Lazio Film Commission President Luciano Sovena has revealed that a key sequence from the next film in the James Bond franchise is set to be shot in Rome. MI6-HQ has transcribed the key quote from various Italian press sources:
“I met the producers of the Bond series, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, and we discussed the project. One of the key scenes, among the most spectacular in the film, will be a car chase in Via Quattro Fontane.
I’m already excited. I hope that the City streamlines the procedures for the granting of permits, it would be a shame to miss this great opportunity because of the bureaucracy.”
Production on the new Bond film is slated to begin in December this year following a brief delay due to script re-writes.
Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris and Ben Whishaw are returning for the film which will once again be directed by Sam Mendes (“Skyfall”) and is targeting a November 2015 release.