After months of mystery, plans for the 25th James Bond film seem to be taking shape. We have a star, a director and even a title. We’re beginning to get a sense of the film that has, until now, felt as elusive as its eponymous hero.
The Bond 25 film set has been hit with a second 'peeping Tom' incident, after a woman reported a man sliding a hand under a toilet cubicle partition to film her.
New photos from the set of Bond 25 capture the moment a Range Rover flies through the air in thrilling car chase.Production for the latest instalment in the iconic spy franchise has moved to the Ardverikie Estate in Inverness, Scotland, where the crew filmed the nail-biting scenes over the weekend.The images show the grey 4x4 somersault through the air before crashing off the country road onto a rock face, apparently pursued by a yellow vehicle.Onlookers told The Sun that the dramatic scenes were filmed from the air using “a drone and a helicopter.”“It was an amazing thing to see,” an onlooker told the publication. “You could just hear the motors then suddenly a massive crash.“It sounded like a car being flattened at the scrap yard. They could only do the stunt once as the car was completely wrecked.”007 star Daniel Craig was reportedly not present while the scene was filmed.Filming for the 25th Bond film, which is using the working title Shatterhand, has so far taken place on location in Jamaica, Norway and Italy, and at Pinewood Studios in the UK.Last month, it was confirmed that a crew member was injured by an explosion during production at Pinewood.“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,” a message from the official 007 Twitter account read.“There were no injuries on set, however one crew member outside the stage has sustained a minor injury.”The incident came weeks after Craig was forced to spend two weeks recovering from an ankle injury sustained while filming.“Daniel Craig will be undergoing minor ankle surgery resulting from an injury sustained during filming in Jamaica,” the film’s Twitter account confirmed.“Production will continue whilst Craig is rehabilitating for two weeks post-surgery.”Despite Craig’s injury, the film is still slated for release in April 2020.The 25th film, which is directed by Cary Fukunaga, will be Craig’s fifth outing as the super spy.Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear and Jeffrey Wright are also set to return to the series, while Rami Malek is joining the cast as a Bond villain.
Bond 25 is said to introduce a female version of the spy.According to reports, British actor Lashana Lynch will be introduced as the new 007 in the next instalment in what is being described as a “pivotal” scene.A film insider told Mail on Sunday that she’ll be tasked with tracking Daniel Craig’s character and bringing him out of retirement for a new mission.“There is a pivotal scene at the start of the film where M [played by Ralph Fiennes] says, ‘Come in 007,’ and in walks Lashana who is black, beautiful and a woman,” the insider said, adding: “It’s a popcorn-dropping moment. Bond is still Bond but he’s been replaced as 007 by this stunning woman.The reports suggest that Bond will try to seduce the female Bond, who will resist his advances.Bond 25, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, has been co-written by Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge.It was revealed this week that Christoph Waltz will reprise his role of Spectre character Blofeld after the actor was spotted on the film’s set in Pinewood Studios.Lynch’s breakout role came in recent blockbuster Captain Marvel.
Rami Malek has admitted he was initially reluctant to accept a role in the upcoming James Bond film, in which he plays a dangerous terrorist
Rami Malek has revealed that he insisted upon just one thing prior to accepting his role as the villain in Bond 25: that his character wouldn’t be an Arabic-speaking terrorist, or a villain who uses religion as justification for his crimes.“It’s a great character and I’m very excited,” Malek told The Mirror. “But that was one thing that I discussed with [director] Cary Fukunaga. I said, ‘We cannot identify him with any act of terrorism reflecting an ideology or a religion. That’s not something I would entertain, so if that is why I am your choice then you can count me out’. But that was clearly not his vision. So he’s a very different kind of terrorist.”The Bohemian Rhapsody Oscar winner said that his own ethnic background, and his awareness of the importance of positive representation, drove him to the decision.Speaking of his Egyptian heritage as “the fabric of who I am”, Malek added: “I am Egyptian. I grew up listening to Egyptian music. I loved Omar Sharif. These are my people. I feel so gorgeously tied to the culture and the human beings that exist there.”As for Bond 25, Malek teased that it is “another extremely clever script from the people who have figured out exactly what people want in those movies. But I feel a substantial weight on my shoulders. I mean, Bond is something that we all grow up with.”
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Grace Jones has reportedly quit what was intended to be a secret cameo in the forthcoming Bond 25, mere minutes after arriving on set.According to The Sun, Jones was scheduled to appear in the film and share a scene with Daniel Craig, but upon arrival on set was shocked to discover how few lines she had. A source told the newspaper that Jones was expecting to appear in a far bigger role in the film.Jones, at the peak of her celebrity, appeared in the 1985 007 film A View to a Kill as May Day, henchwoman to Christopher Walken’s Max Zorin. Initially contracted to kill Bond, played in the film by Roger Moore, she ends up falling for the secret agent before appearing to perish in an explosion.Rumours about Jones’s appearance in Bond 25 appear to solely stem from an Instagram photograph published in May by the supermodel, actress and musician in which she teased “exciting news coming soon”. The image, depicting a beach in Jamaica, coincided with the Bond 25 production team shooting scenes for the film on the island.Jones’s representative has confirmed that the star has “no comment” on the story, while The Independent has reached out for a further statement from Eon Productions.
Director Cary Fukunaga is at work with Craig, Jeffrey Wright and Lashana Lynch on set in the Caribbean.
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