The Guardian reports that Pinewood Studios are fighting to keep the next James Bond shoot in the UK.
Reports earlier in the week indicated that Daniel Craig’s second 007 film, Bond 22, may go back to Prague’s Barrandov Studios, where portions of Casino Royale were shot. ‘Representatives of the Czech facility have reportedly already been in talks with Sony Pictures and MGM,’ but neither the studios or Eon Productions would comment.
According to Screen Daily, Barrandov spokesman Tomas Zelazko told the Czech press this week that Bond producers said they were ‘very satisfied’ with the Prague portion of the Casino Royale shoot.
One of Pinewood’s main attractions is the newly rebuilt ‘007 Stage,’ which was burned down by a fire in July 2006. The new stage has increased the usable area inside from 45,424 square feet to 59,000 square feet. For pictures of the brand new ‘007 Stage,’ click here.
Bond 22 is set for release on 7 November 2008.
Stay tuned to CBn for all the latest news on Bond 22.