According to a report in Jutarnji List the most famous British spy will be filming the latest 007 movie in Dubrovnik at the beginning of 2018 and from sources the scenes could be spectacular.

Daniel Craig will film the 25th Bond movie in Dubrovnik with a host of expensive cars, encounters with old acquaintances from previous films and a near escape from drowning. It is expected that Croatia will earn millions from the upcoming movie not to mention the added publicity and future fan based tourism.

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According to a source the locations for the Bond movie are still under negotiation, although Dubrovnik is touted as the only location in Croatia.

Over the past few years Croatia, especially Dalmatia, has been the set of numerous Hollywood blockbusters and hit-series. Star Wars is set to hit the screens this winter, also the latest History Channel series Knightfall will premiere in December and then in the spring of 2018 the Leonardo Di Caprio produced Robin Hood: Origins will be broadcast. All of these A-line productions were partially recorded in Dubrovnik. And not to mention the final season of Game of Thrones which will begin filming soon and is rumoured to “heavily” feature Dubrovnik. The addition of the most famous spy franchise in the world adds another huge production on Dubrovnik’s already impressive list.

Just the Game of Thrones series has earned millions of Euros for the city and the country. The Zagreb Institute of Economics announced in July that just the tourism excursions based around the series inspired by George R. R. Martin’s literary series “Ice and Fire” had earned around 130 million Euros.

The financial benefits of Robin Hood were estimated to be between 40 and 60 million Kunas during a recording that lasted for only two weeks.

And James Bond could well eclipse Robin Hood and even push Game of Thrones. The last Bond “Spectre” movie had a budget of $300 million and estimates suggest that filming in Dubrovnik could cost between four and six million Kuna per day. Once further details are revealed about the size of the production in Dubrovnik and the locations required a better estimate on the budget, and potential earnings for Croatia, can be made.

These details might take some time to come out as it appears the production company are still annoyed at the former mayor of Dubrovnik, Andro Vlahusic, for announcing that Bond was to use Dubrovnik as a location.

In the new movie Daniel Craig pitted against a blind but ingenious villain in the background of a criminal organization called the Union. The screenwriters announced that it would be a brilliant continuation of the highly successful “Spectre”, based on Raymond Benson’s “Never Dream of Dying” and is entitled “Shatterhand”.

The main producer of “Bond” Barbara Broccoli is working hard to re-engage the talents of Adele for the title track of the new sequel.

And apart from Dubrovnik the new Bond movie will be filmed on location in France and Japan.

Suorce: the Dubrovnik Times

 

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