Just a few quick bits of news to update the Bond 20 @ CommanderBond.Net archive with. Both of these were reported on the BBC and have been sent in to us by 'Gez', so thank you!
To begin with, the Eden Project will represted Gustav Graves (Toby Stephens) laboratory in Bond 20. Graves evidently controls the Ice Palace and this laboratory is just one of the rooms. It also seems that the Ice Palace will indeed involve a diamond mine as rumours have previously suggested.
So what does Graves actually do in this laboratory? Well to quote Stephens about his character Graves
"creates…creates life". There's something very ominous about such a statement. What sort of life is Graves creating? He is an enviromentalist so is he just creating flaura? Perhaps a new plant species more resilliant to mankinds efforts to destroy the environment.
As 'Gez' told me about the report (which was a video and not an audio report), The reporter stressed the secrecy involved in the production and Stephens sounded like he was being deliberately cryptic. However, they showed something else that was pretty cool – the Eden Biosphere at night, lit up, while filming was taking place. The reporter commented that they weren't alllowed to watch, but they showed what was clearly the Spoiler Warning (Highlight To Read) silhouette of a man abseiling down the inside of the dome. An impressive detail there. It seems that Graves’ laboratory comes under attack at some stage of the film. Rumour has it that it is actually Jinx that abseil’s from the roof.
That's all that was featured! Again, a big thanks to 'Gez' for sending the report in!