James Bond may like his Martinis shaken not stirred but when it comes to cars he likes them fast and furious.As filming of Spectre, the latest instalment of the spy thriller in Rome kicked off this week, the city was treated to a spectacular car chase along the banks of the Tiber river.Stuntmen took the 007’s Aston Martin DB10 and the villain’s Jaguar CX75 down the river’s narrow footpaths at breakneck speed.
Ordinary Romans held their breath as the supercars rode up and down the vertical sides of the banks, narrowly avoiding an outing into the water.Unfortunately one of the cars will ultimately end up in the Tiber, according to leaks by the production company, although that part of the scene has not been shot yet.Bond played by Daniel Craig was later spotted getting out of one of the cars looking stylish in a black three-piece suit and driving gloves.
Film producers and crew have also yet to reveal what gadgets the car will have, following the famous ejector seats, rocket launchers and even built-in defibrillators of previous models. Another scene will show Bond parachuting out of a plane onto the Ponte Sisto, a 17th century bridge over the river.Producers of the film have run into numerous obstacles as they attempted to finalise location plans for the five-week shoot.
Earlier a car chase scene around the city’s baroque fountains in Rome was scrapped after protests by the city's cultural heritage officials. Meanwhile, with filming of the latest James Bond movie well underway, fans are desperate to find out more about the secret agent's new set of wheels.Daniel Craig was spotted taking the supercar out for a spin around Rome on Friday while recording scenes for the highly-anticipated Spectre.
However, while shots of the vehicle’s exterior have been released, insiders are keeping incredibly tight-lipped with regards to specifics of the ultra-stylish Aston Martin DB10. The model's exact specifications are being kept under wraps by Aston Martin bosses.According to reports, the luxury manufacturer does not plan to put the vehicle up for sale until after it has been driven by Bond.
It is thought that the motor is a 'nod to future designs' and so Aston Martin insiders are keeping the machine as far away as possible from rival firms - who they fear may try to copy its sleek design.Film producers and crew have also yet to reveal what gadgets the car will have, following the famous ejector seats, rocket launchers and even built-in defibrillators of previous models.Aston Martin said they worked closely with Bond director Sam Mendes to create 'the ultimate car for the world's most famous spy'.It is the 50th anniversary of Bond's use of an Aston Martin, which started in the film Goldfinger when Sean Connery drove the iconic DB5.
The car was shown at the film's launch back in December but this is the first time it has been seen on set. Daniel Craig, who reprises his role as the slick titular secret agent, was seen getting into character alongside Monica Bellucci on Thursday.The pair were spotted shooting a funeral scene in the stunning Italian capital on Thursday, however, it is not yet known which character has been killed off.Meanwhile, the screen stars looked as stylish as ever during shooting on Thursday, with Daniel, 46, donning a white shirt and black tie under a full-length black coat, teamed with matching trousers, leather gloves and sunglasses.
Monica, 50, looked equally smart in a fitted black jacket with matching pencil skirt, while she accentuated her long, shapely legs with a pair of knee-high black suede boots.But the crowning part of her ensemble was a small black hat, which she wore with partial veil over her stunning face, while her dark hair was tied back in a neat bun.Among the anticipated movie's shooting locations include London, Mexico City; Rome; Tangier and Erfoud in Morocco, and Sölden, Obertilliach and Lake Altaussee in Austria.
It's been reported that Craig has been keeping his distance from work since he sustained a knee injury on the set last week, which is now supposedly holding up production on the film.The latest Bond movie has so far had a bumpy ride but took another fateful turn on Tuesday when a crew member was seriously injured during filming.The much-anticipated new movie has suffered another setback after a camera truck veered off the road and crashed into a barn, badly injuring at least one member of the crew.
Terry Madden, the second unit assistant director, was badly hurt in the accident, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which said he suffered multiple injuries to his leg.He has previously worked on James Bond movies Skyfall, Quantum of Solace and Casino Royale.
The incident comes shortly after it was reported Bond himself suffered injury in a 'major action sequence'.News of the injury, which transpired to be fairly minor, led former Bond star Sir Roger Moore to offer to reprise the role of the secret agent.Sir Roger - who starred as James Bond in the films between 1973 and 1985 - joked: 'Sorry to hear Daniel Craig has sprained his knee on set #Spectre. Being 007 is not without its hazards. I'm available to step in if needed. (sic)'
Spectre, directed by Sam Mendes, is scheduled to be released internationally on November 6.
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