Epic James Bond train scene recreated in GTA 5

Filmmakers recreate Skyfall's famous train scene inside the world of Grand Theft Auto V.

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This post contains spoilers about 2012 James Bond movie Skyfall.

A group of filmmakers called "Brass Ballas" have recreated the epic train scene from 2012 James Bond film Skyfall inside the world of Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto V.

It's not a shot-for-shot remake of the edge-of-your-seat action scene, but it's seriously impressive all the same when you think about the limitations the creators were faced with.

Because GTAV remains a console-exclusive (at least for now), they could not use mods of any kind to shoot the scene as they wanted.

"Very hard to get the game to cooperate with filming what we needed, but had a blast doing it," they said in the video's description.

The official video has netted over 168,000 views, and you can also watch a special blooper reel to get an idea for how many times they failed before getting it right.

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Discussion

34 comments
Shadow_jdct
Shadow_jdct

"(but that was the only good scene of that poor excuse of a James Bond movie)"  "that was better than the game itself."

What is this, opposite day? Why is it trendy these days to have terrible, wrong opinions?

dtimm612
dtimm612

I fail to see why this is on the PC news feed

X-RS
X-RS

Props indeed, tho I would have liked a female ava =\

hystavito
hystavito

I found it hilarious when the Bond character did the jerk off taunt near the beginning :).  I guess the idea of Daniel Craig's Bond making such a motion was just so funny to me.

teller76567
teller76567

good but i think they could have found a better person to be the pilot of the helicopter to get a better air shot. 

deadpen
deadpen

1:17 Stephen Baldwin bio dome?

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

That was flippin' great given the limitations of the game.

Chatch09
Chatch09

LMFAO when he hit the water and the piano starts playing, awesome video! (but that was the only good scene of that poor excuse of a James Bond movie)

king_wrecked
king_wrecked

fascinating.  that was better than the game itself.

psuedospike
psuedospike

Shouldn't the sniper be a useless black girl who couldn't snipe the broadside of a barn?

joce667
joce667

Very impressive ! that's the kind of stuff i like being done with games .

krayzie88
krayzie88

Now that put a huge grin on my face :D

leakingdogmilk
leakingdogmilk

pffffff. when this comes to the PC, we PC master race can easily recreate an episode of my little pony.

brassballas
brassballas

It was crazy to film!  Every mistake meant a 10 minute wait for a train, and hoping it was the right type (boxcar vs gas tank).  We were also at the mercy of the weather and daytime.

WllDan7
WllDan7

Ok that was pretty good.

ExtremePhobia
ExtremePhobia

*chuckle* Not bad all things considered. It lost a little bit of drama at the end because there wasn't enough struggling before Bond got shot but... hey, who am I to complain? Imagine missing that shot and having to wait around for the next train to come by and try again.

brassballas
brassballas

@psuedospike  Yes, but I couldn't get a good look-a-like in the time I had, so we went with a guy

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

@psuedospike I believe that black chick became the new Money Penny and I think that dude who in The English Patient movie becomes the new M.

psuedospike
psuedospike

@leakingdogmilk  PC Master race...must wait patiently for months to years while awesome games everyone else already played gets ported to PC.  I prefer being "Owns Everything" master race, thank you very much.

psuedospike
psuedospike

@brassballas Fair enough, it's still awesome!  Nice job.  The helicopter shots are *kisses fingertips* muah!