Now that 2015 is here Austria is busy getting ready to play host to 007 as SPECTRE prepares to start filming in Obertilliach and Lake Altaussee in Austria.
The scenes that are due to be filmed in Austria are shrouded in secrecy although some fans have started piecing the slim pickings of information that they've tracked down to try and get an idea of what will hit cinema screens when SPECTRE is released in November 2015.
According the to the soelden.com website filming should be taking place on the following dates in January and February. The dates in December 2014 saw stunts being tested and a plane flying overhead - believed to have been recording establishing footage for the scenes to be filmed at a later date.
Although the scenes to be filmed in Austria are shrouded in secrecy fans around the globe have been surfing the net trying to piece together what's going to be happening in the scenes when the cameras start to roll.
As mentioned earlier a plane painted in winter snow camouflage was seen both being filmed and recording footage in December. It is rumoured there is going to be a scene where the plane crashes as power lines have been removed in preparation of these scenes.
A dummy/shell of a building has been built. There are rumours that the plane will crash into this building and that is why it has been created in such a way (scaffolding with a realistic outer shell as you will see from the photo. gallery below). However, I personally doubt the plane will crash into the building as this is too similar to the scenes where Silva's helicopter crashes into Skyfall Lodge at the end of the previous film. Having said that the crash might be part of a bigger action sequence - I guess only time will tell.
There's going to be some explosive action in Austria that's for sure - as the stunt and special effects crew were seen experimenting with explosions being used to destroy a Land Rover.
There's also been talk of Snowmobile/Ski-Doo chases. Although in one of the below video's a man working for the local company supplying the Ski-Doo's to the production states they are for use by the film crew behind the scenes, so I doubt that is true.
So when filming starts it will herald the start of the New Years filming of SPECTRE and with it fans around the globe will be counting down to November 2015 when James Bond Will Return. No doubt security will be tight - especially in light of recent revelations as a result of the Sony Hacking Scandal. But to quote Elliott Carver in Tomorrow Never Dies:
"Let The Mayhem Commence"