Sebastien Foucan has been hired to appear in the latest James Bond movie,
urbanfreefloor.com reports. "A chase scene is planned which will unveil the
new Bond in the form of actor Daniel Craig. The sequence in question is
currently being shot in the Bahamas."
Foucan is considered as one of the pioneers of a new extreme sport called
"Parkour". According to
is a "physical discipline of French origin in which participants attempt to pass
obstacles in a smooth and rapid manner. Parkour is said to be "l’art du
déplacement", or the art of moving (from A to B), consisting of uninterrupted
forward motion over, under, around and through obstacles (both man-made and
natural) in one’s environment.
Such movement may come in the form of running, jumping, climbing and other
more complicated techniques. The goal of the practice of parkour is to be able
to adapt one’s movement to any given situation so that any obstacle can be
overcome with the human body’s abilities". Parkour was subject of Luc Besson’s
movie Yamakasi – the modern Samurais in 2001, but has gone relatively unnoticed
by cinema audience up to now.
It’s also interesting to hear that the 2nd unit
seems to have started working on the Bahamas already – which actually is nothing
new: The surf scenes for Die Another Day were filmed in December 2001, official
start of shooting was in January 2002.
Funnily enough, in May 2005 a CBn forum member
mentioned a rooftop chase to be part of the script for Casino Royale, but
could not give more information on his sources. So, unlike many other rumours
these days, this one seems actually to turn out true…
Casino Royale is the 21st James Bond film produced
by franchise holders Eon Productions. The MGM/Columbia Pictures production
begins shooting in January and is due for release worldwide on 17 November 2006.
Starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, it will be filmed in the Czech Republic,
the Bahamas, Italy and the UK.