During a fight scene for the upcoming James Bond movie, Spectre, Daniel Craig suffered a knee injury, delaying filming of the movie. The star was filming a dramatic action scene at Pinewood Studios in Buckingham, England, when he sustained the injury.
According to MSN, a movie insider spoke to The Sun, a newspaper, stating that panic would have erupted on set after the injury.
“Bond bosses would have been panicking. Film deadlines are so tight, any sort of delay can bring mayhem to the schedules. The extras were simply told, ‘You can go home – Daniel’s injured his knee.'”
Sir Roger Moore, a Bond from years past, stepped up to the plate via Twitter, jokingly offering his services should Craig not be able to quickly return to service.
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.— Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) February 6, 2015
Spectre is the forth Bond film that Craig has been apart of. It began filming in December under the direction of Sam Mendes. Other than Daniel Craig, a few more familiar faces are returning for Spectre: Naomie Harris (Moneypenny), Ben Whishaw (Q), Rory Kinnear (Bill Tanner), and Ralph Fiennes (M).
There are also new names to the list including Oscar winner Christoph Waltz, who is rumored to play a classic Bond villain. Though nothing is confirmed yet.
NME notes that the official film synopsis is a bit of a tease.
“A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.”
Craig has admitted that the new James Bond film has a “better script” than Skyfall.
Fortunately for producers, the knee injury has only taken Craig out of the game for a few days. A spokesperson for the actor assured fans that filming will resume.
“Daniel Craig sustained a knee sprain this week while shooting a fight sequence on the set of Spectre. He will be filming on Saturday as planned.”
Which, of course, meant that Sir Roger Moore was not able to step in.
The filming may have been halted for a day or two, but it seems everything will get back on schedule Saturday. Spectre is due to be released on November 6 of this year, provided there aren’t any more setbacks.
Are you looking forward to the newest addition to the James Bond saga?
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