‘Spectre’ wins honour for largest film stunt explosion

Beijing, Nov 10 (IANS) “Spectre”, the 24th James Bond adventure, has been awarded a Guinness World Records title for the Largest Film Stunt Explosion. It was announced here on Tuesday.

Producer Barbara Broccoli and stars Daniel Craig and Léa Seydoux – who appear in the scene – accepted the record certificate on behalf of the official title holder, Academy Award® winner Chris Corbould, who served as Special Effects and Miniature Effects Supervisor on the film, read a statement.

The explosion was filmed for a pivotal scene in the film. It took place on June 29, 2015 in Erfoud, Morocco, and 8,418 litres of fuel and 33 kg of explosives were used.

Michael G. Wilson and Broccoli, the producers of the film, said: “It is absolutely tremendous that the Guinness World Records have recognized Chris Corbould’s incredible work in ‘Spectre’ in which he created the largest explosion ever in film history.”

Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday added that the “James Bond movies are synonymous with pushing cinematic boundaries. The latest film, ‘Spectre’, has again captured the imagination of global cinemagoers, and this will certainly be due in part to the phenomenal stunts”.

The Largest Film Stunt Explosion is an early front-runner for inclusion in Guinness World Records 2017, out next year. The 2016 edition is currently on sale.

“Spectre”, from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, will open in China later this week.

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