Latest “Skyfall” News Bits, Logan Talks

Several bits of information have surfaced today on the currently shoot 23rd James Bond film “Skyfall”.

First up The Sun reports that one action sequence in the film will pay homage to the rope bridge battle in “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” – “007 will have it out with a villain on a rickety affair like in ‘Doom'”.

One location that was to be used, but has now been ditched, is Duntrune Castle in Argyll reports STV. The Scottish castle was originally going to be used in February for filming but that’s no longer the case.

Rory Kinnear, who stars as M’s aide Bill Tanner in the film, tells CultBox that he’s been shooting scenes with Daniel Craig and Judi Dench at Pinewood and around Waterloo and Smithfields. Kinnear confirms his role is larger in this one and his filming commitments will continue through until early February, while the production itself doesn’t wrap until April or May.

Also over the weekend scribe John Logan spoke with Collider about working on the script and he says he doesn’t see it as a stand alone film as some have already declared – “as far as I’m concerned, because I don’t think these films are standalone, I think they’re part of a legacy. When I was working on it I was deeply aware as much of Quantum of Solace and Casino Royale as I was of Thunderball, as I was of Ian Fleming in the 50’s writing it, you know you’re a float in a parade.”

The surprising thing is Logan apparently had a lot of freedom with the screenplay – “What was particularly thrilling about this is the freedom, because I had the fear that you would going into a franchise movie that you have to put all the toys back in the sandbox, but I’ve never felt anything but completely free as a writer to explore different material, to explore different ideas with these characters and this world. it’s been amongst the best experiences I’ve ever had on a movie.”