Whilst “Skyfall” saw the return of some of the more iconic elements of the James Bond franchise, one element that was missing is that of an iconic henchman – the last one arguably being Famke Janssen’s Xenia Onatopp in “Goldeneye”.
A new report over at James Bond Radio claims that the twenty-fourth Bond film’s director Sam Mendes is aiming to fill that gap and is looking for just such an actor.
This one will apparently be less about crushing men between their thighs and more in line with the tall and imposing types from earlier films like Jaws (Richard Kiel) or Red Grant (Martin Shaw). There’s even a description:
Hinx (Male, 30 – 45) – Ideally over 6′ 2″. Hinx is the main henchman/assassin. We are looking for an imposing extremely physically fit actor. He has several fights with Bond and will have to have stunt training. He has to drive. We are looking for someone very unusual, possibly from a sports background.
Speaking of Bond, the small and picturesque mountain town of Obertilliach in Austria is set to become the location for three days of filming in January on wintry action scenes for the film. The production originally had planned to film in Norway but dropped those due to financial considerations.