Kirsten Dunst filming new movie in Istanbul
Sep22

Kirsten Dunst filming new movie in Istanbul

American actress Kirsten Dunst (“Spider-Man”) will star in “The Two Faces of January,” an Istanbul set thriller centered on a con artist, his wife, and a stranger who try to flee a foreign country after one of them is caught up in the murder of a police officer. Scenes for a new psychological thriller will be shot in Istanbul’s Fatih neighborhood, according to a written statement by the Fatih Municipality. The...

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Dangerous Motorbike scenes at Grand Bazaar for James Bond Skyfall movie in Istanbul
Apr19

Dangerous Motorbike scenes at Grand Bazaar for James Bond Skyfall movie in Istanbul

Shooting for the new James Bond Skyfall continued this week with the filming of one of the movie’s most important action scenes atop Istanbul’s iconic Grand Bazaar (Kapalı Çarşı). The dangerous scenes, for which a team of 400 people worked, were successfully staged without incident. On the first day of Istanbul filming of the latest addition to the James Bond series, Skyfall, a stuntman lost control of his motorcycle and smashed into...

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James Bond Movie Closes Part of Istanbul
Apr10

James Bond Movie Closes Part of Istanbul

Drivers who plan on taking the streets of Istanbul next week should be prepared for traffic delays, thanks to filming of the latest “James Bond” film. Scenes for the latest installment of the 007 James Bond series, “Skyfall,” will be filmed in one of Istanbul’s busiest and most crowded neighborhoods, Eminönü, following filming in the southern province of Adana. Starting April 16, an Eminönü street will be closed to traffic...

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Ben Affleck shooting movie Argo on location in Istanbul
Feb09

Ben Affleck shooting movie Argo on location in Istanbul

According to news reports, Hollywood actor and director Ben Affleck was seen filming in Istanbul for his new movie called “Argo.” The location shots were at Hagia Sophia museum. Ben Affleck disliked the museum’s lighting. With the cooperation of the museum management, the film crew changed the historic museum’s lights. Nearly 150 light bulbs in the big chandelier illuminating the main hall of Hagia Sophia and 2,000 LED...

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