While the Aston Martin DBS is the big draw when it comes to cars in Casino Royale, the film will additionally feature others.
As was the case with Die Another Day, Ford will be supplying vehicle for a sequence in the film: their all new Ford Mondeo. Ford recently launched its ‘Licence & Loaded’ promotion which features the car to tie in with the film.
Motoring Life reports that the car will be first seen as Daniel Craig’s James Bond uses it early on in the Bahamas sequence.
‘We’re delighted to be part of this exciting new Bond project,” said Stephen Odell, Ford of Europe Vice President for Marketing Sales and Service. ‘As part of Ford Motor Company’s significant relationship with Bond, the producers wanted a very special vehicle for this short, early sequence in Casino Royale, and we decided this was a great opportunity to showcase the exciting new Mondeo shortly after the global reveal of a preview model at the 2006 Paris Motor Show.’
Constructed in Germany, the car was then shipped under as much secrecy as possible to the Bahamas for its appearance in Casino Royale.
‘The new Mondeo was essentially still on the drawing board when we were asked to supply the vehicle for filming in February 2006,’ said Martin Smith, Ford of Europe’s Executive Director for Design. “As volume production for the car doesn’t start until the second quarter of 2007, we had to create a one-off, driveable model based around a design studio property!’
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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. Casino Royale will premiere on 14 November in London. Starring Daniel Craig as James Bond; locations include 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.