Just in time before shooting was finished in Karlovy Vary, CBn grabbed the opportunity for a visit on set and location of Casino Royale: We have exclusive pictures of The Grand Hotel Pupp, which will double for the ‘Hotel Splendide’ in Montenegro and the ‘Lazne I’ (Spa I, the former ‘Kaiserbad’) which will be the Casino Royale itself. We also deliver images from the Mill Collonade (double for Montenegro station) and the Cafe Pupp (‘Kafana Splendide’).
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As mentioned above, shooting in Karlovy Vary is now finished. The Grand Hotel Pupp, which had a double function as location and crew hotel, was booked until May 29th and many equipment trucks were already on their way to Venice by the end of the past week.
Karlovy Vary is an excellent location choice. The city itself is very picturesque and looks like it comes right out of a toy box or a from a model train landscape. Being and old spa town itself, it is a perfect stand-in for Royale-les-Eaux. Consisting almost entirely of historical buildings, it has a classic European feeling and can already be judged as one of the most beautiful Bond movie location in years.
Watch out for more details and pictures to come within the week.
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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. Starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, it is currently being filmed in 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.