51

Re: Future Bond locations

I think arg e bam is being restored, and was meant to be finished in the next few years. The time it takes Eon to make a bond film it will look as good as new.

It was either that.....or the priesthood

52

Re: Future Bond locations

Matt S wrote:

I live in New York, and I have a hard time imagining what Bond could do with it that would be unique. It really seems like New York is the most popular place for films to take place, even more than Los Angeles now.

There are great, unique cities that aren't touched much in film, like Sydney or Cape Town. And there's more to do in the countries those cities are in as well. Bond used to always take us somewhere new, and there are still new, exciting places in the world.

As a Cape Town resident I have been hoping for some time that Bond would come here. The TV news segment in Spectre was fun, it got a huge laugh in the packed Cape Town IMAX screening when I saw the film.

Hopefully Bond 25 will see 007 himself make the trip to SA.

53

Re: Future Bond locations

Chriscoop wrote:

I think arg e bam is being restored, and was meant to be finished in the next few years. The time it takes Eon to make a bond film it will look as good as new.

Yes, by 2020 Arg-e Bam will have flat screen TV's and jacuzi's  ajb007/biggrin

54

Re: Future Bond locations

China has a lot to offer  ajb007/bond

Imagine a speedboat- or swamp boat chase in the Xiapu Mudflats in Fujian:

http://images.china.cn/attachement/jpg/site1007/20140401/00016c42b42314a46d2818.jpg


Fenghuang in Hunan looks fantastic:
http://lh4.ggpht.com/-LXEu28MFVf4/UgSyUbtKz5I/AAAAAAAArDc/qMU2bMkQf5s/fenghuang-19%25255B6%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800


Perhaps a swamp boat/motorcross bike chase in Yunhe Rice Terrace,  Zhejiang?
http://www.synotrip.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/node_view/391ffd33a5e5dd7c9a6b17cf86ee1ad3.jpg

55

Re: Future Bond locations

China does have a lot to offer, but "China" was just featured in Skyfall.

56

Re: Future Bond locations

China is very large and is far more varied than northern Italy where Craig has been a lot lately. Why can't China feature in Bond25 when the Alp region, Turkey and northern Italy has featured more than once in Craig's movies?

A diving scene in Underwater City in Shicheng would be stunning:
http://static.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/uuuploads/abandoned-places/abandoned-places-16.jpg

http://awesomeplacesonearth.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/UnderwaterArt_1.jpg

57

Re: Future Bond locations

" China is very large " Now that I can agree with  ajb007/biggrin  So many different
land and city scapes , plenty of stunning locations   ajb007/martini

“I remember the last thing my Nan said to me before she died.
‘What are you doing here with that hammer?’”..... Lee Mack.

58

Re: Future Bond locations

I like to post controversial statements like that  ajb007/smile

59

Re: Future Bond locations

I've been watching a series called wild China recently and it is an amazing and varied place... Good call number24

It was either that.....or the priesthood

60

Re: Future Bond locations

I'd make the same argument for New York City and the surrounding region: diversity of architecture. I also think that skyscrapers have been underutilized ajb007/wink

"Blood & Ashes"...AVAILABLE on Amazon.co.uk: Get 'Jaded': Blood & Ashes: The Debut Oscar Jade Thriller
"I am not an entrant in the Shakespeare Stakes." - Ian Fleming
"Screw 'em." - Daniel Craig, The Best James Bond EverTM

61

Re: Future Bond locations

While I'm not against Bond visiting New York, it will take the very best script writers, location people and DoP to make soemthing new out of one of the most filmed cities on earth.

62

Re: Future Bond locations

Loeffelholz wrote:

I'd make the same argument for New York City and the surrounding region: diversity of architecture. I also think that skyscrapers have been underutilized ajb007/wink

I myself opted for new York, my reasons being that only a small area ever seems used in films and there is still far more to see, but opinion seems to be its over used in films already, some parts are but the majority not at all.

It was either that.....or the priesthood

63

Re: Future Bond locations

Loeffelholz wrote:

I'd make the same argument for New York City and the surrounding region: diversity of architecture. I also think that skyscrapers have been underutilized ajb007/wink

After what Mission: Impossible 4 did with a skyscraper, I don't think anything can top that. I still don't see what Bond could do uniquely with New York City (or the surrounding region). I live in New York City and I'm from the surrounding region. Imagine a Bond film on Long Island? Well, I could see Bond in the Hamptons.

64

Re: Future Bond locations

Chriscoop wrote:
Loeffelholz wrote:

I'd make the same argument for New York City and the surrounding region: diversity of architecture. I also think that skyscrapers have been underutilized ajb007/wink

I myself opted for new York, my reasons being that only a small area ever seems used in films and there is still far more to see, but opinion seems to be its over used in films already, some parts are but the majority not at all.

The parts that are seen in films are most of Manhattan and sections of Brooklyn. What else in New York do you think should be better represented? Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx really don't have anything to offer Bond. There's little diversity of architecture.

65

Re: Future Bond locations

Matt S wrote:
Chriscoop wrote:
Loeffelholz wrote:

I'd make the same argument for New York City and the surrounding region: diversity of architecture. I also think that skyscrapers have been underutilized ajb007/wink

I myself opted for new York, my reasons being that only a small area ever seems used in films and there is still far more to see, but opinion seems to be its over used in films already, some parts are but the majority not at all.

The parts that are seen in films are most of Manhattan and sections of Brooklyn. What else in New York do you think should be better represented? Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx really don't have anything to offer Bond. There's little diversity of architecture.

Is it possible as your a resident new York is kind if normalised to you? I live near a city called York in the UK and as nice as it is I don't see why it has such huge tourist trade,  but I think that's because im just so used to it. I do really think bond needs city scenes and some far off new places in equal measure.

It was either that.....or the priesthood

66

Re: Future Bond locations

Chriscoop wrote:
Matt S wrote:
Chriscoop wrote:

I myself opted for new York, my reasons being that only a small area ever seems used in films and there is still far more to see, but opinion seems to be its over used in films already, some parts are but the majority not at all.

The parts that are seen in films are most of Manhattan and sections of Brooklyn. What else in New York do you think should be better represented? Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx really don't have anything to offer Bond. There's little diversity of architecture.

Is it possible as your a resident new York is kind if normalised to you? I live near a city called York in the UK and as nice as it is I don't see why it has such huge tourist trade,  but I think that's because im just so used to it. I do really think bond needs city scenes and some far off new places in equal measure.

Have you been to the parts of New York City that you don't see in the films? Much of it looks the same. There's no tourist trade in Staten Island. The Bronx has Yankee Stadium, the Zoo and Botanical Gardens for tourists, but no interesting architecture. Queens has the most tourists, but that's only because there are two airports there, and maybe the sports stadiums. York actually has beautiful, varied architecture, and that's not something you'll find outside of Manhattan and Brooklyn in New York.

67

Re: Future Bond locations

Chriscoop wrote:
Loeffelholz wrote:

I'd make the same argument for New York City and the surrounding region: diversity of architecture. I also think that skyscrapers have been underutilized ajb007/wink

I myself opted for new York, my reasons being that only a small area ever seems used in films and there is still far more to see, but opinion seems to be its over used in films already, some parts are but the majority not at all.

This is my take on it....

If you want diversity of architecture theres Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Dubai, to be used....

1. For Your Eyes Only      2. The Living Daylights    3 From Russia with Love  4. Casino Royale  5. OHMSS  6. Skyfall

68

Re: Future Bond locations

This is what most of New York City looks like:

http://s22.postimg.cc/fqxk6hfrl/8607974599_33d754cb5d_o.jpg

Does anyone find this exciting?

69

Re: Future Bond locations

I should clarify that there are things in New York City I find very exciting, but those are also the parts always featured in films. Maybe if they could create another World's Fair like there was in 1964 and feature Bond involved in that, it would be cool.

70

Re: Future Bond locations

York is a beautiful city, but when you see it all the time you get used to it....it becomes normal, I see the city walls and they're just that, although there are hundreds of people taking photos and walking along them, I know  I am lucky to live amongst beautiful countryside and medieval villages but they're just normal to me as I'm sure new York is to you. I've been to your city just once for a long weekend and thought it an amazing place and so familiar, due to the amount of exposure it gets in films, but I still think it is somewhere bond should visit, as Fleming once intended.

It was either that.....or the priesthood

71

Re: Future Bond locations

Matt S wrote:
Loeffelholz wrote:

I'd make the same argument for New York City and the surrounding region: diversity of architecture. I also think that skyscrapers have been underutilized ajb007/wink

After what Mission: Impossible 4 did with a skyscraper, I don't think anything can top that. I still don't see what Bond could do uniquely with New York City (or the surrounding region). I live in New York City and I'm from the surrounding region. Imagine a Bond film on Long Island? Well, I could see Bond in the Hamptons.

MI4 was cool, sure, but hardly the last word on what's possible. I've got a great gag in mind, and guess I'll just use it myself ajb007/wink

Just a question of imagination, re: NYC & state. I just disagree that Bond should just stay away  ajb007/confused

"Blood & Ashes"...AVAILABLE on Amazon.co.uk: Get 'Jaded': Blood & Ashes: The Debut Oscar Jade Thriller
"I am not an entrant in the Shakespeare Stakes." - Ian Fleming
"Screw 'em." - Daniel Craig, The Best James Bond EverTM

72

Re: Future Bond locations

I for one, would love to see Bond back in NY ( or at least get to see what 009 was
doing there )  ajb007/wink  as others have said, there are always new ways of filming, to get
the best from places.

“I remember the last thing my Nan said to me before she died.
‘What are you doing here with that hammer?’”..... Lee Mack.

73

Re: Future Bond locations

James bond in new York?? Sounds like a title for a story

It was either that.....or the priesthood

74

Re: Future Bond locations

ajb007/lol  well 007 ?

Chicago, is another city I think would work well for Bond.

“I remember the last thing my Nan said to me before she died.
‘What are you doing here with that hammer?’”..... Lee Mack.

75

Re: Future Bond locations

Thunderpussy wrote:

ajb007/lol  well 007 ?

Chicago, is another city I think would work well for Bond.

Too windy

It was either that.....or the priesthood