From Italy with Love? We have known for some time that the 25th James Bond film will shoot in Matera, Italy, but now new details have emerged of what scenes are likely to be filmed in the country. According to MI6 HQ, Bond 25 will open with an "action-packed car chase, that takes place after 007 pays tribute to an old flame."Not only will the scene involve retiring Bond star Daniel Craig but also returning SPECTRE star Lea Seydoux as Dr Madeleine Swann. It has been rumoured and speculated previously that Bond will be left grieving following the murder of his wife, Swann, in the opening sequence. It would be similar to how his wife Tracy was killed in the novel and film On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
Additionally, it has been confirmed that Bond 25 will film in Gravina, Italy. The local press office of the Municipality of Gravina in Puglia has said in a statement: "At the centre of the discussion, logistic and procedural issues to be dealt with to get ready. For the moment, there is maximum discretion of the details, but it is now certain and - after the signing of the related agreements - now also official: Gravina will be involved in the filming for two months, next August and September."
"In a city that in recent years has already had the opportunity to open up to various national and international productions, we will now be facing James Bond," revealed Mayor Alessio Valente. Valente added, "A further, prestigious stage for Gravina, which will once again be known and appreciated worldwide for its beauty and its history. An unparalleled opportunity to seize which we have been working for months already." We can't wait!
Bond 25 to release in UK cinemas on April 3, 2020.Read More