Hollywood has come to Istanbul. Actor Daniel Craig has been in the city to film scenes for the latest James Bond film, ‘Skyfall.’
The plot of the 23rd movie is a well-guarded secret, but outside cameras have captured a glimpse of 007 in action.
Inevitably, when a production of this size rolls into town, there is disruption. It has angered some traders in one of Istanbul’s main squares.
“Since they created the film set, business has stopped. Our clients are calling us and asking if Eminonu Square is closed. Nobody is coming, they are all tourists, there are far fewer locals,” one trader told euronews.
Another local man added: “To abuse people’s rights for a James Bond movie, is really wrong. They should be aware of this. This is like torture for these traders.”
The filming has meant some roads and walkways have been blocked off.
‘Skyfall’ is set to be released internationally in October.