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BOND 25 granted production support for filming in Norway

By: Anders Frejdh
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In an official announcement from the Norwegian Film Institute (NFI), the production company Truenorth Norway has been granted a 47 Million NOK incentive for a film project titled B25 which most likely is the 25th James Bond film from EON Productions with a working title of BOND 25. In order to benefit from the full grant (25% on approved expenses), producers need to spend a minimum amount of 188 Million NOK on the production in Norway. This means that Truenorth Norway can claim the biggest share of NFI’s Incentive Scheme for film production budget of 75 Million NOK for 2019 in the case EON shoot part of the film in Norway.

“We are pleased that filming of the film with the preliminary title B25 is considering being shot in Norway,” said Stine Helgeland, NFI Executive Director, Promotion & International Relations, confirming that the 47 Million NOK grant is “the largest in the incentive scheme’s history.”

Norwegian media quickly jumped on the statement claiming that Bond 25 will be shot in Norway but later amended their articles by saying it potentially can be shot in the country now that the grant has been approved.

With shooting scheduled to commence in early March at Pinewood Studios in England, we will soon know where the movie will be filmed and if today's announcement means that Bond 25 will contain a sequence filmed in Norway or not. It is most likely the case as Norway reportedly was going to be a location for SPECTRE (2015) even though the final choice back then ended up on Austria (for example in (bland annat i Solden) because our neighbors in the west lacked an incentive film program at that time.

What do we know about Bond 25?

Bond 25 will be directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga (his maternal grandfather is Swedish) starring Daniel Craig in his fifth outing as Ian Fleming's 007. Naomie Harris recently confirmed herself that she'll return as Moneypenny and reportedly Ben Whishaw, Ralph Fiennes and Léa Seydoux will also reprise their previous roles. The film’s cinematographer is Swedish-born Linus Sandgren who won an Academy Award for La la Land (2017). The release date for Bond 25 is set for Valentine's Day in February 2020.

Other international film projects that has been granted tax incentives by the Norwegian Film Institue include Thomas Alfredson’s film The Snowman (2017) starring Michael Fassbender who got an approval of 40.5 Million NOK, Paul Greengrass’s Netflix series 22 July (2018) that got a rebate of 17.1 Million NOK, and Mission Impossible - Fallout (2018) starring Tom Cruise which received a rebate of 6.3 Million NOK.

For the latest official announcements and news on Bond 25, visit the official website.



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