Published: Wed, May 15, 2019
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Bond 25 Production Suspended After Daniel Craig Injured

Bond 25 Production Suspended After Daniel Craig Injured

Cape Town - The new Bond movie has reportedly been put on ice to allow Daniel Craig to recover from an ankle injury. Per an "unnamed source", Craig was in the middle of filming one of his final scenes in Jamaica, a country steeped in Bond lore, from Dr. No to Live and Let Die. "He was sprinting during filming when he slipped and fell quite awkwardly", the source said.

Principal photography was meant to move to the famous Pinewood Studios in London (longstanding home of the 007 film franchise when it's not on location), but the shoot there has apparently been canceled in the wake of Craig's medical needs. He was also pretty angry that it had happened.

The untitled 25th Bond outing, which co-stars Oscar victor Rami Malek, is reportedly Craig's fifth and final appearance as the British secret agent. "He threw his suit jacket on the ground in sheer frustration".

He was then flown to the USA to be examined by a surgeon and undergo X-rays.

It's no wonder that Craig is eager to hang up the gun and suit - the poor actor has endured all manner of injury ever since he took on the mantle of Agent 007, getting two teeth knocked out during his first stunt scene in Casino Royale, slicing off a fingertip and tearing a shoulder muscle in Quantum of Solace, and injuring his knee during a fight scene in 2015's Spectre.

Little is known about the forthcoming film but director Cary Fukunaga and producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson announced the cast during a press event in late April at late Bond author Ian Fleming's Jamaican villa. Along with Daniel, the recurring cast includes Jeffrey Wright, Ben Wishaw, Ralph Fiennes and Naomie Harris.

Bond 25 is now set for release April 8, 2020.

The 51-year-old James Bond star has been shooting in Jamaica, but allegedly has injured himself during an action scene.

Boyle was replaced by Fukunaga, who installed Scott Z. Burns to re-jig a script by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade.

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