It was previously announced back in late July, that the famous ‘007 Stage’ would need to be demolished and rebuilt. Today, the BBC News confirms that the demolition will be going forward.
A date has not been set for the demolition and estimates of the damage cost are too early to tell. A Pinewood representative said: ‘The inside will be cleared and rebuilding work will begin as quickly as possible. It will be knocked down.’
The cause of the fire, which required at least eight fire engines, is yet to be determined. An investigation has been completed and a formal report is expected in two to three weeks.
This is the second time the stage will be needed to be rebuilt because of fire damage. It was previously destroyed during the filming of Ridley Scott’s Legend. It was rebuilt in time for the 1985 Bond film, A View To A Kill.
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Casino Royale is the 21st James Bond 007 film produced by franchise holders Eon Productions. The MGM/Columbia Pictures production began shooting in January and is due for release worldwide on 17 November 2006. Casino Royale will premiere on 14 November in London. Starring Daniel Craig as James Bond; locations include the Czech Republic, the Bahamas, Italy and the UK.
The film co-stars Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Jeffrey Wright, Judi Dench, Giancarlo Giannini, Caterina Murino, Simon Abkarian, Tobias Menzies, Ivana Milicevic, Clemens Schick, Ludger Pistor, Claudio Santamaria, and Isaach De Bankole.