to DiH

    “Hi Mendel, so are you have rainly weather? Join the club.”

    Awful! It rained all day again, and never really brightened up.

    to Fio

    thanks for all the links – the video is class! It’s so funny watching the ‘two Bonds’ (Dan and his stunt double) interact.

    “Daniel exposed himself to danger!!!!! presumably, he missed the train… :)”

    Hahaha, if this had been in London, one might have thought he couldn’t afford the high ticket prices and wanted a cheap ride (did I say ‘ride’??? ;)

    “Hopefully Guinness will be spying into Clooney’s house!”

    LOL! That was the first thing I thought when I heard about the fundraiser – I so hope she gets in!!!

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