‘Bond 23’ Heads to India

The Union information and broadcasting ministry has approved Sam Mended for shooting this sequel in their country.

Bond 23 to shoot in India
Bond 23 to shoot in India
Last Week, it was revealed that director Sam Mendes is planning to shoot an involved stunt sequence on a train in India for his upcoming sequel Bond 23. At the time, he did not have permission to utilize the train system in the country and was considering taking his production to South Africa.

Today, it has been revealed that the Union information and broadcasting ministry of India has approved Sam Mendes for shooting inside the country. This will be the second 007 adventure, after Octopussy, to take place in India.

The government has given Sam Mendes and his crew permission to take their equipment into Sarojini Nagar Market, Daryaganj street and Ansari Road in the national capital. Bond 23 has been delayed while trying to acquire access to these locations. Principle photography is expected to begin soon, with officials also okaying shoots in Mumbai and Goa.

However, Sam Mendes is still awaiting permission from the railways and the respective state governments to take his team on the trains in Ahmedabad, and Dudhsagar and Zuari Rail Bridge in Mumbai and Goa respectively. It is still possible that this portion of the film will be shot in South Africa.

Skyfall was released November 9th, 2012 and stars Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Albert Finney, Ben Whishaw. The film is directed by Sam Mendes.

Sources: Deccan Chronicle

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Comments (23)

  1. Jay.A.Ottley

    Ahhhhh this stunt is sooooo beyond epic.... i can't wait to see the end result of this collision

    4 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag

  2. RojoDiablo

    I would have liked to see Brosnan stay on board for at least one more film before Craig took over actually but now that Daniel has been doing such a good job, I'd much rather have him keep playing the role for a good while longer, over Fassbender becoming Bond. I like the guy and all but he doesn't scream James Bond to me like everyone else seems to think.

    4 years agoby @rojodiabloFlag

  3. Sean

    That's what i was thinking.

    4 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  4. Dan

    @bawnian-dexeus@thedude-abides Man, that would be sweet. After Prometheus he needs to be approached for the role, and Craig pass the martini to him.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  5. Pjwolsker

    its about time...

    4 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  6. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @thedude-abides@dan1 if he starts now, he could get a good 4-5 films

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  7. thedude-abides

    @dan1 Definitely. That's a good assessment. I really hope it happens.

    4 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  8. Dan

    @bawnian-dexeus The bar scene? Yep. Ripped straight from a lost Bond film. That would be the perfect audition tape for the role :P

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  9. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @dan1 I'm assuming that scene in First Class sold you eh?

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  10. Dan

    @thedude-abides He just has classic Bond written all over him, and I gotta say, I like tradition, ya know? Craig plays well to the younger crowd because he's more Bourne than Bond, and that's fine, it's just not what I prefer.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  11. moviegeek

    This better come out next year.

    4 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  12. thedude-abides

    @dan1 Yes I do. I like Craig, but Fassbender seems a much better fit to play Bond. He'll definitely be one of the leading candidates when the new series gets underway.

    4 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  13. ChiRep_1

    Awesome news! I would have preferred a snow setting but I'll take what I can get at this point!

    4 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  14. Dan

    Waiting for that reboot with Fassbender. @thedude-abides knows what I'm talking about :P

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  15. CelluloidDreams


    4 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  16. TheMime

    finally....the long-awaited is up and running..

    4 years agoby @themimeFlag

  17. skywise

    I cant wait to see these India filmed scenes. Sounds like a perfect match for the direction this new "trilogy" is headed.

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  18. CUPID

    Stunt sequence on a train in India? hope its as cool as this...lol


    4 years agoby @cupidFlag

  19. Sean


    4 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  20. justinishulk

    Love the 2.... bring on it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4 years agoby @justinishulkFlag

  21. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    And taking names

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

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