Explosion Rocks James Bond 25 Set, Crew Member Injured
A test explosion on the set of the new James Bond movie has caused damage to Britain’s Pinewood Studios and left one crew member injured.
Stunt co-ordinators were working on a “controlled” blast on Tuesday, but the explosion reportedly went awry and created a giant fireball, which set part of the building’s roof on fire, according to The Sun.
Everyone on set was unharmed, but a representative for the production reveals one person outside the stage area was hurt.
“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 spokesperson posted on the movie’s official Twitter page.
“There were no injuries on set, however one crew member outside the stage has sustained a minor injury.”
Further details about the mishap or the injury caused have yet to be released, but Deadline insiders report the accident will not delay shooting.
That’s good news for director Cary Fukunaga, after leading man Daniel Craig suffered an ankle injury while filming on location in Jamaica last month.
The British actor was due to undergo “minor” surgery and take two weeks off to recover.
Bond 25, starring Rami Malek as the new 007 villain, is still on course for its release date of April, 2020.