While the actual name of the 23rd James Bond movie is still up in the air – some rumors are pointing toward “Carte Blanche” – a filming location for the movie has just been locked down. The 2012 film, which coincides with the 50th anniversary of the film series, has now been cleared to shoot in India.
After waiting on approval from India’s Information and Broadcasting Ministry, the Hollywood Reporter has revealed that the production now has permission to film in several different locations, including Delhi, Goa and near Ahmedabad. The original report came from the Times of India newspaper, which also dropped that the film would include a railway action sequence, but that the producers were still currently negotiating with India’s Railway Ministry over where in Goa they could film it.
We can also safely bet on seeing some crowded street market scenes, as “Bond 23” is expected to film in two different Delhi shopping areas: Daryaganj’s bazaar and the Sarojini Nagar flea market. But not everywhere is open to the filmmakers, as they have been asked to avoid a series of power and fuel installations near Ahmedabad.
And that’s pretty much it for new details about “Bond 23.” That said, we’re going to go ahead and cross our fingers for a Bollywood dance number.