In Her Majesty's Secret Service:
Normally, it's M who assigns James Bond his next mission.
But when Britain needs 007 to declare the 2012 London Olympic Games open this coming July, guess who asked him to do it?
James Bond invades Buckingham Palace for top secret mission
No, this is not a film plot – it's really going to happen!
Daniel Craig, the latest actor to play Agent 007 in the widely-popular Ian Fleming film franchise, is presently in London shooting for the next James Bond adventure, "Skyfall". In the midst of the filming, reports have now surfaced that the actor was personally invited by the Queen to shoot some sequences of the film in Buckingham Palace, in a brilliant effort to help promote the 2012 London Olympic Games.
And how about the rumors that the Queen herself may make a guest appearance in the film? Well, let's just say that palace officials have decided to keep any details about that top secret!
In any case, according British newspaper, The Sun, an expected 4 billion people around the globe tuning in for the opening ceremonies, July 27, will see James Bond receive his instructions before being taken by helicopter to parachute into the Olympic Stadium in East London in a short film, which is being known as "The Arrival."
In an unprecedented move by the royal family, Daniel Craig and the ceremony's creative director, Danny Boyle, were given unprecedented access to the Queen's private quarters in Buckingham Palace to shoot the scenes. The Sun further reports that the Bond character will play a large role during the July 27 Opening Ceremonies extravaganza. "They wanted the most iconic British film character inside the building most associated with London and with the monarch – and they got it," a source told the British newspaper. "It will be a magical scene for all watching at home and inside the stadium on July 27."
This summer presents a perfect storm of British pride opportunities with James Bond celebrating his 50th year as the world's favorite fictional super spy, the London 2012 Summer Games taking the world stage, and the Queen celebrating her diamond jubilee.
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