An inside look at the death-defying stunts in No Time To Die

No Time To Die: An inside look at the death-defying stunts featured in 007’s latest outing… which left Daniel Craig with an ankle injury that delayed production for weeks

The trailer for the newest James Bond instalment, No Time To Die, thrilled fans on Wednesday when it was officially unleashed on the world.

And notably featured were snippets of some of the death-defying stunts for which the franchise has become famous.

Promising to stay on trend, cars are seen flipping, explosions erupt and 007 – played by Daniel Craig – is seen flinging himself off a stone bridge, attached to a makeshift bungee rope.

Thriller: The trailer for the newest James Bond instalment, No Time To Die, thrilled fans on Wednesday when it was officially unleashed on the world – notably featuring snippets of some of the death-defying stunts for which the franchise has become famous

But Craig himself caused a halt in the production of No Time To Die when he injured his ankle taking on one of the stunts, while filming in Jamaica, the spiritual home of Bond creator Ian Fleming.

In the scene, Bond was involved in a chase sequence which led to his injury.

The actor underwent an operation followed by two weeks of rehabilitation in May, causing major delays to the long awaited production.


On trend: Cars are seen flipping in one high-octane sequence. It’s unsure who is featured in the scene which sees a jeep veer a smaller vehicle off the road

The official Twitter account for Bond 25 released a statement concerning his injuries at the time, writing: ‘Daniel Craig will be undergoing minor ankle surgery resulting from an injury sustained during filming in Jamaica.

‘Production will continue whilst Craig is rehabilitating for two weeks post-surgery. The film remains on track for the same release date in April 2020.’

The British star was said to have flown to New York City for treatment, but was thought to be ‘furious’ that he injured himself after months of grueling preparation for the role.

Taking the plunge: The scene opens the trailer, setting the bar high as Bond leaps over the wall into the depths below

The bungee scene sees Bond running across the bridge in Matera, Italy, chased by a motorbike.

The scene opens the trailer, setting the bar high as Bond leaps over the wall into the depths below.

Craig is also seen riding a motorcycle, up the bridge and flipping over the wall and onto the stone ground.

This scene – much like most of the action-packed sequences – were carried out by Craig’s stunt double, who was seen on set in September, being flung into the air as an epic explosion erupted in a cemetery in Matera.


Dare devil: Craig is also seen riding a motorcycle, up the bridge and flipping over the wall and onto the stone ground. This scene – much like most of the action-packed sequences – were carried out by Craig’s stunt double

Scene of the crime: Craig injured his ankle on location in Jamaica [pictured]

Fast cars: The new film promises the traditional Bond high-speed chases

Never foregoing any element of Bond’s signature dapper style, the double was dressed in a slick cream suit as he emulated the famous British actor, 51, who was filming an eerie graveyard scene hours earlier.

The remote and isolated location proved to be the perfect place for filming the huge explosion which saw the stuntman put his skills to good use.

A number of behind-the-scenes crew-members were dotted around the filming location to make sure that everything ran smoothly.

The mountainside location was covered in plumes of thick black smoke which took to the skies.

Gunpoint: Craig himself took on some of the stunts, while filming in Jamaica, the spiritual home of Bond creator Ian Fleming

Back again: Craig agreed to star in the much-anticipated No Time To Die, for a reported fee of £18.4 million ($25million)

Return: He once said he would rather ‘slit my own wrists’ than play Bond again [pictured on set in September]

Adding to the dramatic effect, chunks of debris were seen being scattered all over the floor as filming for the scene came to an end.

Craig agreed to star in the much-anticipated No Time To Die, for a reported fee of £18.4 million ($25million).

As well as Casino Royale, Skyfall in 2012 and Spectre, Daniel also appeared in Quantum of Solace in 2008. 

No Time To Die is released in UK cinemas on April 2, 2020 and in the US on April 8, 2020.

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