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James Bond 25: Daniel Craig’s stunt double films death-defying explosion scenes for No Time To Die

Daniel Craig’s stunt double was seen being flung into the air as cameras rolled during an intense death-defying scene for the upcoming instalment of the 007 franchise. 

Filming proved to be in full swing as the fearless stuntman was seen caught in the midst of an epic explosion for the new flick titled ‘No Time To Die’ on location in a purpose built cemetery in Matera, Italy on Friday.  

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. 

Daniel Craig’s stunt double was seen being blown into the air as cameras rolled during an intense death-defying scene for the upcoming instalment of the 007 franchise

The remote and isolated location proved to be the perfect location 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.

Filming proved to be in full swing as the fearless stuntman was seen caught in the midst of an epic explosion for the new flick titled 'No Time To Die' on location in a purpose built cemetery in Matera, Italy on Friday

Filming proved to be in full swing as the fearless stuntman was seen caught in the midst of an epic explosion for the new flick titled ‘No Time To Die’ on location in a purpose built cemetery in Matera, Italy on Friday

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, (pictured) who was filming eerie graveyard scene hours earlier

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, (pictured) who was filming eerie graveyard scene hours earlier

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

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

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

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. 

No Time To Die is the 25th chapter in the 007 franchise, which will see Daniel make his final outing as the iconic Secret Secret Service agent.

Earlier on in the day, David was seen chatting away to crew members as he shot scenes in the epic location. 

Daniel looked sharp as he shot in the graveyard with a huge crew surrounding him as well as vast light and camera fittings.

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

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

Working on it: Daniel was spotted working hard on the Bond 25 set in Matera, Italy

Working on it: Daniel was spotted working hard on the Bond 25 set in Matera, Italy

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. 

The film had previously 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.

Sleek: The handsome star was clad in a cream suit and stylish shades as he got chatting to crew members and shot in the epic location

Sleek: The handsome star was clad in a cream suit and stylish shades as he got chatting to crew members and shot in the epic location

A grave matter: They were shooting the scenes in an Italian graveyard

A grave matter: They were shooting the scenes in an Italian graveyard 

Switching things up: 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

Switching things up: The film had previously been given the working title Shatterhand, however the title has since been changed to match Bond's more iconic film titles

Switching things up: 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

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.

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.

No Time To Die is the 25th chapter in the 007 franchise, which will see Daniel make his final outing as the iconic Secret Secret Service agent

No Time To Die is the 25th chapter in the 007 franchise, which will see Daniel make his final outing as the iconic Secret Secret Service agent

‘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 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.

Ouch! 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

Ouch! 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

 

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