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  • James SuzukiJames Suzuki New ZealandPosts: 2,400MI6 Agent
    There are a couple of locations I think would look amazing in a Bond film.

    - The Catacombs, Paris - maybe a foot chase scene leading into here
    - The salt pains in Botswana - there are lttle Islands in this, maybe a villain lair on one of them
    - Euro tunnel shuttle - maybe for a good fight scene in between the cars on the train
    - American Boardwalk park - again another setting for a good fight scene

    For which see John Gardner's Death is Forever (1992) of course.
    After seeing that dialogue and torture scene lifted from Colonel Sun, I won't be surprised if we saw a lot more things taken from Continuation Novels.
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  • broadshoulderbroadshoulder Acton, London, UKPosts: 1,363MI6 Agent
    Chriscoop wrote:
    I guess I just want him to come here :)
    Little bias.
    Nothing wrong with shaping it up a bit. I mean, a lot of Dr No is Bond in an island, using his wits.
    They could do like an Oceanic Bond Film. With Bond following a villain from the Desert outback of Australia, to a crocodile infested river in Darwin, to snow in Queenstown, and a Huge Mansion in New Zealand. Casino in Wellington? Hot pools in Roturua?
    During pre-filming of spectre. DC was down in new Zealand, he reportedly was scouting out locations and used a local gym there. He also scouted out morrocco with his friend a fellow actor mark strong, who is a brilliant actor and I think should appear in the bond franchise at some point.

    Be interesting to hear ideas he came up with..

    New Zealand is too far from anywhere though....
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,322MI6 Agent
    Matt S wrote:
    Number24 wrote:
    What about a commando raid on Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur in India? That would be something amazing the audience has nvers eeen before :007)

    mehrangarh-fort.jpg

    Wouldn't that be very similar to the raid on the Monsoon Palace, just on a larger scale?


    It might, but OP was the oposite of gritty and the women attacking that palace were hardly commandoes. Perhaps a fortress in some other part of the world would be better to escape that link to OP, but my point was that Bond locations should be exotic and unusual.
  • LoeffelholzLoeffelholz The United States, With LovePosts: 8,898Quartermasters
    My key locations for The Death Collector (if the first draft were mine to write) would be New York City and Japan B-) This would be Bond #26 ;)
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  • broadshoulderbroadshoulder Acton, London, UKPosts: 1,363MI6 Agent
    My key locations for The Death Collector (if the first draft were mine to write) would be New York City and Japan B-) This would be Bond #26 ;)

    Every other film is produced in New York City. Lets try for something different.
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  • LoeffelholzLoeffelholz The United States, With LovePosts: 8,898Quartermasters
    My key locations for The Death Collector (if the first draft were mine to write) would be New York City and Japan B-) This would be Bond #26 ;)

    Every other film is produced in New York City. Lets try for something different.

    Bond has been there...once? In 24 films thus far? I'm not sure that 'every other film' is quite accurate...but let's say that's true. Every other film made today happens in NYC. I daresay Bond can do it distinctively? I can envision things not seen there yet, particularly an action set piece I'll surely use myself (albeit retro'd to a period setting) for one of my own stories. Bond has managed to repeat himself across the globe, 8-) regardless of geographical location, and IMO it would be a shame to just concede the entire NYC metropolitan area simply because a couple of Bond's children have played there since 1973.

    However, if this thread can only be about terra incognita for Bond, and rarely seen elsewhere in cinema...I'd go to Antarctica, Norway (hello, Number 24! -{ ), the big island of Hawaii...or the moon :p
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  • broadshoulderbroadshoulder Acton, London, UKPosts: 1,363MI6 Agent
    edited January 2016
    My key locations for The Death Collector (if the first draft were mine to write) would be New York City and Japan B-) This would be Bond #26 ;)

    Every other film is produced in New York City. Lets try for something different.

    Bond has been there...once? In 24 films thus far? I'm not sure that 'every other film' is quite accurate...but let's say that's true. Every other film made today happens in NYC. I daresay Bond can do it distinctively? I can envision things not seen there yet, particularly an action set piece I'll surely use myself (albeit retro'd to a period setting) for one of my own stories. Bond has managed to repeat himself across the globe, 8-) regardless of geographical location, and IMO it would be a shame to just concede the entire NYC metropolitan area simply because a couple of Bond's children have played there since 1973.

    However, if this thread can only be about terra incognita for Bond, and rarely seen elsewhere in cinema...I'd go to Antarctica, Norway (hello, Number 24! -{ ), the big island of Hawaii...or the moon :p

    Sorr,y but pretty much every film is based there. Or Los Angeles

    Interestingly the more interesting Bondian locations are away from these metropolitan area. In New York we had the Harlem aspect? An interesting area? It showed the black aspect of New York. The white man enters a black mans world. Which was one of the features of the book. Another trip around Central Park in a horsecarriage just wouldn't work. Plenty of films have covered this already..

    More interesting are the locations used for America? Who would have thought Fort Knox, Kentucky would make such an interesting location. Also Key West and even Miami in all its guises. Also the voodoo of New Orleans...
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  • LoeffelholzLoeffelholz The United States, With LovePosts: 8,898Quartermasters
    edited January 2016
    I am familiar with the film industry, actually, and I'm aware of where things are done, but I also know that many other places are used these days for tax incentive reasons, etc. I will only repeat that there are more things to do in NYC than have been seen, particularly in Bond, and there are also specific plot reasons to shoot in such an international hub. Obviously, I wouldn't go near anywhere used in LALD, nor would I bow to such a cliché as a horse-drawn carriage. It's a big place with many things to see and do.

    Mind, I'm not giving up what I would do for NYC, but I assure you it hasn't been done in Bond, nor anywhere else for that matter, and IMO the NYC skyline (particularly the modern era one) hasn't ever been used effectively by Eon.

    So we disagree :)
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,322MI6 Agent
    My key locations for The Death Collector (if the first draft were mine to write) would be New York City and Japan B-) This would be Bond #26 ;)

    Every other film is produced in New York City. Lets try for something different.

    Bond has been there...once? In 24 films thus far? I'm not sure that 'every other film' is quite accurate...but let's say that's true. Every other film made today happens in NYC. I daresay Bond can do it distinctively? I can envision things not seen there yet, particularly an action set piece I'll surely use myself (albeit retro'd to a period setting) for one of my own stories. Bond has managed to repeat himself across the globe, 8-) regardless of geographical location, and IMO it would be a shame to just concede the entire NYC metropolitan area simply because a couple of Bond's children have played there since 1973.

    However, if this thread can only be about terra incognita for Bond, and rarely seen elsewhere in cinema...I'd go to Antarctica, Norway (hello, Number 24! -{ ), the big island of Hawaii...or the moon :p

    Hallo, Loeffelholz :) You do have a point. While I think at least one of the locations in a Bond movie should be somewhere new to the audience, there shouldn't and couldn't be a an absolute ban on more standard movie locations. but this requires top-notch writers, DoP's and directors to show the locations in a new light. I have never seen Rome or London shot quite like it was done in SPECTRE, and that made it all OK.
  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,440MI6 Agent
    I think cities such as New York, and London can be used over again as their size and diversity make that possible, also it's possible to show areas of those places that are never really seen in films, Obviously bond is located in London, but there exists an Anglo American connection which hasn't been explored in Daniel Craigs films, I would love a return of Feli Leiter, played by the excellent Jeffrey Wright of course. I also think it strange Bond hasn't been to Australia or Canada? the UK not only share a monarch but also at times military resources too.
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  • Matt SMatt S Oh Cult Voodoo ShopPosts: 6,543MI6 Agent
    I live in New York, and I have a hard time imagining what Bond could do with it that would be unique. It really seems like New York is the most popular place for films to take place, even more than Los Angeles now.

    There are great, unique cities that aren't touched much in film, like Sydney or Cape Town. And there's more to do in the countries those cities are in as well. Bond used to always take us somewhere new, and there are still new, exciting places in the world.
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  • broadshoulderbroadshoulder Acton, London, UKPosts: 1,363MI6 Agent
    Matt S wrote:
    I live in New York, and I have a hard time imagining what Bond could do with it that would be unique. It really seems like New York is the most popular place for films to take place, even more than Los Angeles now.

    There are great, unique cities that aren't touched much in film, like Sydney or Cape Town. And there's more to do in the countries those cities are in as well. Bond used to always take us somewhere new, and there are still new, exciting places in the world.

    Actually yes - Buenos Aires could be covered in a Bond film. Personally I'd like to see Cartagena in Colombia in a Bond film...
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  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,440MI6 Agent
    Matt S wrote:
    I live in New York, and I have a hard time imagining what Bond could do with it that would be unique. It really seems like New York is the most popular place for films to take place, even more than Los Angeles now.

    There are great, unique cities that aren't touched much in film, like Sydney or Cape Town. And there's more to do in the countries those cities are in as well. Bond used to always take us somewhere new, and there are still new, exciting places in the world.
    I agree to a point matt, but during a two hour film bond can take us to many different locations, it would be odd IMHO if some of them were not major cities, I think new York must be one of the most filmed in cities in the world, but still a fantastic place for bond to visit. I think the middle east must also be in the offing in the future, as how long can bond ignore the isis / jihadist issue? Or thus that too much of a political subject for a bond theme?
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  • Matt SMatt S Oh Cult Voodoo ShopPosts: 6,543MI6 Agent
    Matt S wrote:
    I live in New York, and I have a hard time imagining what Bond could do with it that would be unique. It really seems like New York is the most popular place for films to take place, even more than Los Angeles now.

    There are great, unique cities that aren't touched much in film, like Sydney or Cape Town. And there's more to do in the countries those cities are in as well. Bond used to always take us somewhere new, and there are still new, exciting places in the world.

    Actually yes - Buenos Aires could be covered in a Bond film. Personally I'd like to see Cartagena in Colombia in a Bond film...

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  • broadshoulderbroadshoulder Acton, London, UKPosts: 1,363MI6 Agent
    Chriscoop wrote:
    Matt S wrote:
    I live in New York, and I have a hard time imagining what Bond could do with it that would be unique. It really seems like New York is the most popular place for films to take place, even more than Los Angeles now.

    There are great, unique cities that aren't touched much in film, like Sydney or Cape Town. And there's more to do in the countries those cities are in as well. Bond used to always take us somewhere new, and there are still new, exciting places in the world.
    I agree to a point matt, but during a two hour film bond can take us to many different locations, it would be odd IMHO if some of them were not major cities, I think new York must be one of the most filmed in cities in the world, but still a fantastic place for bond to visit. I think the middle east must also be in the offing in the future, as how long can bond ignore the isis / jihadist issue? Or thus that too much of a political subject for a bond theme?

    But it appears in most Hollywood films?

    And to be honest Jordan and Egypt are probably non-goers due to whats going on over there. So probably is Turkey...
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  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,440MI6 Agent
    There are still plenty of middle eastern or even middle eastern esque places, I'm not suggesting bond sticks to the old places as a big appeal for me is the changing locations and new places, I'm just of the opinion that it would be odd given the nature of bonds trade not to include these cities.
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,322MI6 Agent
    After the many of the restrictions on Iran has been lifted, many posibilities open up. Here is the Arg-e Bam fortress:

    arg-e-bam.jpg
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,704MI6 Agent
    I think Norway deserves a chance. :) -{
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  • Matt SMatt S Oh Cult Voodoo ShopPosts: 6,543MI6 Agent
    Number24 wrote:
    After the many of the restrictions on Iran has been lifted, many posibilities open up. Here is the Arg-e Bam fortress:

    arg-e-bam.jpg

    That's sadly not what it looks like now.
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  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,440MI6 Agent
    I think arg e bam is being restored, and was meant to be finished in the next few years. The time it takes Eon to make a bond film it will look as good as new.
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  • Golrush007Golrush007 South AfricaPosts: 3,122Quartermasters
    Matt S wrote:
    I live in New York, and I have a hard time imagining what Bond could do with it that would be unique. It really seems like New York is the most popular place for films to take place, even more than Los Angeles now.

    There are great, unique cities that aren't touched much in film, like Sydney or Cape Town. And there's more to do in the countries those cities are in as well. Bond used to always take us somewhere new, and there are still new, exciting places in the world.

    As a Cape Town resident I have been hoping for some time that Bond would come here. The TV news segment in Spectre was fun, it got a huge laugh in the packed Cape Town IMAX screening when I saw the film.

    Hopefully Bond 25 will see 007 himself make the trip to SA.
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,322MI6 Agent
    Chriscoop wrote:
    I think arg e bam is being restored, and was meant to be finished in the next few years. The time it takes Eon to make a bond film it will look as good as new.

    Yes, by 2020 Arg-e Bam will have flat screen TV's and jacuzi's :D
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,322MI6 Agent
    China has a lot to offer :007)

    Imagine a speedboat- or swamp boat chase in the Xiapu Mudflats in Fujian:

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    Fenghuang in Hunan looks fantastic:
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    Perhaps a swamp boat/motorcross bike chase in Yunhe Rice Terrace, Zhejiang?
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  • Matt SMatt S Oh Cult Voodoo ShopPosts: 6,543MI6 Agent
    China does have a lot to offer, but "China" was just featured in Skyfall.
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,322MI6 Agent
    China is very large and is far more varied than northern Italy where Craig has been a lot lately. Why can't China feature in Bond25 when the Alp region, Turkey and northern Italy has featured more than once in Craig's movies?

    A diving scene in Underwater City in Shicheng would be stunning:
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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    " China is very large " Now that I can agree with :D So many different
    land and city scapes , plenty of stunning locations -{
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,322MI6 Agent
    I like to post controversial statements like that :)
  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,440MI6 Agent
    I've been watching a series called wild China recently and it is an amazing and varied place... Good call number24
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  • LoeffelholzLoeffelholz The United States, With LovePosts: 8,898Quartermasters
    I'd make the same argument for New York City and the surrounding region: diversity of architecture. I also think that skyscrapers have been underutilized ;)
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,322MI6 Agent
    While I'm not against Bond visiting New York, it will take the very best script writers, location people and DoP to make soemthing new out of one of the most filmed cities on earth.
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