British tabloid The Sun is reporting that production on Bond 25 has been suspended after Daniel Craig suffered a fall during the filming of an action scene in Jamaica and injured his ankle.
“[Craig] was sprinting during filming when he slipped and fell quite awkwardly,” claims the newspaper’s source. “He was in quite a lot of pain and was complaining about his ankle.”
Following the original report, the newspaper then cited another unnamed source as stating: ““Things were deemed to be a disaster at first. But the injury is not as severe as believed, and he will be able to film while not over-exerting his ankle. He will be back on set within the week.”
The production hiatus, however brief, may prove to be a blessing in disguise if this week’s report about the state of the screenplay proves true, with director Cary Joji Fukunaga, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Craig himself all said to be contributing to the script on set and crew members reportedly describing the production as “a well-polished shit show”.
Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
Bond 25 is set for release in the UK on April 3rd 2020 and in the U.S. on April 8th 2020 and stars Daniel Craig (James Bond), Ralph Fiennes (M), Naomie Harris (Moneypenny), Rory Kinnear (Tanner), Léa Seydoux (Madeleine Swann), Ben Whishaw (Q) and Jeffrey Wright (Felix Leiter), while new additions include Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody), Ana de Armas (Blade Runner 2049), Lashana Lynch (Captain Marvel), Billy Magnussen (Velvet Buzzsaw), Dali Benssalah (A Faithful Man) and David Dencik (Top of the Lake).