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Just trying to draw connections, but does anyone else think Mr. White's comments to Bond about SPECTRE now involving itself with "Women, children" was foreshadowing for Bond 25?

I also don't buy into the whole "Genome of a Woman" thing. But what about "Helix" as a title? Did a quick search and "Shattered Helix" was a Bond comic in the early 1990s (which I didn't know about before). And it's plot sounds like a bit of a model for Bond 25 based on what little we know so far

From MI6

Official Synopsis
Issue #1 - Bond once again faces the supersecret criminal organization Cerberus. This time, Cerberus has its heart set on acquiring the most dangerous disease known to man, a genetically engineered nightmare buried in a secret base in the Antarctic. Bond joins forces with scientist Serena Mountjoy to in a deadly race to the South Pole. Unforgettable action, beautiful women, and bizarre, diabolical villains -- this is Bond at his best!
Issue #2 - Cerberus has penetrated the secret laboratory in the heart of the Antarctic. Its goal -- the deadliest disease known to man, perfect for its goals of global blackmail and mayhem! James Bond is hot on its heels, aided by beautiful biologist Serena Mountjoy. But to stop Cerberus in this caper, he must make his way through Bullock, a murderous monster of a man with bulletproof body armor surgically grafted into his skin!

https://www.mi6-hq.com/sections/comics/sh.php3

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This whole "Genome Of A Woman" title thing is pretty awful and bizarre on the surface but where there's smoke there's usually fire.
Whether or not the casting of the young girl who looks like Lea Seydoux  was for a young Madeleine or some sort of genetically constructed clone I am getting a sneaking feeling in my bones (and a good bit of wishful thinking) that possibly "Genome of A Woman" may be code for the actual title....drum role please....."The Property of A Lady". Ok, now I am going to get wild and crazy and make a completely out of left field plot guess: Madeleine is murdered in the PTS after marrying Bond (homage to OHMSS) but in a longer more involved action sequence. At some point after being recruited back into active service, Bond finds out that there is a child who may have been cloned by the bad guys (I'm assuming SPECTRE) from Madeleine's genes. To throw in a little family emo that we get these days in Bond, the possibility that the child was created from Madeleine and Bond's genes. If the child is 6 years old it would fit with the timeline of Bond marrying and retiring. We do know that in the sequence in Norway, the child ends up under the ice while being pursued by the masked bad guy. Is it possible that the rest of that sequence has Bond showing up and rescuing the child (possibly his daughter). Now it does appear that Craig was not on location while that sequence was filmed, but considering the dangerous nature, it is possible that the rest of it will be completed in the studio? The other crazy possibility could be that the revenge crazed Blofeld has used SPECTRE's nefarious human genetics program to create a child of Bond and Madeleine after Madeleine's death to continue to wreak havoc on Bond by either raising the child to be part of SPECTRE or just killing the child. Probably way off on all accounts but it's something that just entered my thoughts while reading the previous posts. ajb007/smile

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HowardB wrote:

If the child is 6 years old it would fit with the timeline of Bond marrying and retiring. We do know that in the sequence in Norway, the child ends up under the ice while being pursued by the masked bad guy.

The child is not six. She's more like 13 or 14.

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Someone wrote:
HowardB wrote:

If the child is 6 years old it would fit with the timeline of Bond marrying and retiring. We do know that in the sequence in Norway, the child ends up under the ice while being pursued by the masked bad guy.

The child is not six. She's more like 13 or 14.

Yes.....definitely not 6; hadn't seen that video clip in a while. I'm fine waiting to see the film in April to find out what it's all about but sometimes it's fun to guess. It looks to be a very harrowing and tough scene even without context. I don't recall any scenes of a child in peril like that in any other Bond film. I really hope the suspense thriller aspect that was absent in SPECTRE returns. Leaning toward the flashback of Madeleine theory. Could be a nightmare she has the night before her wedding....a prophetic one. As the daughter of Mr. White she apparently had a life spent as potential targets. Ironically, her relationship with Bond has brought her back to that kind of life, even after he has walked away from the Service.....the past is never far behind.

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Maybe that weird Genoma of a Woman rumored title is just a cover for The Property of a Lady?

Edit: ah, you beat me to it, Howard.  ajb007/embarrassed

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blueman wrote:

Maybe that weird Genoma of a Woman rumored title is just a cover for The Property of a Lady?

Edit: ah, you beat me to it, Howard.  ajb007/embarrassed

Might be a reach, but it's as good a guess as any. It's also Fleming, very classic Bond sounding  and  a decent title IMO which has flexibility, but it may not be dynamic enough for what the producers like these days. License Renewed is another good one considering the story line and there appears to be be a Scotland angle but I don't know if EON is willing to spend the money on the rights to the novel.....unless that has been done on the down low already and there are some key plot points adapted to Bond 25. We are probably way off on both. ajb007/lol

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This Italian woman, Annette Colaprice has posted this Instagram story, which will expire after so many hours, with lots of video of the Matera hotel room set and the fake cemetery on the opposite side of he gorge which Matera runs along. I'll be screen grabbing pictures from it to post later.
https://www.instagram.com/stories/annette_colaprice/

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Here are screen grabs showing the latest progress with the Matera hotel room set from the Instagram video of an Italian woman, Annette Colaprice, who has posted it all as an Instagram story, which will expire after so many hours.
https://www.instagram.com/stories/annette_colaprice/

https://i.postimg.cc/nMsVJ0G4/hotel-1.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/rD9MJbqk/hotel-2.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/R6WmvZKS/hotel-3.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/2V9hcHGP/hotel-4.jpg

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Here are screen grabs showing the fake graveyard being built on the opposite side of the gorge, along which Matera partly runs. These images are from the Instagram video of an Italian woman, Annette Colaprice, who has posted it all as an Instagram story, which will expire after so many hours.
https://www.instagram.com/stories/annette_colaprice/

https://i.postimg.cc/yDW5tbH9/grave-1.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/7bMp2z9C/grave-2.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/fSZfsJSp/grave-3.jpg

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More Matera and graveyard pics care of local media.
http://www.sassilive.it/cultura-e-spett … rt-e-foto/

And apparently there is going to be an explosion, which they had to get environmental approval for.
https://www.materanews.net/eventi-pirot … asilicata/

There are various Italian media stories detailing the many, many traffic restrictions Matera is going to be under from yesterday until various dates up to 21 September.
http://www.sassilive.it/cronaca/pubblic … e-riprese/

The official local government announcement can be found here detailing the traffic restrictions;
http://www.comune.matera.it/dal-comune- … le-riprese

The filming appears to be taking place across a wide area in the town of Matera. I walked the Skyfall Istanbul car/bike chase (not over the roofs admittedly) once and the route you see Bond and Patrice take doesn't exist, so I'd imagine bits of Matera are being chosen for the chase route because they look good or meet some other need for the chase.

But two facts emerge from the stories that are interesting. One is that there is confirmation that Marketto007's info is correct that filming is planned into October. Its October 4th, not 15th, but they are filming in other parts of southern Italy, so that could easily push the filming to mid-October.
This story; https://giornalemio.it/cronaca/per-jame … -rovescia/
says: "This Administration has authorized the filming of the film entitled "Bond 25", in the period between 15 July and 04 October 2019;"

15 July might be a typo or maybe that date was set to encompass possible dates for the start of the set construction work.

And the second fact is that they are going to be laser scanning the streets, reported here;
https://giornalemio.it/cronaca/per-jame … -rovescia/
I'm guessing this is for VFX: "...in Via Bruno Buozzi, a parking area reserved for residents between civic numbers 23 and 34, for laser scanner operations..."

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From ‘Fleabag' to James Bond and Beyond: Phoebe Waller-Bridge on Death and Her Secret New Movie

In March and April, while Waller-Bridge was in New York for nightly performances of Fleabag — Anna Wintour and Adam Driver were among those spotted at the sold-out run — she was secretly polishing the script on the still-untitled Bond 25, said to be Daniel Craig's final turn in the role. It was Craig's suggestion that she give the project, beleaguered by delays, some sharper dialogue. The fifth credited screenwriter, she joined director Cary Joji Fukunaga, co-writer Scott Z. Burns and usual Bond maestros Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. Sources paint Waller-Bridge's pay at around $2 million for her incremental work on the script. Not too shabby for a punch-up. Her hiring speaks to an awareness that Bond needs to better serve female characters in his post-#MeToo debut.

"There's something about James Bond that always intrigued me in a similar way that Villanelle did," says Waller-Bridge, referencing Comer's Killing Eve assassin. "They live a fantasy! But it's a life none of us would ever want, if we're honest. We don't want to go put a bullet in someone's head to sleep with people and have martinis. It's a kind of fantasy nightmare." Asked about reports that Bond 25 actress Lashana Lynch will be picking up the 007 mantle, she says, "The whole thing has potential to birth new iconic characters all the time."

She's cognizant and somewhat suspicious of the mild frenzy around her contribution: "A lot has been made of me coming on board because I'm a woman, and that's wonderful. But also I can't take credit for the movie that was written. It's Cary's movie."

Bond on the Box - Website | Twitter | Facebook | LetterBoxd | YouTube

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Si scaldano i motori per l’operazione 007 del film “James Bond 25” nei Sassi di Matera, primo ciak slitta a settembre
http://www.sassilive.it/cultura-e-spett … settembre/

http://www.sassilive.it/wp-content/uploads/james-bond-25-auto.jpg

http://www.sassilive.it/wp-content/uploads/james-bond-25-auto-2.jpg

Bond on the Box - Website | Twitter | Facebook | LetterBoxd | YouTube

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Red_Snow wrote:

Si scaldano i motori per l’operazione 007 del film “James Bond 25” nei Sassi di Matera, primo ciak slitta a settembre
http://www.sassilive.it/cultura-e-spett … settembre/

http://www.sassilive.it/wp-content/uploads/james-bond-25-auto.jpg

http://www.sassilive.it/wp-content/uploads/james-bond-25-auto-2.jpg

Finally a DB5 sighting! ajb007/smile

Is that blue car in the transporter a Jaguar F-Type? The silver ones in front appear to be Jaguar XJs.

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The latest sassilive.it story has confirmed two facts from Marketto007's spoiler info.   
http://www.sassilive.it/cultura-e-spett … settembre/

"The first take in the city of the Sassi, scheduled for August 26th, will be postponed to the first week of September, in which the protagonist Daniel Craig will also be in the city of the Sassi," confirming that DC will not be filming until early September.

"...the new 007 film that will be shot in Matera in September and the first half of October." And confirming that filming will continue in the Matera region until mid-October.

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One number caught my eye in the latest sassilive.it story, 32.
http://www.sassilive.it/cultura-e-spett … settembre/

"Among the 32 open-air sets set up between the Sassi of Matera and the Parco della Murgia Materana"
Really, 32 sets?

You have the cemetery, the hotel room, and the Matera streets of, Porta Pistola; Via Madonne delle Virtù; Vico Sant'Agostino; Vico XX Settembre; Via D'Addozio; Rec. I D'Addozio; Via Fiorentini; Via Sant'Antonio Abate; Vico Sant'Agostino; Piazza Garibaldi; Via Madonna Delle Virtù; Piazza San Pietro Caveoso; Via Bruno Buozzi; Via Roma; P.za Vittorio Veneto; Via Rosselli; Via Lucana; Via La Vista; Via Stigliani; Via Amendola; Via Gattini; Via Amendola; Via Pentasuglia; Via Piave; Vico II F.co Paolo Festa; Via Casalnuovo; Via Cappuccini; Via Ridola; Via Ridola; Via Duni; Via Lanera; Via Castello.

They are just adding up all the street restrictions.

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So Italy will have the biggest footprint in the movie?

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https://i.imgur.com/IW2zUxD.jpg

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John Francis Kennedy wrote:

So Italy will have the biggest footprint in the movie?

It's hard to judge because its easy to confuse pre-filming construction work and stunt work and then you have the actual cast members.

I think they spent a total of three months in Turkey for that film's 10 minute PTS but the cast members were not there for three months. It's a 6-7 month shoot for Bond movies and there is a lot of simultaneous work, filming units going on.   

While there seem to be many filming locations in Italy, it could be just one long chase sequence that uses locations in a non-geographic way, so the geography of the chase is actually nonsensical but it looks good on the screen.

So far, they seem to have done very little location work beyond the 2 weeks in Jamaica. No cast members were seen in Norway. Pinewood doubled for Cuba. Cast members may have been in Swinley forest in England. The car chases all seem to be using digital face replacement. They are laser scanning the Italian streets which could mean they will be used for CGI and/or rear screen projection/green screen for studio based filming of the actors in the cars during the chase.

I wrote about the strangeness of Bond25's filming schedules here;
https://www.ajb007.co.uk/post/955660/#p955660

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ggl007 wrote:

https://i.imgur.com/IW2zUxD.jpg

Here is the Instagram account.
https://www.instagram.com/aeroportidipuglia/

That translates as;

aeroportidipuglia's profile picture
aeroportidipuglia
BOND 25 IS JUST LANDED
The next film of # 007 will also be shot in #Gravina in Puglia and #Matera.
Production has just landed at #Bari with this flight. ✈️
A great new international production, another great opportunity for visibility and promotion on a global scale for #Puglia.
Great Team game.

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The Spy Command has posted a couple of interesting videos on his Bond25 timeline.
https://spycommandfeatures.wordpress.co … e-part-ii/

One is an interview with Phoebe Waller Bridge (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQzVfTE2JBs&t=988s) and the other is a 2min long local Matera news report (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQBjXqu_VPI) with some good images of the cemetery.

https://i.postimg.cc/4mDnGCtB/cemetery.jpg

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Laser scanning streets in Italy..

Ah the good old days when lasers where used on bond himself

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John Francis Kennedy wrote:

So Italy will have the biggest footprint in the movie?

Italy is more of a bootprint. ajb007/shifty

I'll be here all week. Try the veal.

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Westward_Drift wrote:
John Francis Kennedy wrote:

So Italy will have the biggest footprint in the movie?

Italy is more of a bootprint. ajb007/shifty

I'll be here all week. Try the veal.


I never thought of that!

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Westward_Drift wrote:
John Francis Kennedy wrote:

So Italy will have the biggest footprint in the movie?

Italy is more of a bootprint. ajb007/shifty

I'll be here all week. Try the veal.

Aahh, Vitello Tonnato, yes try the veal.

"I mean, she almost kills bond...with her ass."
-Mr Arlington Beech

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I've found the trailer for No Time to Die!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRGyGCWUTqk

Wow, it's a remake of a film from 1987!  ajb007/lol