Caterpillar makes appearance in new James Bond film

By Katie Parr

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Film crews prepare the Cat(R) 320D L hydraulic excavator for its role in an action sequence in the latest Bond film -SKYFALL. (PRNewsFoto/Caterpillar Inc.)

October 15, 2012 Updated Oct 15, 2012 at 12:05 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Caterpillar will soon be hitting the big screen as the company will be represented in the new James Bond film.

Caterpillar officials say a Cat excavator will be a part of the latest Bond adventure, SKYFALL.  Part of the sequence features James Bond, played by Daniel Craig, operating the excavator on a train that's barreling down the tracks.

Diane Lantz-Rickard, Caterpillar Global Brand Marketing Manager, says this isn't the first time a Caterpillar product has made it to the big screen.

"Seeing our machine on the big screen is exciting. Seeing it featured in the world's longest running film franchise is simply amazing," said Lantz-Rickard. "Our brand has been featured in more than 20 movies dating as far back as 1927, and we worked with the Bond films previously in THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH, 1999. We're proud to continue the association with such a respected and globally known brand."

The world premiere of SKYFALL will be in London on October 23, 2012. For a complete list of release dates, visit www.skyfall-movie.com/releasedates. To catch a glimpse of 007 and the 320D L in action, watch the movie trailer at http://www.007.com/videos/.