1. Casino Royale 2nd Unit Director: Alexander Witt

    By Devin Zydel on 2006-03-12

    Amongst all the recent Casino Royale news, interviews, and reports, one noteworthy crew addition seems to have been overlooked. As reported by SuperHeroHype, Alexander Witt will be the 2nd unit director for the new 007 film.

    Alexander Witt is a brand new addition to the crew of the James Bond films. A second-unit director, as well as a director of photography, Witt’s past film credits are impressive, and include Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, The Bourne Identity, Hannibal, and many others. The full list can be viewed on his IMDb page.

    The thought of a new 2nd unit director was previously discussed in the CBn forums when Gary Powell was announced as the stunt coordinator, although fans weren’t quite sure who the job would go to. Witt is replacing long-time 007 series veteran Vic Armstrong, who was the 2nd unit director on Die Another Day, The World Is Not Enough, and Tomorrow Never Dies, and also worked on Never Say Never Again, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, and other Bond films. His most recent work (as the stunt coordinator and 2nd unit director) was on the upcoming Mission: Impossible III.

    Stay tuned to CBn for all the latest news and coverage on Casino Royale.

    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.