James Bond production halted after on-set explosion causes an injury to crew member
Production on the new James Bond movie has been halted after an on-set explosion went wrong.
The controlled explosion, which took place yesterday (June 4th) at Pinewood Studios, resulted in the minor injury of a crew member and damage to the stage.
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. pic.twitter.com/8O9tOgwMYK— James Bond (@007) June 4, 2019
This is the second delay to hit the production. A lengthy break was enforced last month after star Daniel Craig suffered an ankle injury and required surgery to correct the problem.
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.