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Why ‘No Time To Die’ motorcycle stunt was extremely difficult to shoot

Published : 13 Oct 2021 09:02 PM | Updated : 14 Oct 2021 02:52 PM

No Time To Die's stunt coordinator reveals the torrid conditions the crew had to endure during the filming of the opening action sequence in the film. The 25th entry in the Bond franchise went through several delays initially due to Danny Boyle's departure from the director's chair in 2018 and subsequent delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the film was finally released in cinema halls worldwide and in US theaters on October 8th with positive reviews including a certified fresh Rotten Tomatoes score of 84%.

Daniel Craig returns for his swan song as the charismatic ‘007’ agent, ‘James Bond’, and he is joined by recurring actors Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Jeffrey Wright, Naomie Harris, Lea Seydoux and Christoph Waltz. The film, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective, Maniac), also features newcomers to the franchise. Lashana Lynch, Ana De Armas and Rami Malek, who plays Bond's nemesis Lyutsifer Safin. The plot revolves around Bond, who is forced to come out of retirement from his retreat in Jamaica to help an old friend find a kidnapped scientist, which leads ‘Bond’ on yet another fateful mission.

‘No Time To Die’ stunt coordinator, Lee Morrison, recently sat down with Variety to discuss the difficulty in shooting the stunts for the film, particularly the jaw-dropping motorcycle sequence that takes place in the early scenes of the film at Matera, Italy. The scene in question shows Craig's Bond rushing back to Madeleine Swann (Seydoux), who is at the hotel, after members from the evil organization ‘Spectre’ try to kill him. The sequence involves him driving a motorcycle on the cobblestone streets of the small Italian town, and he eventually leads the bike up a steep platform on the side of a building and jumps over a wall onto a crowded street. Morrison mentioned that the roads were "the worst I’ve ever shot on," labelling the surface as "ancient

    -Screen Rant

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