Bond 25: Crew Member Injured After Controlled Explosion On Set

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by James White |
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At this point, we're beginning to wonder whether someone on the Bond 25 team carried a black cat under a ladder on Friday the 13th. Because the production has been hit with yet another problem. An effects test has led to an injured crew member and damage to Pinewood Studios' legendary 007 stage.

Per the official James Bond account on Twitter, "During the filming of a controlled explosion on the set of Bond 25 today at Pinewood Studios, damage was caused to the exterior of the 007 Stage. There were no injuries on set, however one crew member outside the stage has sustained a minor injury."

It's just the latest incident on a film that has faced delays, script re-writes, director changes (Danny Boyle was attached for a while, Cary Joji Fukunaga is currently in the chair), and more recently an injury to star Daniel Craig's ankle, which resulted in a change to the filming schedule.

The story finds 007 having left active service and attempting a quieter life. At least, that is, until CIA agent and old pal Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) shows up asking for his help with a new villain boasting dangerous technology.

Despite everything, the film remains on track for a 3 April 2020 release in the UK, to be followed by an 8 April arrival in the States.

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