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Bond 23 moves to South Africa?

Bond 23 could be heading to South Africa.

Parts of the forthcoming outing starring Daniel Craig as 007 spy James Bond were due to be filmed in India, but with permission to shut down portions of two railways outside Mumbai still waiting to be granted, Take One Productions are said to be threatening to go to South Africa instead, Deadline reported.

"South African authorities are waiting to provide everything that is required to support this movie. If we can't get this cooperation from India, the film will no longer be shot here," Take One's Pravesh Sahni told The Times of India.

The railroad scenes are to be a major part of the film, Pravesh added.

Sam Mendes, who is directing Bond 23, has scheduled in a start date for November, but this development could lead to a delay.

Daniel has already revealed how excited he is to get back to the Bond suit.

"I'm looking forward to the next James Bond. I'm excited to get back into the suit," he said.

"We're ready to go; we've got a script and start shooting in November," he added.

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