Skyfall Gets Its Own Train In The UK
Skyfall isn't just one of the best Bond films to be released in the franchise's 50 year history - it's a straight up phenomenon. After the less-than-stellar Quantum of Solace, director Sam Mendes completely reinvigorated our collective love for everything 007 and the proof is in the box office. The movie was a smash hit around the world, becoming one of the few movies to pass the billion dollar mark and ranking at number seven on the all-time worldwide record chart.
Understandably, one of the biggest areas of impact was in the UK. Opening in the region weeks before its US release, the film was a true smash hit, making $85.8 million in just the first 10 days of release, surpassing the record previously set by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. But just because the theatrical run is over doesn't mean that the excitement has ended. On the contrary, it's now becoming a permanent fixture.
The official James Bond website reports that a new Skyfall train on England's East Coast London to Edinburgh service line was debuted at King’s Cross Station's 007 platform. According to the site, the train was originally numbered 91007 (explaining its selection), and that to celebrate the hit movie all eleven carriages have been "wrapped in Skyfall artwork." Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, actress Naomie Harris, and writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade were all on hand earlier today for the unveiling and were on it's maiden journey. Check out a few photos from the event below:
So if you're a Bond fan and looking for a way to get from London to Scotland, you just found your ride.
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