1. Vic Armstrong Talks 'Die Another Day' From Iceland

    By daniel on 2002-03-14

    Second Unit Director Vic Armstrong, who recently won a BAFTA Award for his contribution to cinema, has spoken about filming scenes of Die Another Day in Iceland.

    In the interview Armstrong has revealed he hoped that Pierce Brosnan would be able to attend filming in Iceland, "I wanted Pierce to be here, but we couldn't get him". This is due to Brosnan's knee injury, however, scenes with Brosnan in them have already been filed at Pinewood Studio's and will be inserted later.

    Armstrong has also talked about how the Iceland sequence fits into the film. I personally think that some people may not want to read these details. So a spoiler warning does apply. Spoiler Warning (Highlight To Read) “It’s the climax to the middle of the movie. Bond is being chased and he must escape to save Halle Berry from the Ice Palace that’s about to sink.” So why is the Ice Palace sinking? Apparently it has something to do with the super-weapon that Gustav Graves is in possession of.

    We've recently displayed these photos from filming.

    The chase on ice involves the Jaguar XKR and the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish racing across the frozen Joekulsarlon glacial lagoon. Armstrong has said he aims to "keep the cars flowing, spinning. It will be like a ballet."

    One of our sources has indicated that the sequence does go further. Not only Spoiler Warning (Highlight To Read) does the car chase goes across the glacial lagoon, however, one (or possibly both) of the cars will end up teetering over the edge of an iceberg. This scene will not be filmed in Iceland however, it’s already been filmed at Pinewood Studios.

    If you'd like to discuss this news please do so in this thread of the Die Another Day (Bond 20) Forums. See you there!

    Thanks to 'Beamer' and 'Mourning Becomes Electra' for the tip-off about the article!