Naomie Harris says Skyfall isn’t `that big on locations’

Naomie Harris and Berenice Marlohe were quizzed by reporters on Feb. 12 at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards about Skyfall. The questions were pretty routine. But Harris may have confirmed, unintentionally, that Skyfall won’t be filming at as many locations as some earlier 007 films.

When the subject of locations came up, Harris said, “We’re not that many…We’re really not that big on locations this year.” It comes up at the 1:42 mark of this video on YouTube that was uploaded by Absolute Radio:

This isn’t exactly startling. Skyfall’s first unit, after three months of a six-month shoot, hasn’t left the U.K. while a second unit has filmed scenes in China. However, given news reports such as THIS ONE saying Skyfall’s budget was cut compared with Quantum of Solace (something Eon Productions co bosses Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson denied at a Nov. 3 news conference) Harris’s comment was interesting. Not very detailed, but interesting.

UPDATE (Feb. 14): According to this THIS U.K. STORY the first unit of Skyfall has finally departed the U.K. to do location filming in Turkey.

2 Responses

  1. It may also have a lot to do with weather and if the scene is supposed to be during a more seasonable time. Thus the reason they are shooting in Turkey now.

  2. I think Eon is missing a huge marketing opportunity here, although the year is yet young… There are many older theaters that have been refurbished across the country into entertainment venues. For instance, the Paramount Arts Center in my hometown of Ashland, KY, (see a great photo of the interior here:, is where I saw my first Bond, Thunderball in 1965. These venues are ripe for individual 50th anniversary celebrations with mini-Bond festivals. No idea if Eon reads this blog, but if so, this is a great way of piquing public interest in the 50th anniversary, and in the new movie.

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