SKYFALL'S CAST AND FILMMAKERS
LOCATION IN ISTANBUL
-- Production in Istanbul Marks the 3rd Time in the
50-Year History of the James Bond Franchise That the City Has Served As a
April 29, 2012) -- Daniel Craig and cast and filmmakers of SKYFALL, the 23rd adventure in the
longest-running film franchise of all time, have arrived in Istanbul,
Turkey. Their arrival marks
the third time a James Bond adventure has filmed in the historic city.
Previously, Istanbul served as a backdrop for scenes in FROM
RUSSIA WITH LOVE and THE
WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH. SKYFALL locations in Turkey include Adana,
Fethiye and Istanbul. At a photo call and press conference today to
mark the occasion were producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli,
director Sam Mendes, and cast members Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe,
and Ola Rapace.
Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her.
As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the
threat, no matter how personal the cost.
from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios,
and Sony Pictures Entertainment. 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of
the legendary motion picture franchise.
Albert R. Broccoli’s EON
Productions presents Daniel Craig as Ian Fleming’s James Bond in
SKYFALL. The film also stars Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie
Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Ben Whishaw, with Albert Finney and Judi Dench
as ‘M.’ Directed by Sam Mendes. Produced by Michael G.
Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. Written by Neal Purvis & Robert
Wade and John Logan. Director of Photography is Roger Deakins, ASC
BSC. Production Designer is Dennis Gassner. Editor is Stuart
Baird, A. C. E. Costume Designer is Jany Temime.
The film will begin its worldwide roll-out in the UK and Ireland on October 26th 2012 and
in North America on November 9th 2012.
For local release date, consult your local distributor.
fans can learn more about SKYFALL at the James Bond
franchise Facebook page at www.facebook.com/JamesBond007.
Notes: Photographs/Skyfall - Istanbul photo call, press
conference and FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE images are available for download in
the U.S. at www.sonypicturespublicity.com.
For all other International locations, please contact your local
Productions Limited and Danjaq LLC are wholly owned and controlled by the
Broccoli/Wilson family. Danjaq is the US based company that
co-owns, with MGM, the copyright in the existing James Bond films and
controls the right to produce future James Bond films as well as all
worldwide merchandising. EON Productions, an affiliate of
Danjaq, is the UK based production company which makes the James Bond
films. The 007 franchise is the longest running in film
history with twenty-two films produced since 1962. Michael G Wilson
and Barbara Broccoli succeeded Albert R ‘Cubby’ Broccoli and have
produced some of the most successful Bond films ever including CASINO
ROYALE and QUANTUM OF SOLACE. They are currently producing the 23rd film,
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.
Studios Inc. is actively engaged in the worldwide production and
distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home video,
interactive media, music, and licensed merchandise. The company owns the
world’s largest library of modern films, comprising around 4,100 titles.
Operating units include Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.,
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc., United Artists Films Inc., MGM
Television Entertainment Inc., MGM Networks Inc., MGM Distribution Co.,
MGM International Television Distribution Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home
Entertainment LLC, and MGM
Music. In addition, MGM has ownership interests in domestic and
international TV channels reaching over 130 countries. For more
information, visit www.mgm.com.
About Sony Pictures Entertainment
Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of
America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global
operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and
distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; home
entertainment acquisition and distribution; worldwide television networks;
digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities;
development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and
distribution of entertainment in more than 142 countries. Sony Pictures
Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypictures.com.
NOTES ABOUT PREVIOUS FILMs IN ISTANBUL
From Russia With Love,
The film was shot
on location in Istanbul in 1963 and includes lots of sweeping scenes of
the City. James Bond visits the airport, the railway station, the Grand
Bazaar, Hagia Sophia and sails down the Bosphorus.
in 1963 Ian Fleming took Dana Broccoli sightseeing on a boat on the
Bosphorus. Ian Fleming had a great knowledge of the city as he had
been on an assignment as a journalist the year before. He based the
character Kerim Bey on his friend, Oxford-educated, Nazim Kalkaren.
Broccoli’s autobiography (The Man Who Brought James Bond 007 to the
Screen), he says that in Istanbul, Ian was in his element. “He loved the
sounds, the spicy smells, the bazaars, the street merchants and the belly
The crew were
shooting in Turkey for 22 days 22nd April
- 13th May
the 29th and
30th April the
crew were shooting the exterior of a narrow alley and outside the Sehzade
Mosque, at night
Turkish locations include halkali region in Istanbul, kabatas ferry,
pendik (Istanbul province), Adriatic Coast
Cubby’s autobiography he writes that From
Russia With Love gave him the opportunity to shoot in one of
the world's most exotic places, Istanbul
The World is Not Enough, 1999
crew were shooting in Istanbul for 8 days and locations included the Galata
Tower, Karakoy Customs Port, Kasimpasa / Kasimpasa Ferry Terminal,
apartment and embankment by Kiz Kulesi, Vogue Restaurant, Scaffold Tower
(by Salacak Fisherman’s Harbour), Kucuksu Kasri (Electra’s Villa),
Maiden’s Tower, shots of the Istanbul rooftops
M was held
captive in the Maiden’s Tower
Bond has returned to shoot at Eminonu Spice Market for SKYFALL