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Hey guys last night i watched Taken with liam neeson and the settings, France, Albania etc. Had what i felt to be an excellent setting for a bond movie, what are your thoughts on the settings for the new movie?

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Central Europe has featured heavely in CR and QoS, and Asia has been completely absent. Hence Bond 23 should be partly set in Asia, perhaps on the Indian subcontinent?

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I think it would be interesting to see a small portion of the film set in the Gulf, perhaps for a PTS.

I dont know why but I just think it would be kinda interesting, obviously not fighting alongside other military forces but something.

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In another thread someone mentioned something based upon the Somali pirates as a PTS---Bond and his SBS mates retaking a freighter, perhaps...great potential there...

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This thread has been done recently somewhere. However, I think Australia would be good and definately a first for Bond. Great scenery and wonderful light for cinematography and panning shots.
Indonesia would be good too - plenty of jungle, cliffs, beaches and volcanoes - as well as massive corruption and poverty.
South Africa would be interesting as well. Stunning views, great weather - and an ideal place for Quantum to operate amongst bribes and corruption...

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I think they should have Bond 23 set in the Middle East

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Gotta say great call on Australia 'thesecretagent' i remember hearing somwhere that Australia is a haven for people who have previoulsy been involved with the law in other parts of the world and yes the scenery is incredible. would be amazing for bond

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Here is an interesting, fresh and very cinematic Middle east location: Shibam in Yemen. It is a square town with the worlds oldest "skyscrapers":


http://www.traveladventures.org/contine … ibam01.jpg

http://www.marionkaplan.com/lib/mkyec455.jpg

http://www.worldbuildings.net/images/sh … emen12.jpg

http://www.yemen-nic.net/English%20site … okaban.jpg




This stunning "Manhattan in the desert" has barely changed since it was last rebuildt in 1553 and it's still a living breathing community!

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Since the Canadian Secret service was referenced in QofS, it would be good for Bond to do a stop off in Canada. Re Australia (which is a great idea) Another stopping point in my mind would be New Zealand. - A beautiful country, it would be nice to see it without it becoming Middle Earth, or Narnia but as itself!  ajb007/biggrin

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Number24 wrote:

Here is an interesting, fresh and very cinematic Middle east location: Shibam in Yemen. It is a square town with the worlds oldest "skyscrapers":


http://www.traveladventures.org/contine … ibam01.jpg

http://www.marionkaplan.com/lib/mkyec455.jpg

http://www.worldbuildings.net/images/sh … emen12.jpg

http://www.yemen-nic.net/English%20site … okaban.jpg




This stunning "Manhattan in the desert" has barely changed since it was last rebuildt in 1553 and it's still a living breathing community!

I like the location - but they'll only have Bond flying from roof to roof doing parquor again, and we can't have that three times in a row...

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I'd still pin my hopes on south africa a truly stunning part of the world.

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Baring in mind my first response, I belive Dubai would be a great location for Bond 23, have Bond mixing with the local billionaires, perhaps a boat chase over those mini islands that represent the countries of the world, with Bond battling it out over them with some bad guy and ending up on the island representing Britain where Bond kills him, makes witty quip then the titles roll...

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scottmu65 wrote:

Baring in mind my first response, I belive Dubai would be a great location for Bond 23, have Bond mixing with the local billionaires, perhaps a boat chase over those mini islands that represent the countries of the world, with Bond battling it out over them with some bad guy and ending up on the island representing Britain where Bond kills him, makes witty quip then the titles roll...

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I will be attacked here for not having an official interview or source for this, but I remember reading that Michael G. Wilson's wants to set the next Bond film in New York....

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A topic was opened (and closed again) containing a link to Digital Spy claiming Afghanistan is a location in Bond 23.
I think it's a graet idea. The landscape is stunning, not everyone has been ther on last years holiday and it's dangerous!
Richard Maibaum Perhaps they should send 007 to asassinate someone?
What they shouldn't do is make Bond pretty much a part of the coalition forces, fight with them.
Assainating an afghan warlord who produces opium and is a governor in a province and/or minister in the government but now is planning to defect to the Taliban may work better. Make the asassination happen in northern Pakistan.  The landscape is the same, local warlords and the Taliban rule and it's beter to send an agent in sted of soldiers.
Still controversial stuff - I know    ajb007/rolleyes

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Here's another link, which is also in the "Work on 'Bond 23' Begins" thread:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2009/jun … fghanistan

It's a timely enough location, that's for sure...  ajb007/amazed


Gothic ZM wrote:

I will be attacked here for not having an official interview or source for this, but I remember reading that Michael G. Wilson's wants to set the next Bond film in New York....

Well...as I've said elsewhere, Bond doesn't just travel to one place anymore   ajb007/wink   A plot with drugs as an element easily works in both Afghanistan and NYC...I've become convinced that 007 will be in New York for #23  ajb007/shifty

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Loeffelholz wrote:

Here's another link, which is also in the "Work on 'Bond 23' Begins" thread:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2009/jun … fghanistan

It's a timely enough location, that's for sure...  ajb007/amazed


Gothic ZM wrote:

I will be attacked here for not having an official interview or source for this, but I remember reading that Michael G. Wilson's wants to set the next Bond film in New York....

Well...as I've said elsewhere, Bond doesn't just travel to one place anymore   ajb007/wink   A plot with drugs as an element easily works in both Afghanistan and NYC...I've become convinced that 007 will be in New York for #23  ajb007/shifty

Maybe Boston or Philadelphia would have been a better choice, if they're looking for an n'eastern locale.

However, (personal bias aside) they should send him to the midwest ajb007/smile

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I like the Afghanistan idea, and could easily see our boy there - I also would love to see him, in total contrast, in Canada. Perhaps a visit up there once done in NY? ajb007/shifty

(Plus a free trip out to see my parents, who live in Canada, and perhaps a glimpse of the lovely man himself....plus the Winter Olympics are to be held in Vancouver next year, so it will be high profile, with perhaps some good opportunities?? )

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Canada seems like a good choice. Funny how the only time Eon used it was to stand in as Austria for the PTS parachute jump TSWLM. I remember when my dad took me skiing in Whistler BC and I thought it would make a great location for a future Bond film. I would not mind seeing New York either if the rumors are true. Even if their is about 5 to 10  movies produced a year with New York as a location. Plus it would make up for the lackluster scenes of NYC that were in LALD, I remember thinking that for a movie that filmed in Manhatten even during the rough period of the 1970's you did not get the sense that it was poorly presneted when compared to say Japan in YOLT.

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Canada is good location and has some weird, high-tech locations that turn up in Stargate SG-1 and many other sci-fi movies/shows, such as Simon Fraser University.

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In 47 years, why has Bond still never gone to Australia? This must be done. Must must must must must. It's becoming almost embarassing that he's still never gone to that corner of the world.

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somwhere with snow, craigs Bond has only been there briefly in CR's PTS and at the end of QOS.

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walther p99 wrote:

somwhere with snow, craigs Bond has only been there briefly in CR's PTS and at the end of QOS.

Yeah, I'd like to see that too. At the risk of Craig's Bond being too young/modern/non-conformist, I'd like to see him snowboarding - being chased by people whilst carving massive plumes of snow in his wake...

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Just a good old, full-out snowmobile chase might be quite a lot of fun, too  ajb007/cool

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just as long as there are no parachutes or para-snowboarding involved ajb007/lol

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