Take a look at early production artwork for the
latest James Bond videogame "From Russia With
Love" with two concept videos from the Russian
FRWL - Concept Art Video Blow-Out
5th November 2005
In the original 1963 movie, James Bond visits the Russia Consulate
with Kerim Bey - via the underground waterways. Bey takes Bond
down to his cellar where the board a boat and sail off along an
underwater canal, eventually coming to a chamber beneath the Russian
consulate complete with periscope peeking the Russian's conference
Above: Bond flies in on his jetpack
(left), and Kerim Bey takes 007 on a tour underneath the
Russian Consulate (right).
They spy on a meeting of the leading Russian agents in Turkey,
and Bey recognizes Bulgarian assassin Krilencu at the table. Bond
also gets his first real glimpse of Romanova. He asks Bey for
plans of the Russian Consulate and they head for a a gypsy settlement
loyal to Bey where Bond can hide from the attentions of Krilencu.
Above: Early artwork conceptualizing
the action in the consulate (left) and in the canals (right).
London cables Bond telling him that Romanova's description of
the device seems genuine and that he is to go ahead with the deal.
He applies for a visa from the Russian Consulate, allowing his
access to the building.
Above: Concept artwork for the Russian
At a pre-arranged moment, Bey sets off an explosive charge in
the chamber beneath the building, releasing tear gas throughout
the Consulate. In the resulting chaos, Bond is able to find Romanova
and make off with the decoder. After a nasty run-in with a pack
of rats in the cellar, Bond and Romanova join Bey and make good
Above: Pre-production art of the action
sequences inside the Russian Consulate.
Before any code is written or 3D models rendered, pre-production
artists and game designs develop concepts and the visual style
of the adventure. Click below to watch short features based around
the Russian Consulate missions.
"From Russia With Love" Underground Boat Sequence (14.13MB)
"From Russia With Love" Russian Consulate Sequence (13.69