‘Bond 25’ Suspends Shooting After Daniel Craig Injury

‘Bond 25’ Suspends Shooting After Daniel Craig Injury

  • The difficult road to production on the latest James Bond film has hit another hurdle after shooting was reportedly suspended following an injury to star Daniel Craig.
  • The newspaper cited an unnamed source as saying that Craig was shooting one of his final scenes in Jamaica.
  • In August 2017 a stunt-related injury to star Tom Cruise resulted in the shutdown and near-two month delay to production of “Mission: Impossible – Fallout.” That film’s release date was unaffected despite the seriousness of Cruise’s injury, which resulted in a broken ankle.
  • It is not the first time that Craig, who performs many of his own stunts, has been injured on the set of a Bond film.
  • A potential production delay would be the latest setback for “Bond 25” following a troubled script process that saw original director Danny Boyle leave the project over creative differences with producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, resulting in a delay to the start of production and a subsequent delay to the planned release, originally slated for October 2019.
  • The full cast for the new adventure was revealed in April as production officially began, with Oscar-winner Rami Malek confirmed to play the film’s villain.
  • Broccoli revealed that the film would open with the spy “Enjoying himself in Jamaica.” The official log-line states that Bond’s “Peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter [Wright] from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.”