1. Dennis Gassner Is 'Bond 22' Production Designer

    By Matt Weston on 2007-07-23

    Peter Lamont announced at yesterday’s annual BondStars event at Pinewood Studios that he would not be returning for the 22nd James Bond film, due to start filming in December.

    Taking his place will be Oscar-winning production designer Dennis Gassner, who has worked on such films as Field Of Dreams, Bugsy, The Truman Show, and not one, but two Daniel Craig-starrers – Road To Perdition and this year’s The Golden Compass.

    Gassner’s hiring is another string to the bow of an increasingly awards-heavy team involved in the next 007 flick, joining the critically-acclaimed likes of director Marc Forster and writer Paul Haggis.

    Peter Lamont, an Oscar-winner himself (for Titanic), has worked on almost every James Bond film since Goldfinger. The decision not to re-hire Lamont was reportedly that of Forster.

    One other interesting snippet arose from the event – that Daniel Craig would be hitting the slopes in his next film (which ties in with Forster’s recent comments about the film being set in the Alps).

    Keep watching CBn for all the latest news on Bond 22.