007.com have released a new video diary chronicling Alexander Witt's second unit shoot in China...

Alexander Witt Video Diary

19th April 2012

The latest video diary from 007.com (first released exclusively on Yahoo) takes viewers behind the scenes as the second unit shoots on location in Shanghai and Macau. First AD Michael Lerman speaks about the exciting and exotic locations for which James Bond is renowned before Second Unit Director Alexander Witt explains some of the action captured in Shanghai.

"One of the special things about working on the Bond films is finding just the right location for what the script is calling for. You find a lot of time in pre-production travelling from one location to the next." - Michael Lerman

The nightlife of Shanghai is captured in a sequence that sees James Bond tailing Patrice (Ola Rapace) through the neon-lit streets. The video blog also gives a look at a sequence involving Bond star Daniel Craig at a high-rise bar - a sequence actually staged at Pinewood.

Briefing
The 23rd James Bond film, "Skyfall", commenced principal studio photography on 7th November 2011 for a UK release on October 26th, 2012 and the USA on November 9, 2012. MGM will produce, finance and distribute 007's 23rd adventure in partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Daniel Craig will be returning as the legendary British secret agent, alongside Judi Dench as "M", with Sam Mendes directing a screenplay written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan. The cast will also include Bérénice Marlohe, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney and Ben Wishaw. The film will shoot at Pinewood Studios and on location in London, England; Scotland; Shanghai, China and Istanbul, Turkey.

It will be the longest gap between Bond movies without a change in the lead role. In addition, 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the EON Productions series of James Bond films.

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