Monday, April 2, 2012

Land Rover Defender to Appear in Upcoming Bond Movie

If it’s a Bond movie there has to be cool cars! Merritt Island Land Rover, a leading Land Rover dealership in Merritt Island, FL, is thrilled to announce that this time it’s a Land Rover Defender that will star in the new Bond movie “Skyfall”.

Range Rover Evoque, Jaguar XJ, and Aston Martin DB5, the Land Rover Defender is going to be the next in the line of a British born vehicle that is going to be featured in a Bond movie.

Along with Daniel Craig, Dame Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, and a vintage Aston Martin DB5, the Land Rover Defender will be one of the stars of the new James Bond film “Skyfall” due in cinemas this winter.

The Defender has been used to shoot a car chase sequence by Eve played by Naomi Harris; the 4x4 was given one of its toughest assignments according to co-producer Andrew Noakes. "We are really going to test that car," says Noakes, "do things to it it's not normally designed for." Noakes further added, "Some of the stuff is so hairy and dangerous, we have to use a stuntman in a pod on the roof to do the driving. We've had to crank up the suspension, and the Defender is going to work very, very hard."

Previously the Defender was used in a Bond movie where it was seen to fall from the rock of Gibraltar in The Living Daylights. Around 70 vehicles will be provided by Jaguar-Land Rover as support cars. Noakes says that production company EON is highly appreciative of the support. 

"The films may be made with American money and producers, but James Bond is British and we try to make associations with British companies. Land Rover is one of the oldest and most well-known. We've had offers from other companies but we'd prefer not to take James Bond out of a British environment."  stated Noakes. 

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