The 2012 James Bond movie, Skyfall,
was filmed partly in Istanbul, Turkey,
principally around Eminönü and
the Grand Bazaar.
Bond makes his first appearance coming out of the old Deutsche Orientbank building in Eminönü, not far from the Egyptian
(Spice) Bazaar and the Yeni
Cami (New Valide
The first big chase scene takes place in and around the Grand Bazaar, especially the Büyük Valide Han and on the roofs of the bazaar:
Roofs above the Grand Bazaar
Additional filming (Bond drinking with the locals...and a scorpion) at Sarıgerme Beach near Dalaman in Fethiye province.
The top-of-the-train scenes were filmed in and around Adana at the eastern end of the Mediterranean coast.
in Istanbul was scheduled for April-May 2012.
(On April 19th, southern lodos winds
tore through Istanbul at up to 130
km (81 miles) per hour, wrecking
the sets and equipment in Eminönü.)
Directed by Sam Mendes, stars include
Daniel Craig, Judy Dench,
Tonia Sotiropoulou, Naomie Harris,
Javier Bardem, Ben Whishaw, Albert
Finney and Rory Kinnear, with
a screenplay by Neal Purvis,
Robert Wade and John
Logan, and musical score
by Thomas Newman. Roger Deakins directs
Skyfall was released
first in the United Kingdom and Ireland
on October 26th, in Turkey on November
in North America on November 9th.
You may want to compare it with those other classic
motion pictures filmed in Turkey, From
Russia with Love and Topkapi.