Next James Bond film to be shot in South Africa?

Current James Bond actor Daniel Craig

According to news reports, the makers of the legendary movie series are searching for locations in South Africa to shoot some scenes for the film.

MI6 can reveal that director Sam Mendes and producer Barbara Broccoli are understood to be in South Africa prepping for production of the 23rd James Bond film.

Former England international cricketer Darren Gough spilled the beans as he sat next to the pair during a first class Virgin flight to Johannesburg earlier today. Gough said that they were travelling to scout locations for the film. Whether their location work is based just in South Africa is unclear. No James Bond actor has filmed scenes in the country before, although it was visited by villains Wint & Kidd in the 1971 outing “Diamonds Are Forever”.

South Africa has been a long-rumoured location for a future 007 adventure, with press reports routinely linking the nation to upcoming movies. At one time, “Casino Royale” (2006) was scheduled to shoot there, but plans switched before cameras rolled.

A great showcase opportunity for South Africa to show the world what it has to offer.

Bond 23 is due for release in November 2012.

Here are all the intro’s sequences since the first film.

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