James Bond's famous Aston Martin DB5 will return
in "Skyfall" - Daniel Craig spotted driving during
Aston Martin DB5 Returns
10th December 2011
One of the best loved elements of the
James Bond film series will be back for "Skyfall" as
007's Aston Martin
DB5 will once again be making an appearance.
The famous car was snapped last night as members of the
public saw filming take place on location at a light industrial
estate off Childers Street - walking distance from Millwall
Football Club - in the London Borough of Lewisham.
Shot at night, the scene is reminiscent of "Goldfinger",
with Bond driving the DB5 down narrow streets, zipping
past warehouses and ducking under the arches of a railway
line. For the 1964 film, the chase scene at Auric Enterprises
was actually shot at Pinewood Studios.
Judi Dench were reported
to be on location, with the former behind the wheel.
During the Bond 'reboot', 007 won his
Aston Martin DB5 in a poker game with Dimitrios in
will continue in Deptford and New
Cross in London. In the movie, the DB5 action will
feature in scene #134.
Right: James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 was
filmed with Daniel Craig behind the wheel on Friday 9th
Although seemingly as pervasive in the Bond franchise as a tuxedo,
dry martini and Walther PPK, an Aston Martin DB5 has only actually
featured in five films: "Goldfinger", "Thunderball", "GoldenEye", "Tomorrow
Never Dies" and "Casino
Royale". There was also
a scene cut from "The World
Is Not Enough" where Bond
arrived at King's funeral in the car.
Above Left: The production
trucks take over Childers St early Friday morning. Above
Left: The crew and safety team prepare for the driving
scenes shot at night on Arlow Road. There were concerns
the wet road surface could freeze over.
Fleming had originally put 007 in an Aston
Martin DB Mark III when he wrote the 'Goldfinger' novel back
in 1959, but four years later when shooting started, newer models
had been produced and the latest and greatest was required for
the world's favourite secret agent. The DB5, made famous by 007,
boomed into a massive merchandise icon. Today, fans can buy diecasts
and miniatures, Scaletrix sets, and many other collectibles.
Above: The action was captured
just south of the intersection of Arlow Road and Childers
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