The James Bond franchise is known for its exotic locales, but his new movie, Skyfall, will take him home to London. In the latest video blog, director Sam Mendes and stars Daniel Craig and Judi Dench explain the appeal of shooting in London along with its challenges. I would disagree with Mendes that London isn’t a photogenic city, but I guess he knows better than I. Having visited London many years ago, I was taken in by the city’s age. Nothing in America that isn’t Native American is more than four-hundred years old. Europe looks at our age and laughs. But I like that Mendes is challenging himself to find a new way to shoot London and give it a personality to fall in line with what he has in store for Bond’s new adventure.
Hit the jump to check out the video blog. The film also stars Berenice Marlohe, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Helen McCroy, Albert Finney, and Ralph Fiennes. Skyfall opens November 9th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Skyfall:
Daniel Craig is back as James Bond 007 in Skyfall, the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time. In Skyfall, Bond’s loyalty to M (Judi Dench) is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.