Production on the upcoming James Bond film, Bond 25, was halted on Tuesday after a “controlled explosion” on set caused damage to the 007 Stage at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, England.
The explosion occurred during the filming of a stunt sequence involving a helicopter. According to reports, the helicopter was supposed to crash into the side of the stage, but the explosion was more powerful than expected and caused the roof of the stage to collapse.
One crew member was injured in the incident and taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The rest of the crew was evacuated from the set and production was halted for the day.
The cause of the explosion is still under investigation, but it is believed that a technical fault may have been to blame. Pinewood Studios has said that they are working to repair the damage to the stage and that production on Bond 25 is expected to resume soon.
This is the latest in a series of setbacks for the production of Bond 25. In May, star Daniel Craig was injured on set while filming a stunt sequence in Jamaica. Craig required surgery for his ankle injury and production was delayed for several weeks.
Bond 25 is scheduled to be released in April 2020. It is the 25th film in the James Bond franchise and will be Craig’s fifth and final outing as 007. The film is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and also stars Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch, Ana de Armas, and Ralph Fiennes.
The incident is a reminder of the dangers involved in filming action sequences. Despite the best safety precautions, accidents can and do happen. It is important for both the cast and crew to be aware of the risks involved and to take all necessary safety precautions.