Dr No emissions: Daniel Craig will drive £250,000 electric Aston Martin in next James Bond film
- Daniel Craig, 51, will drive a limited edition Rapide E made by Aston Martin
- Director Cary Joji Fukunaga wants bond to drive electric car to be eco-friendly
- Vehicle will signal a move away from traditional petrol-fuelled Aston Martin
James Bond will drive a £25,000 electric car in the next film in a bid to make the character more environmentally friendly.
Director Cary Joji Fukunaga, 41, wants star Daniel Craig, 51, to take the wheel of a limited edition Aston Martin.
The Rapide E is the British company’s first electric car and only 155 of the unique vehicles exist in the world.
The Rapide E is the British company’s first electric car and only 155 of the unique vehicles exist in the world
The decision to use the zero-emission vehicle will signal a move from a traditional petrol-fuelled Aston Martin which was first driven by Sean Connery in Goldfinger more than 50 years ago.
Mr Joji Fukunaga is working closely with the iconic company to ensure the car will grace the big screen, The Sun reports.
An insider told the newspaper: ‘The decision was spearheaded by the film’s new director, who’s a total tree-hugger.
‘He is working directly with Aston Martin to get one of their electric cars ready for its big close-up.
‘Everybody is afraid of Bond getting labelled ‘too PC’ but they all felt the time was right to put him in a zero emission vehicle.’
The decision to use a zero-emission vehicle will signal a move from a traditional petrol-fuelled Aston Martin which was first driven on the big screen more than 50 years ago
The latest Bond film, which has the working title Shatterhand, will start shooting next month and is due to be released in 2020.
The film is speculated to be a remake of George Lazenby’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service by screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade.
The plot sees Bond as he hunts down Ernst Starvo Blofeld in the Swiss Alps, which lead to suggestions from fans that Christoph Waltz would be returning as the character after he played the part in Spectre.
Léa Seydoux is also apparently going to star in the next film, fans have commented that she may meet her death in a similar fashion to Tracy Bond, the only Bond girl to marry James in the films.
The latest Bond film, which has the working title Shatterhand, will start shooting next month and is due to be released in 2020
Danny Boyle reportedly quit as director of the new James Bond film because bosses would not let him kill off the iconic secret agent.
The filmmaker, 62, is said to have wanted 007 to die in the arms of returning Bond girl Lea Seydoux in the 25th Bond film.
A source told the Daily Star: ‘Boyle thought that killing 007 would be a brilliant way to pave to introduce a new Bond.’
However, they allege that Bond producer Barbara and actor Daniel Craig were not impressed with the idea.
They said: ‘When the dust settled there was push back from Barbara and Daniel.
‘The feeling was that the audience should be left guessing as to the plight of their man.’