1. Offical Site updates with information on Gustav Graves and Eden Project!

    By David Winter on 2002-04-26

    JamesBond.Com has been updated with information on the shooting of scenes in Eden Project in February.

    As usual, there aren't many interesting information in the newsflash. The most exciting part is about the film's villain, Gustav Graves.

    Gustav Graves, played by Toby Stephens, Spoiler Warning (Highlight To Read) is supposed to be keen on preserving the environment though that public facade is at odds with his real intentions. So the unit has come here to film some scenes which are part of Graves’ business interests, as director Lee Tamahori explains. “He’s built a climate controlled biosphere in order to prove to the world that he’s a good guy, that he gives stuff back to nature.”

    Director Lee Tamahori and actor Toby Stephens

    We are also told about the difficulties in shooting in Eden;

    The Project managers were initially nervous about allowing the Bond crew into the domes but so keen was Lee to film here that he agreed to all of the restrictions.

    “It’s very difficult when you make a picture like this with hundreds of technicians and lots of action to fit into somebody else’s timetable. Normally, we would rent a place, take it over and shut it down for several days. Well, in the discussions with everyone here, they figured they could possibly go ahead with our requests but they could not shut down. Now we wanted the place so much because it was cool, that we figured we had better fit in with those requests, so we did.”

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