Production on the upcoming James Bond film is said to have hit a bump in the road as stars Daniel Craig and Rami Malek are unable to film together.
A source told the publication: ‘Filming was meant to finish in September but now it’s been pushed back to late October, early November.
Scheduling: Production on the upcoming James Bond film is said to have hit a bump in the road as stars Daniel Craig and Rami Malek are unable to film together
‘But they still need to find a time for Daniel and Rami to film together – 007 must come face-to-face with the villain. It’s a complete logitical nightmare.’
Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami plays the villain in the upcoming film which has the working title of Bond 25.
The scheduling difficulties of the film’s main actors comes after three explosions went off at Pinewood studios after a stunt went wrong during filming.
Health and Safety officials arrived on the set of the beleaguered movie after an explosion ripped a hole in a sound stage and injured a member of the crew.
Busy: According to The Sun , Rami’s other film demands have clashed with Daniel’s schedule since the actor returned to work following his ankle injury (pictured in May 2019)
The inspection by government officials is the latest in a strong of misfortunes for the as-yet-untitled 25th installment of the franchise, due for release next April.
Three explosions left a crew member injured in a stunt-gone-wrong earlier this week.
The production was put into ‘total lockdown’ after the incident at Pinewood Studios in London on Tuesday.
The official Twitter account for the 007 franchise confirmed: ‘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 source told the publication: ‘Filming was meant to finish in September but now it’s been pushed back to late October, early November’
He said: ‘But they still need to find a time for Daniel and Rami to film together – 007 must come face-to-face with the villain. It’s a complete logitical nightmare’
Mishap: The damage to the Bond 25 set after three explosions blew holes in it at Pinewood Studios
Injury: A staff member was injured at Pinewood Studios in London when three blasts blew holes in the 007 set on Tuesday
Damage done: ‘There were no injuries on set, however one crew member outside the stage has sustained a minor injury,’ the official statement claimed
Pictured: The Bond 25 set at Pinewood Studios where a crew member received a minor injury after three explosions
‘There were no injuries on set, however one crew member outside the stage has sustained a minor injury.’
A spokesman for the HSE, whose mission is ‘to prevent work-related death, injury and ill health’, said: ‘HSE is aware of the incident and making initial enquiries.’
Accident: It comes after leading man Daniel (pictured in Skyfall) had to have ankle surgery after injuring himself while filming
The incident is the latest in a slew of hiccups to plague the currently untitled Bond movie – with director Danny Boyle quitting, the writing team being constantly added to and star Daniel Craig suffering an ankle injury on location in Jamaica.
Original director Boyle left by mutual consent, after proposing to kill off 007.
Pictures of the set showed how the explosion took part of the roof off and at least five wall panels of the multi-million pound complex.
One witness said: ‘It was utter chaos. A fireball was supposed to go through the set. That was the stunt but something has gone horribly wrong.
‘There were three loud explosions, one after another, and a member of the crew was lying on the floor outside the building injured.’
Clean-up operation: ‘There were three loud explosions, one after another, and a member of the crew was lying on the floor outside the building injured. The place is now on total lockdown,’ a source reported
The curse of Bond 25: String of bad luck that has hit filming
Today’s blasts are the latest mishap in a string of bad luck for the 25th film chronicling 007’s adventures.
The first blow came when director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) quit in August last year.
He argued with Daniel Craig over creative differences over casting for the lead villain.
Since then writing trouble has abounded as the screenplay is constantly re-written by director Cary Joji Fukunaga, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Craig himself.
In April, producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson said at the film’s launch that the blockbuster still doesn’t have title.
And with less than a year until the release date, its leading man required surgery last month on his ankle after the star slipped while running.
The 51-year-old was filming on location in Jamaica at the time.
The scene in question is said to have featured a fireball that rips through a laboratory.
It’s not known whether Daniel was present at the time.
He was seen for the first time since injuring his ankle as he stepped out at Pinewood in Buckinghamshire yesterday.
The actor, 51, appeared in pain as he made his way out of his trailer following his ankle injury.
It was revealed last month that he was due to undergo an operation followed by two weeks of rehabilitation, causing further delays to filming the movie, which is set for a 3 April 2020 cinematic release.
The official Twitter account for Bond 25 released a statement concerning Craig’s injuries: ‘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 actor is said to have tweaked his ankle ligaments after falling during filming for a high-octane scene for his fifth outing as the iconic Secret Service Agent.
The British star is said to have flown to New York City for treatment, but is thought to be ‘furious’ that he injured himself after months of gruelling preparation for the role.
Chaos: The production has reportedly been put into ‘total lockdown’ after the incident, which saw three explosions take place, injuring a crew member in the process
Update: The official Twitter account for the film franchise took to Twitter on Tuesday evening to confirm the reports in a statement
Best foot forward: Craig is said to be contributing to the Bond 25 script along with the ever-growing list of writers for the project (pictured during a photocall for the film in April 2019)
Official: The official Twitter account for Bond 25 released a statement concerning Craig’s injuries
MailOnline contacted Daniel’s representatives for comment at the time. Bond 25 has been blighted by drama from the beginning, with Daniel’s involvement in the film initially thrown into question when he claimed that he would rather ‘slash his wrists than reprise the role’, before making a complete U-turn and signing up for the movie.
Filming for the movie began several weeks ago, four years after the previous Bond film, Spectre, was released.
Yet it has been claimed the screenplay for the film is being endlessly re-written by a committee consisting of director Cary Joji Fukunaga, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and 007 himself, Daniel.
leading ladies: Bond 25 cast [L-R] Lea Seydoux, Ana de Armas, Craig, Naomie Harris and Lashana Lynch began filming the new movie in April
‘She’s writing a re-write of a re-write,’ a source told the Daily Mail’s Baz Bamigboye of Waller-Bridge’s recent involvement in the project. ‘Daniel’s writing. Cary’s writing. The crew reckon they’re working on a well-polished s**t show.
‘They have an outline of plot, but dialogue is all last-minute. It’s not the way to make a movie. I would imagine they’ll sort it out in the cutting room.
‘That’s where most movies get made anyway. But you’d think the Bond lot would be more together.’