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Tabloids claim 'Skyfall' budget cuts will mean British seaside filming

18-Jan-2012 • Skyfall

According to a report in red top rag The Daily Mirror, James Bond producers "have had to slash their budget and are shooting in Bognor Regis after scrapping plans to head for six different exotic countries to make the next 007 film Skyfall."

It is well known to Bond fans that attempts to shoot the film in India were scuppered by government bureaucracy and South Africa never panned out. The 23rd adventure will instead shoot extensively in Turkey.

The paper claims that: "They are using various UK beaches. Skyfall will also rely heavily on special effects and advanced sets at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire."

A fabricated quote from a 'source' told the paper: "To say some of the cast and crew are a bit gutted is an understatement. Originally six different countries were selected to film certain scenes but after several technical and financial problems, it was decided to scale back and just use Turkey as the sole foreign location. As well as Pinewood’s incredible facilities, the UK has an array of amazing, untapped resources, and some stunning beaches particularly along the south coast and parts of Wales. While Bognor is hardly the most exotic of locations, it is important for the franchise that they support British industry, and give something back. Everyone is confident this will be one of the best Bonds ever."

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