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5:00 PM on 08.29.2013

Batman vs. Superman filming in Detroit in 2014

Things are rolling right along for Batman vs. Superman. We've got casting (and not casting), a screenplay by David S. Goyer and now shooting plans. The massive picture will be heading to Detroit to do some filming and also gi...

Matthew Razak

2:00 PM on 02.15.2013

20,000 Leagues to shoot in Australia

David Fincher’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo has been offered a tax incentive to film in Australia by its government. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Australian government is offering Disney a 30 ...

Logan Otremba

Movie Loverís Guide to the World: The IMDb 250 on a map photo
Movie Loverís Guide to the World: The IMDb 250 on a map
by Hubert Vigilla

Here something really cool from the foreign exchange company Travelex. It's an interactive world map that's focused on the IMDb top 250. Using the map, you can pinpoint all of the filming locations for each of the films.

If you filter for The Empire Strikes Back, for example, the map points out Hardangerjøkulen Glacier in Norway, Lee International Studios in the UK, and Alcatraz Island out in San Francisco. Technically Alcatraz was just used for a sound effect: Darth Vader's shuttle door was the sound of every door on a cell block slamming shut.

(Note: No locations are given for animated films. Hearts aren't on maps, kiddo.)

Check out the Movie Lover's Guide to the World after the cut.

[Travelex via First Showing]

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2:00 PM on 09.12.2011

Bond returning to Istanbul, possibly without Felix Leiter

Two interesting stories popped up over the weekend for Bond 23 followers, the first being that the movie will reportedly be taking the not-so-secret agent back to Istanbul for his third visit, following past excursions in Fro...

Xander Markham

2:00 PM on 08.23.2011

Bond 23 stunt sequence derailed by Indian bureaucracy

Daniel Craig confirmed at the beginning of this month that Bond 23 will be heading to India, but reports are saying that the filming of a major stunt sequence, set on a freight train travelling between Ahmedabad ...

Xander Markham

Craig confirms that Bond 23 is going to India photo
Craig confirms that Bond 23 is going to India
by Matthew Razak

One of the best part of Bond films is that they function as an amazing travelog as well. Bond has been all over the world and shown us the finer (and seedier) sides of it. It seems the international man of mystery will be returning to a locale when Bond 23 hits the big screen as Daniel Craig has confirmed through numerous interviews that pre-production plans and the script have them filming in India.

The last time Bond went to India was in Octopussy with Roger Moore, and while the film did shoot in India a lot has happened since then so shooting there again is easily understandable. It also makes sense in light of world events and the rapidly growing importance of India's economy in the rest of the world. If there is one thing the Bond films have always done well its not only change their filmmaking style to the times, but also stay relevant in a social way as well. 

MI6 claims that the crew will be filming there over three months with the main cast and crew there for around three weeks. Possible locations are Konkan Railway, the Red Fort, and Mumbai city streets doubled at the sprawling Big ND Studio located in Karjay, near Mumbai.

[via MI6]

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