26-03-2008

Barrandov gets piece of Bond 22 action

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Barrandov Studios was unable to land production of the latest James Bond film, but some of the sets for Bond 22 have been built in Prague. The film's producers placed an order with Barrandov Studios to create the furnishings for the luxurious International Grand Hotel to be featured in the next episode of the successful film series about Agent 007.

Bond 22 was originally set to be shot in Prague, where Casino Royale was produced in 2006. However, due to the lack of incentives for filmmakers, the creators decided on England instead, Barrandov said in a statement on March 18.

As a result of their experience with Casino Royale, "the English producers of this next sequel approached us once again," said Stepan Cerveny, the director of the Barrandov Studios Set Department. "We completed the sets for the Grand Hotel within a timeframe of three weeks and they have already been shipped to England."