Jamaica to be Location for 25th James Bond Movie

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says he and Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Minister Olivia Grange will meet with the producers this week.

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Monday April 1, 2019 – The Government will be meeting with the producers of the 25th
James Bond movie in England this week, with a view to having some parts filmed
in Jamaica.

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett confirmed that he and Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Minister Olivia Grange will be travelling to Pinewood Studios to meet with Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson.

The studios have been
the base for a number of productions over the years and are well-known as the
home of the James Bond franchise.

Minister Bartlett
explained that the discussions with the producers are very advanced.

The international
media have reported that principal filming will take place in Jamaica and at
studios in the United Kingdom.

Jamaica will feature
as part of the yet-to-be-titled film, which is expected to be released in 2020.

It is not the first
time that Jamaica has been featured in a James Bond flick, as the country was
showcased in the 1962 film, Dr. No, and in Live and Let Die.

Bartlett said that showcasing Jamaica once more in such an iconic franchise as James Bond will have an impact on Jamaica’s tourism industry, providing “enormous eternal marketing” for the island.

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