WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD
In a video interview with MovieFone, Eva Green, who plays Bond Girl Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale, confirmed that the production will be filming in the historic city of Venice, Italy. Venice was first mentioned as a possible shooting location by the French Fan club last year.
But exactly how much of Casino Royale will be set in the famous ‘floating’ city? Will it simply be a tag at the end of the film like From Russia With Love, or will Venice see the first Bondian action since Roger Moore rolled his gondola across St Marco Square in Moonraker?
CommanderBond.net can now confirm that Venice will be the site of a major action sequence for the climax of Casino Royale. Some of the action will be filmed throughout the city and on the banks of the Grand Canal, while the bulk will be filmed inside the famous 007 stage at Pinewood Studios. Special effects supervisor Chris Corbould recently told SuperHeroHype that this climatic scene will be his biggest challenge to date.
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, the UK and, of course, Venice.