The new James Bond film has suffered yet another setback, this time a major accident on set at Pinewood Studios in the United Kingdom.
According to a statement from the official Bond Twitter account, a controlled explosion went wrong resulting in damage to the exterior of the famed 007 stage. While it claimed there were no injuries on set, it did report that a crewmember outside the stage suffered a “minor injury.”
The Sun newspaper goes further, claiming the crew were testing a stunt involving a fireball in a laboratory when the incident took place and says there were three large explosions which blew part of the Bond stage roof off along with some wall panels. A member of the crew was found lying on the floor outside the building injured.
The news lands just weeks after actor Daniel Craig damaged ankle ligaments while shooting in Jamaica. The actor has since returned to work.
Cary Joji Fukunaga is helming the latest instalment which stars Rami Malek as the villain along with Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Jeffrey Wright, Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch and Billy Magnussen. It’s targeting an April 8th 2020 release.