BEIJING, 10 November
2015. In addition to breaking box office records across the globe,
Spectre, the 24th James Bond adventure, has been awarded a Guinness
World Records™ title for the Largest Film Stunt Explosion, it was
announced today at a press conference in Beijing, China. Spectre,
from Albert R. Broccoli's EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios,
and Sony Pictures Entertainment, opens in China this week.
Producer Barbara Broccoli and stars Daniel Craig and Lea 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 Spectre.
The incredible explosion was filmed for a pivotal scene in the film and
took place on June 29, 2015 in Erfoud, Morocco and used 8418 litres of
fuel and 33kg of explosives.
Commenting on the announcement, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli,
the producers of Spectre, said, "It is absolutely tremendous that
the Guinness World Records have recognised Chris Corbould's incredible
work in Spectre in which he created the largest explosion ever in film
Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday added: "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 scene featuring the world's largest film stunt explosion is
spectacular and will live long in the memory as one of the outstanding
moments in the Bond franchise."