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Skyfall, Dark Knight Rises set in same locale!

hollywood Updated: Jun 19, 2012 19:09 IST
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The first trailer of Skyfall shows actors Daniel Craig and Judi Dench gazing across the stunning mountains of Glencoe in Scotland, the setting for some pivotal scenes in the new James Bond film.

Scheduled for release in India on November 2, Skyfall is set to bring the wild beauty of the Scottish mountains to Bond fans.

In the film, Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat.

SKyfallShrouded in mist and mystery, the forbidding atmosphere of the dark mountains of Buachaille Etive Mor and Glencoe adds to the suspense of the film and is perhaps the reason why several movies have been shot in this area.

From the original 39 Steps in 1935 to the Harry Potter series, Glencoe, the Highland Hollywood, has certainly seen its fair share of lights, camera and action.

With around a million visitors to the area every year, including some 200,000 hill-walkers and mountaineers, the National Trust for Scotland runs the Glencoe Visitor Centre and has been actively involved in the filming of Skyfall.

"It was exciting for trust staff to participate in the making of the film," Scott McCombie, manager and senior ranger for Glencoe, said in a release. A 150-strong crew spent three days filming land and aerial shots in Glencoe and Glen Etive.

Aerial shots for the highly-anticipated Batman: The Dark Knight Rises, were filmed over Mar Lodge, a Trust property set in the Cairngorms National Park.

Pixar's recent 3D adventure fantasy animation, Brave, takes place in the Scottish Highlands and has been inspired by several Trust properties.

Closer home, Bollywood film Mausam was set across various famous Edinburgh landmarks.

National Trust for Scotland's filming manager Anna Preuss, who assists moviemakers and TV producers, said, "Some of our properties provide stunning historic richness while also being robust and able to cope with demands of filming."

Even the upcoming project Desire, a collaboration between music superstar Shakira and Bangladeshi director Enamul Karim Nirjhar has been filmed in Scotland. It is

scheduled for release in October.