An Oddly Upbeat Aerial Tour of That Creepy Abandoned Island From Skyfall

By Andrew Liszewski on at

Remember that utterly depressing abandoned factory island that Javier Bardem's character used as his headquarters in Skyfall? It's actually a real place known as Hashima -- or Battleship island -- that was built and used as a coal mining facility until it was abandoned in 1974.

It's kind of a sad tale, so it's a little confusing as to why Sony chose such an upbeat and whimsical soundtrack for this tour of the island using one of its action cams attached to a quadcopter. Maybe they have plans to turn it into a family-friendly resort? [YouTube via The Awesomer]