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James Bond hasn’t graced the silver screen in a while but details for the upcoming movie, Skyfall, are trickling out.
Naomi Harris’s character, Eve will drive the Defender. “We are really going to test that car, do things it’s not normally designed for… the Defender is going to work very, very hard,” said Andrew Noakes. That’s saying something considering the Defender is meant to be a take-all-comers SUV.
This won’t be the first time the Defender model has made an appearance in a 007 film. Back in The Living Daylights, the rugged SUV drove off the Rock of Gibraltar.
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is apparently supplying almost 70 vehicles to the production company for the film, including the XJ model which is also expected to be featured in the movie. We’re just glad Bond will be firmly seated in British autos. After all, putting the world’s most famous English spy in anything else would be like asking Boe and Luke Duke to drive a Toyota pickup.
[Source: Motor Authority]
Good day, Mr. Bond, your old Aston Martin DB5 is here. The British touring car that made cinematic history almost 50 years ago makes a return in Skyfall, the latest film in the James Bond 007 franchise.
Caught on the set during a chase sequence, the classic DB5 adorns the original number plate, BMT 216A, as seen in Goldfinger, where the Aston made its first appearance. Since then, the years have been kind to the quintessential Bond car as its handsome good looks made repeated appearances in Thunderball, Golden Eye, Tomorrow Never Dies, and Casino Royale.
While the length of screen time given to the Aston is unclear, it’s hard to deny that this cinematic icon can heavily contribute to a Bond film’s success. Other vehicles spotted on the set include the Jaguar XJ-L luxury sedan a Land Rover Evoque SUV, and a Land Rover Range Rover camera car.
Check out amateur footage of the James Bond’s ‘Skyfall’ set after the jump.