The next James Bond film, which kicked off a small bit of filming this week in Norway ahead of the main shoot, is set to be the first 007 entry to be shot in large-format.
Oscar-winning cinematographer Linus Sandgren (“First Man,” “La La Land”) will use both Panavision and IMAX 65mm cameras on the project with Indiewire reporting that the majority of the film will be shot primarily in Panavision with IMAX being reserved for action sequences – including the current shoot on a remote frozen lake near Oslo where IMAX cameras have been spotted.
The Cary Fukunaga-directed project is now going by the working title “Eclipse” and sees Daniel Craig return in his fifth and final outing as the character. Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris and Ralph Fiennes co-star while both Rami Malek and Billy Magnussen have been rumored to be linked to roles.
“Bond 25” joins two other high-profile movies shot in IMAX in 2020 – Chris Nolan’s untitled new film and Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman 1984”. The cinematographer on Nolan’s film, Hoyte van Hoytema, shot the previous Bond film “Spectre”.
To date each of the Craig Bond films has utilised a different cinematographer, the most noted being Roger Deakins whose work on framing and lighting “Skyfall” is considered something of a masterclass in the art and a masterpiece of how to shoot a film digitally.
MGM and Annapurna Pictures will release the next Bond film on April 8th 2020.
— Vahn (@ImAFilmEditor) March 29, 2019