Daniel Craig and Rami Malek ‘struggling to film together’ after delays to filming on new James Bond movie
Producers on the new James Bond movie have been left with a headache after more delays to filming.
According to reports in The Sun over the weekend, filmmakers are now struggling to engineer a situation where star Daniel Craig and villain Rami Malek are working at the same time.
A source told the paper: "Filming was supposed to finish in September but the cast and crew have been told it’s been pushed back to late October, possibly early November due to Daniel’s injury and the set explosion. But they still need to find a time for Daniel and Rami to film together."
It continued: "You can’t have a Bond film where 007 doesn’t come face to face with the villain so it’s a complete nightmare logistically. They are looking at the whole schedule again now and doing everything they can to make it work, but production is going to have to over-run even further now."
Production was first pushed back after a lengthy break was enforced last month after star Craig suffered an ankle injury and required surgery to correct the problem.
Subsequently, a controlled explosion went wrong at Pinewood Studios, resulting in the minor injury of a crew member and damage to the stage.
The new Bond film, which is still untitled, will see Rami Malek, Ana De Armas and Lashana Lynch join the cast, while Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Seydoux and Jeffrey Wright will be returning to star.
The new cast have not unveiled who they will be playing, but it is widely expected that Malek will play the movie's villain, especially with Spectre antagonist Christoph Waltz not part of the cast for the new film.
Both Scott Z.Burns and Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge have been named as writers along with director Cary Fukunaga and long-time 007 scribes Robert Wade and Neal Purvis.
The movie's official synopsis reads as follows:
"Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter 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..."
The as yet untitled movie will hit cinemas on April 3rd in the UK and in the US on April 8th in 2020.