As SKYFALL, the latest in the James Bond film series, opens in theaters this November, the International Spy Museum
opened a major new exhibit featuring the most memorable villains who have appeared since 007 first hit the screen in DR. NO in 1962. The interactive exhibit, Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains, features James Bonds chief adversaries, their henchmen, lairs, and weapons. Over 100 artifacts from the films are on display including Zaos Jaguar XKR from DIE ANOTHER DAY, the satellite from GOLDENEYE, Jaws teeth from THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, and Dr. Nos tarantula from DR. NO. Visitors can also swim with sharks, become a villain, and create their own personal lair as part of the exhibits many interactive displays.
We are thrilled to see James Bonds villains come to life in an exhibit that will mark 50 years of 007 defeating his cunning and brutal adversaries, said Peter Earnest, the Museums executive director and a former CIA covert operations officer. Throughout the exhibit, visitors will hear real stories from real spies who will share their Bond moments and describe connections between the James Bond films and actual world events and espionage tradecraft.
In addition to comments from members of the intelligence community, the exhibit features: immersive environments, exciting interactive opportunities, psychological profiles of the villains, and classic film and audio clips. For the first time ever, the villains have been placed in historical context, enabling guests to explore how the evildoers and their plots have changed to reflect the times and inviting guests to explore the connection between fact and fiction.
Artifacts featured in the exhibit are provided by London-based film company EON Productions, a subsidiary of Danjaq LLC, the producer of the James Bond film series.
EON Productions Limited and Danjaq LLC are wholly owned and controlled by the Broccoli/Wilson family. Danjaq is the US based company that co-owns, with MGM, the copyright in the existing James Bond films and controls the right to produce future James Bond films as well as all worldwide merchandising.