CommanderBond.NET, has learned of some pick-up shots filmed in Hackney, England. Although not as exotic as Cuba, a warehouse in Hackney doubled for a cigar-factory somewhere in Cuba. It is believed that the warehouse was used only for exterior shooting, however it is known that many extra's were needed for the filming.
It has been long known that Bond will visit Cuba, in "Die Another Day", but how a cigar-factory fits into the story remains a mystery. The last time we saw 007 with a cigar, was in "The World Is Not Enough", where Maria Grazia Cucinotta played the part of "the cigar girl", an assasin, who committed suicide to escape punishment from Renard (Robert Carlyle).
It should be interesting to see how this scene fits in with the rest of the movie. Let me stress the fact, that 007 will not be visiting Hackney in "Die Another Day", these were only pick-up shots, used for what is to be a larger sequence in the finished film. As always please feel free to discuss the news in the forums.