1. Filming Details Emerge As Casino Royale Shooting Goes On

    By Tim Roth on 2006-03-05
    Royal Bahamas Defence Force

    Royal Bahamas Defence Force

    Our own man at station B, Harry Wyckoff, has returned with a lot of new
    details from shooting Casino Royale in the village of Coral Harbour in the
    Bahamas. As he put it, "things were quiet round here for a week or so. I presume
    something happened to push back the shooting schedule, but things are now
    happening in full force."

    Over the last two days, the normally quiet community of Coral
    Harbour has been alive with the sound of  gunfire, and calls of "Video
    Rolling…. Action!" The Defence Force, which is located on the site of the
    failed hotel (as
    CBn reported
    ) has two large, highly mobile
    cranes, standing about 30 storeys high (whereas the hotel is about 15 storeys),
    swinging backwards and forwards getting important arial hotel shots.

    Hundreds of local people were hired as extras. The First Unit
    has begun to arrive, and one of the propoerties EON is using has three large,
    luxury trailers parked on it, presumably in preparation for the arrival of the
    "Main Act". A notice was handed out to all residents yesterday morning, letting
    them know that there will be a massively increased police presence starting on
    Monday 6th, as the First Unit finishes arriving and begins shooting.

    The notice also said that Monday and Tuesday will see some low flying
    helicopters around, filming arial shots and chase scenes, along with more
    gunfire for the duration of the two days….

    Stay tuned to CBn as more details are going to emerge in the
    next few days… Thanks again to Harry Wyckoff.

    Casino Royale is the 21st James Bond 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. Starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, it is currently being filmed in the Czech Republic, the Bahamas, Italy and the UK.