An action sequence abandoned from "GoldenEye" before
production began is finally being realised in the
new film "Skyfall"...
Shelved GoldenEye Stunt
25th March 2012
At a late stage in the scripting process for
Pierce Brosnan's debut outing as 007, a daring rooftop train
sequence above a
ravine was planned. The action would be a key moment in "GoldenEye",
and former 007 production designer Syd
Cain was brought on to
create the storyboards for the complex stunt. As shooting neared,
the set-piece was shelved.
As has happened many times in the past, such as the helicopter
buzz saws eventually seen in "The World Is Not Enough",
sequences once determined to be too costly or technically challenging
are resurrected for a later film.
A variation on the stunt
first envisioned back in the early 1990s will be seen later
this year in "Skyfall", now
being shot in Turkey. The location will be the Varda Railway Bridge
in the Taurus Mountains.