The Times of India reports (via MI6-HQ) on a possible major action scene for James Bond 23 that is supposed to be filmed in India but may be moved to South Africa due to the production not hearing back from the former. Here is an excerpt from the article, which does say what the scene involves.
Pravesh Sahni of India Take One Productions said, “This could be one of the biggest Hollywood movies shot in our country. Trains are the backbone of the film. We’ll pay for the shooting and also mention Indian Railways in the credit line. The shooting was supposed to happen in October-November. Now, we’ve postponed it to January-February. For the past three months, we’ve been trying to get things in order. The film has Daniel Craig doing stunts on a freight train. While the Indian Railways has given us permission to shoot, I need to meet someone and explain how important it is for us to block two tracks for eight hours a day over five to six days. For the past 15 days, I’ve been trying to get someone to hear me out. South African authorities are waiting to provide everything that is required to support this movie. If we can’t get this cooperation from India, the film will no longer be shot here.”
The Times of India adds that they contacted railway minister Dinesh Trivedi, who is now looking into the matter.
To be directed by Sam Mendes and again starring Daniel Craig, the anticipated movie is scheduled to hit theaters on November 9, 2012.