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Skyfall – Bond 23 in Istanbul

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Naomie Harris, Daniel Craig and Bérénice Marlohe attend the Istanbul photo call ©2012 Eon, photo by Onur Onat

The 23rd Bond has started filming in Istanbul. Whilst there they held a press conference and photocall. We have the pictures, press release and a video feature that includes Daniel Craig, Bérénice Marlohe and Naomie Harris.

Also present were actor Ola Rapace and producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. Director Sam Mendes was also on hand and comments in the video feature.

It is the 3rd time in the 50 year history of the Bond film franchise that the city has served as a backdrop.

The photo call itself took place at the Ciragan Palace Kempinski Hotel on Sunday, April 29, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey.

Official Information

Skyfall‘s cast and filmmakers arrive on location in Istanbul

Production in Istanbul Marks the 3rd Time in the 50-Year History of the James Bond Franchise That the City Has Served As a Backdrop

(Istanbul, April 29, 2012) — Daniel Craig and cast and filmmakers of Skyfall, the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time, have arrived in Istanbul, Turkey. Their arrival marks the third time a James Bond adventure has filmed in the historic city. Previously, Istanbul served as a backdrop for scenes in From Russia With Love and The World Is Not Enough. Skyfall locations in Turkey include Adana, Fethiye and Istanbul. At a photo call and press conference today to mark the occasion were producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, director Sam Mendes, and cast members Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, and Ola Rapace.

In Skyfall, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

SKYFALL is from Albert R Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment. 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the legendary motion picture franchise.

Albert R Broccoli’s EON Productions presents Daniel Craig as Ian Fleming’s James Bond in Skyfall. The film also stars Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Ben Whishaw, with Albert Finney and Judi Dench as ‘M.’ Directed by Sam Mendes. Produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. Written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and John Logan. Director of Photography is Roger Deakins, ASC BSC. Production Designer is Dennis Gassner. Editor is Stuart Baird, A. C. E. Costume Designer is Jany Temime. The film will begin its worldwide roll-out in the UK and Ireland on October 26th 2012 and in North America on November 9th 2012. For local release date, consult your local distributor.

007 fans can learn more about Skyfall at the James Bond franchise Facebook page at www.facebook.com/JamesBond007.

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Theatrical release
UK October 26, 2012
US & Canada November 9, 2012
Australia November 22, 2012