Rumour: Great Wall of China motorcycle chase to feature in Bond 23

29-Jun-2011 • Skyfall

According to a single source to the Club James Bond France website, a motorcycle chase along the Great Wall of China will feature in Bond 23.

The scene was originally conceived for the 1989 film "Licence To Kill", but after several location scouting trips, shooting negotiations hit snags. Furthermore, the release of "The Last Emperor" in 1988 took the mystique out of basing an adventure there, and the production moved to Mexico and the sequence was dropped.

Several major action and stunt sequences in the Bond films were actually conceived in earlier scripts.

It will be the first time James Bond has visited the Chinese mainland in an EON Productions film since Roger Moore stopped in Macau Province, and later Hong Kong (when it was a British territory) in "The Man With The Golden Gun" in 1974. More recently, the Communist super-power was featured in the plot in the 1997 film "Tomorrow Never Dies", and Pierce Brosnan's 007 popped by Hong Kong in 2002's "Die Another Day".

Locations previously rumoured to feature in the 23rd James Bond film include South Africa and India. It will be Daniel Craig's third outing as 007. Shooting is expected to commence in November 2012 for release in the UK on October 26th, 2012.

Thanks to `Eric` for the alert.

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