The problems continued today on the set of the 25th movie in the “James Bond” franchise when a controlled explosion injured a crew member and damaged a stage during filming at Pinewood Studios in the U.K.
The production sent out a tweet about the incident, which you can see below.
This is the second injury to take place during filming on the movie, which is due out in April 2020. Daniel Craig, who plays James Bond, had ankle surgery after being injured several weeks ago during filming in Jamaica, which kept him out of action for two weeks.
In contrast to the relatively understated official account of the incident, and while other media outlets provided similarly toned-down reports, Fox News reported that the production “was placed in total lockdown today after three huge explosions ripped through the set and injured crew.”
“Staff on the Hollywood flick were left needing medical treatment after a stunt went wrong on the world-famous 007 stage at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire,” Fox News reported. “It’s thought one was ‘seriously hurt’ after the explosions, which took part of the roof off and at least five wall panels of the multi-million dollar complex.”
The report added that the staff member “was left crushed’ by a part of the set that fell on him.
Fox News says crew members were testing a stunt that involved a fireball when the incident happened. The report quotes a Bond source saying: “It was utter chaos. … There were three huge explosions and it’s blown part of the Bond stage roof off and some wall panels off the stage.”
Below is what the production’s official Twitter account had to say about the incident …