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  • Matt SMatt S Oh Cult Voodoo ShopPosts: 6,529MI6 Agent
    Number24 wrote:
    Le Chiffre's yacht is about 104 feet long, while the "Azzam" is 590 feet.....


    But you're right - there are many ways a super-yacht can be weaponized :007)

    Showing something on screen doesn't make much of an impact. It's how it's used that matters. A 590-ft yacht will never be as impressive as the Disco Volante if it's not used in a more special manner.
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,128MI6 Agent
    I think the superyacht could be the lair of the villan, moving around the world. He could stay in international waters or near friendly waters. The boat could be the home of the villan, his guards and closest underlings. The yacht could have first rate radars and surveilance, but also machine cannons and even light missliles that appear if the ship is attacked.
  • HowardBHowardB USAPosts: 2,589MI6 Agent
    Number24 wrote:
    I think the superyacht could be the lair of the villan, moving around the world. He could stay in international waters or near friendly waters. The boat could be the home of the villan, his guards and closest underlings. The yacht could have first rate radars and surveilance, but also machine cannons and even light missliles that appear if the ship is attacked.

    Perfect scenario for a raid by Bond reunited with some of his old SBS buddies. As much as Mendes/EON became obsessed with coming up with a bizarre (and unoriginal) scenario in SPECTRE with making Blofeld Bond's foster brother and the "author of all his pain", one would think that something more interesting (and believable) would be reuniting Craig's Bond with former SBS comrades or people in the espionage and black ops world he has a history with. The return of Mr. White in SPECTRE was actually a pretty good idea, but the Blofeld thing really fell flat IMO.
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,128MI6 Agent
    I wholeheartedly agree :007)
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,128MI6 Agent
    Is this the coolest headquarters of any inteligence service? Possibly.
    This is Kastellet in Copenhagen where the headquarters of the Danish Defence Intelligence Service is (Forsvarets Efterretningstjeneste, short FE)


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  • SomeoneSomeone Posts: 1,351MI6 Agent
    This seems worthy of a Bond film, an underwater villa.
    https://www.foxnews.com/travel/hilton-opens-worlds-first-underwater-villa-in-maldives
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,128MI6 Agent
    Very nice :007)
    Also forward thinking, since the whole of the Maldives will be underwater anyway an a few decades ….. :(
  • Ammo08Ammo08 Missouri, USAPosts: 384MI6 Agent
    I'm hoping he comes to the Missouri Ozarks,,I'm available for a walk-on part or, I can just be atmosphere....
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,128MI6 Agent
    The "Under" resturant in Lindesnes, Norway, will open next year. That's just in time for the filming of Bond25. I just thought I should mention it :007)


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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    If that battle ship had sunk near it, It would have given Diners something to look at :p ;)
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,128MI6 Agent
    :))

    But you know battleship isn't another word for warship, right?

    Fun fact: Lindesnes is in the far South of Norway. The last battleship on battleship (Scharnhorst vs Duke of York) combat was at the other end of Norway, just off the coast of North Cape.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    I think warship has to many negative connotations .
    While Battle ship is warm and fuzzy :D
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,128MI6 Agent
    edited December 2018
    EON has applied to be a part of the expenses refund incentive to film Bond25 in Norway! The sum that is distributed to refund expenses has recently been tripled, making it more interesting for foreign filmmakers and EON applied before the November 27 deadline. This is reported in the Norwegian fan page www.jamesbond.no (http://www.jamesbond.no/visArtikler.asp?ID=1004)


    The film commissionary in Oslo Ardian Mitchel says to the newspaper Dagsavisen: "We can confirm there has been contacts with representatives for the new James Bond movie and they wish to shoot in Norway" He adds: "We have worked with this for a long time. There are realistics chances parts of the next James Bond movie will be shot in Norway. It will be very interesting for Norway and Norwegian film industry if they wish to film in Norway".

    Dagsavisen: https://www.dagsavisen.no/kultur/vil-spille-inn-james-bond-i-norge-1.1243645


    The newspaper Bergens Tidende finds reason to believe Bond25 will be shot somewhere in the Vestlandet area, roughly the coast from the towns Stavanger to Molde. I certainly hope so, because I live in that region.


    Bergens Tidende: https://www.bt.no/direkte/kultur-direkte/pinned/125607


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  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,542Chief of Staff
    That's excellent news, N24! You should start trying to find out how to be an extra if possible. (Hey, it worked for Higgins!)
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,128MI6 Agent
    edited December 2018
    Yes, I think it's very promising. 11 projects have applied for the tax cuts. BBC and sir David Attenborough for "Frozen Planet II", seven different Nordic movies and TV series, a Chinese movie called "Dancing on ice" and the American series "Threadstone" based on the Jason Bourne movies. It looks like Bond is the biggest player in this.

    The incentive program offers 25% cuts in the expenses for the projects that are picked. According to the film commissioner EON is looking at all regions in Norway, including Oslo, This is the reason the film commissioner of Oslo is involved. The 11 productions plan to spend 484 million Norwegian crowns (nearly 57 million US Dollars) combined in the country. The Norwegian authorities will pay back 75 million Crowns (almost nine million US dollars) of taxes to the projects that will be picked from the 11.

    In 2016 almost all the expense refunds was wasted on The Snowman, but back then the sum was almost half of what it is today. I don't know who benefited in 2017, but most of the money in 2018 went to Mission Impossible and Transformers.

    Mission Impossible shot the last action scene in the movie on Preikestolen and Transformers has filmed the end scene on Trolltunga ("The Troll Toungue") so those two locations are taken.


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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,128MI6 Agent
    edited December 2018
    This news isn't a guarantee that Norway will be a location in Bond25. The authorities may chose to give the expenses refunds to other projects or EON might chose another location because it's still cheaper or the locations elsewhere fit the script better.

    But I think the signs are very good. The expense refunds seem to favour the biggest projects (The Snowman, MI, Transformers) and Bond is absolutely the most famous among the applicants. It's of cource likely that other project will spend more time, if not money, in Norway. But of the three movies I mentioned only The Snowman spent a long time filming here, so the public profile of a project seems to be at least as important as screen time and time spent filming in Norway.


    EON should have a fair idea of the possible locations in Norway after scouting for SPECTRE and DAD. But do EON know what they want? According to one of the links above the location(s) could be anything from Oslo and the surrounding Østlandet region (A city and flat landscapes, hardly any fjords) to the Vestlandet region (fjords and Mountains) and the far (flat tundra, very sparsely populated).
    If it's true they are looking at all the regions EON must not know what they are loking for or they want several different types of locations.
  • James SuzukiJames Suzuki New ZealandPosts: 2,390MI6 Agent
    edited December 2018
    Would I be right in saying that New Zealand is less of a chance in being in B25? Now that they've dropped the casting call for the Maori henchman?
    If so, that would be a shame as I always love Bondian connections with my country. I. E Martin Campbell, Tamahori.
    NZ scenery is something special.
    There must be an Oceania Bond sometime soon.
    Parts of the latest Mission Impossible were also filmed down in NZ, not just in Norway ;)
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,128MI6 Agent
    In fact much more of MI: Fallout was filmed in NZ than in Norway :)
    But the landscapes of NZ and Norway are fairly simular, so I too doubt NZ will feature in Bond25.
    It's possible the production drops my country and shoots in your instead. Or they shoot in both countries and pretend it's the same place, like Mission Impossible.
  • James SuzukiJames Suzuki New ZealandPosts: 2,390MI6 Agent
    That is interesting that Norway and NZ look the same. Although it would cost a lot more to film here, as Norway would be a lot closer. All the Lord of the rings actors learnt how far away we are when they came over. Distance between us and Australia is the same as London and Russia.
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,128MI6 Agent
    edited January 2019
    I wouldn't go as far as to say Norway and NZ look the same, but NZ is one of very few countries that can look simular to Norway and vice versa. Like most countries the cost of living is higher here than in NZ, not to mention that your government realized years ago that foreign film productions is a good thing. something that's only gradually dawning on my government.
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,128MI6 Agent
    Many of us want to see the Garden of Death up on the screen, ideally set in Japan. I'm not a lone in imagining an old, classical Japanese castle as Blofeld's lair, but what if they used something modern? A member of MI6Community suggested Benesse Art Site on the island Naoshima. I think Ken Adam would have approved. What do you think?


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  • Quentin QuigleyQuentin Quigley Terminal One, Hamburg AirportPosts: 964MI6 Agent
    Some great pics here. That underwater restaurant looks eerie from above. Perhaps something similar could work, like remains of a large crashed aircraft converted into a lair.
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  • zaphod99zaphod99 Posts: 1,405MI6 Agent
    Number24 wrote:
    Many of us want to see the Garden of Death up on the screen, ideally set in Japan. I'm not a lone in imagining an old, classical Japanese castle as Blofeld's lair, but what if they used something modern? A member of MI6Community suggested Benesse Art Site on the island Naoshima. I think Ken Adam would have approved. What do you think?


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    He certainly would have approved. Looks terrific. Would love to see Bond in somewhere like that.
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,128MI6 Agent
    edited January 2019
    I think CR was the first time we saw rain in a Bond film. One thing I don't think we've seen yet is a city in winter. this can be beautiful and for a large part of the world's population it's exotic. A North European city in snow will be a great novelty in the series, but it could also be a way to show a North American city in a way we usually don't see in action movies.
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  • Arbogast 777Arbogast 777 Minneapolis Posts: 595MI6 Agent
    OHMSS had rain.

    I agree with city snow scenes but if you want that for Bond 25 you’re going to have to get it right at the start of shooting March 4 because after 3-4 weeks later it will all start melting...
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,128MI6 Agent
    True. I feel this would be a nice way to have a North American location in a Bond movie. American cities suffer from over-exposure in movies and TV to the point they don't feel exotic to anyone. Filming there in winter with snow will take care of that problem. A car/snowmobile chase in Boston would be something new and exiting.
  • Arbogast 777Arbogast 777 Minneapolis Posts: 595MI6 Agent
    Number24 wrote:
    True. I feel this would be a nice way to have a North American location in a Bond movie. American cities suffer from over-exposure in movies and TV to the point they don't feel exotic to anyone. Filming there in winter with snow will take care of that problem. A car/snowmobile chase in Boston would be something new and exiting.

    Living in one of those cities myself I’d love that - I think it would just be too hard for a production that size to plan for. Last year my city was snow covered by Nov 1st but this year we had nothing until January. We actually just got about 4-5in yesterday but this weekend will be in the 40’s and all of that should melt. Boston will be close to 60 Monday and Tuesday. That tends to be typical here in North America. I think even capturing a snow scene like your pics above would involve luck that they happened to be there on the right day.
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,128MI6 Agent
    Perhaps they should do what they often do and film it in Canada? :D
    Do you agree EON will have to do something special to make North American cities look fresh and exotic in a Bond movie?
  • Matt SMatt S Oh Cult Voodoo ShopPosts: 6,529MI6 Agent
    OHMSS had rain.

    I agree with city snow scenes but if you want that for Bond 25 you’re going to have to get it right at the start of shooting March 4 because after 3-4 weeks later it will all start melting...

    That's right. There won't be enough time to get in a snowy US city at this time. I live in NYC, and I've lived in Boston. They're unlikely to get any snow in either of those cities at the time of filming. And when it does snow it could all be gone in a couple of days. Perhaps Chicago could still have snow, but Canada is the only safe bet for a North American city with snow in March (or in winter at all).
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