Earlier today, CBn reported that Pinewood was fighting to keep the production of Daniel Craig’s second film, Bond 22 in the UK.
The new 007 Stage has increased the usable area inside from 45,424 square feet to 59,000 square feet. ‘They are using the existing footprint from the original 007 stage but have cleverly engineered the building to create additional space and more user-friendly facilities,’ said a Pinewood spokesperson.
Former Bond star Pierce Brosnan will be the first user of the new stage along with Meryl Streep in Universal’s screen version of Abba-themed stage hit Mamma Mia.
The BBC also points out that Pinewood will be launching a 007 Stage website with information about current productions and images from the rebuilt set early next week.
At this point, the cause of the July 2006 fire is still unknown. Bond 22 is set for release on 7 November 2008.
Stay tuned to CBn for all the latest news on Bond 22.