It is the 25th chapter in the 007 franchise, which will see Daniel Craig make his final outing as the iconic Secret Secret Service agent.
And the actor looked more in character than ever as he filmed scenes for No Time To Die with his stunt double in Matera,
The award-winning screen star, 51, continued to sport a bloody visage as he shot tense scenes for the upcoming film, while co-star Léa Seydoux was pictured in the passenger seat of the spy’s vehicle.
Daniel Craig looked more in character than ever as he filmed scenes for No Time To Die with his stunt double in Matera, Italy, on Thursday morning
Despite sporting bloody gashes across his face, the Elizabeth actor looked dapper in beige trousers, a crisp blue shirt and matching suspenders.
The hunk maintained his smart appearance with his choice of footwear as he donned brown brogues, rounded off with a pair of tortoise-shell shades.
Hopping into his trademark vehicle, the Logan Lucky star was a man on a mission as he joined French actress Léa, 34, before embarking on action-packed journey.
No Time To Die is co-written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge who was brought on board to sprinkle her magic on the script for the 25th movie in the film franchise based on Ian Fleming’s hit novels.
There it is: Replicas of the 007 car were instantly recognisable on the set of the film
She’s a natural! The actor’s co-star Léa Seydoux was pictured in the passenger seat of the spy’s iconic Aston Martin vehicle
The film had previously been been given the working title Shatterhand, however the title has since been changed to match Bond’s more iconic film titles.
Production finally kicked off in April of this year, though it had already been delayed by several months following the departure of original director Danny Boyle.
The film, which also stars Naomie Harris, Lashana Lynch, Ana de Armas, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Whishaw, sees Rami Malek take on the role of an as-yet-untitled villain.
Sharp: Despite sporting bloody gashes across his face, the Elizabeth actor looked dapper in beige trousers, a crisp blue shirt and matching suspenders
In good company: Hopping into his trademark vehicle, the Logan Lucky star was a man on a mission as he joined French actress Léa, 34, before embarking on action-packed journey
But it has suffered a turbulent production process in recent months after Craig suffered a nasty ankle injury while filming a separate chase sequence in Jamaica, the spiritual home of Bond creator Ian Fleming.
The actor underwent an operation followed by two weeks of rehabilitation in May, causing major delays to the long awaited production.
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’.
Cruising off: The Road to Perdition actor’s stunt double ensured Daniel was positioned in his car securely before he headed off
Taking a breather: The Trench star took a brief break from filming as he joined crew members on set
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 gruelling preparation for the role.
Meanwhile over at the UK’s Pinewood Studios three explosions went off on set after a stunt went wrong during filming last month.
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.
The official Twitter account for the 007 franchise confirmed the blasts, with a post saying: ‘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.
Man on a mission: A pile of clutter was pictured on set while Daniel prepared to embark on his next scene
Bringing roads to a standstill: The southern Italian location was sectioned off to ensure scenes were filmed without disturbances
‘There were no injuries on set, however one crew member outside the stage has sustained a minor injury.’
Filming for the movie began in April, four years after previous Bond film, the much maligned Spectre, was released.
Yet it has been claimed the screenplay for the film is being endlessly re-written by a committee consisting of director Fukunaga, Waller-Bridge and leading man Craig.
The film has also featured shoots in Norway, Jamaica and the UK.
No Time To Die is scheduled for release on April 3 2020 in the United Kingdom and April 8 2020 in the United States.