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  1. 2002 World Stunt Awards Shows New Footage

    Jim has just written in with some great details on new footage of Die Another Day which was just shown on the 2002 World Stunt Awards on the ABC. A special part of the ceremony was dedicated to 40 years of James Bond and it was hosted by John Cleese. Cleese gave a thank you speech to all of the various stuntmen and women who had worked on the previous 19 films. As a part of the speech 'pauses' of the Bond films were shown where the actors doubles could be clearly seen.

    However, that wasn't where the fun stopped. A preview for Die Another Day was then shown and Jim tells us that some footage was shown that didn't appear in the teaser trailer.

    The footage does include spoilers, so you'll have to highlight to read.

    Spoiler Warning (Highlight To Read)


    Jim sent in this report of the footage;

    One shot showed Bond in a hallway swinging his gun around to aim at an unknown target very slowly in a sort of Matrix fasion.

    There was also footage of Q’s Lab! in it Bond was talking to Q and turned on a jetpack (sort of fidleing around with things he shouldn’t be touching in typical Bond fasion – also a symbol of recognition to Bond’s past as Sean Connery had used a jetpack Thunderball). The jetpack looked like a much newer version of the Thunderball one and luckily nothing like the one in the Agent Under Fire video game.

    There was also footage of Bond and various other people running out of a white and green building and then the top floor of it explodes (possibly part of the Cuba sequences?) and a shot of someone shoving a Klashnikov-57 rifle into Colonel Moon’s face.

    There was also a longer shot of the sequence in which Jinx is in an office working on a computer and sees the transition of Zao’s face change. There were also various shots that were seen in the teaser trailer.

    There's some great footage in there! Hopefully it will end up online sometime soon.

    If you'd like to discuss the new footage please do so in this thread of the Die Another Day Forums. See you there!

    Finally, a big thanks to Jim for sending in the news and his report!

    daniel @ 2002-06-01
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