From Austria with Love: Daniel Craig and 500 cast and crew to stay in Tirolean alps during filming for new Bond movie Spectre.
- Huge cast and crew due to arrive in the ski resort of Sölden, in the Ӧtztal and Obertilliach, in the next few weeks
- Locations beat off competition from Norway and Italy to convince film director Sam Mendesto shoot there
- 22 filming days planned in Tirol and the film crew will consist of 500 people, including 150 local filmmakers
- Local authorities estimate £5 million will be spent during filming and future tourism opportunities will increase
The 24th Bond film, Spectre, is due to start filming in the Austrian Triol over the next few weeks.
Daniel Craig, along with other stars from the cast and crew, will be arriving in the ski resort of Sölden, in the Ӧtztal and Obertilliach, in the East Tirol region.
Those who book in time might catch a glimpse of Daniel Craig, playing Bond for the forth time, darting about the alpine landscape.
As the largest film production ever to be made in Tirol, the news is understandably causing a bit of a stir. Local authorities hope it will bring immediate economic benefits to the region and create future film-tourism opportunities.
Other Spectre cast members include Ralph Fiennes, Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux, with Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes (of American Beauty, Revolutionary Road and James Bond – Skyfall).
Since January this year suitable filming locations for these scenes were surveyed around the world, including in Norway and Italy.
Eventually, help from a mixture of the Location Austria (FISA Film Location Austria), local communities, tourist boards and mountain railway companies helped swing the balance in Tirol’s favour.