James Bond Movie Set Rocked By Explosions As One Crew Member Is Injured
Three explosions have torn through the set of the latest Bond flick, leaving at least one crew member injured.
A “controlled explosion” on the set of the new James Bond movie at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire has left at least one person with a "minor injury" after a stunt involving the blasts went wrong.
The explosion, which destroyed parts of the multimillion-dollar set, injured one crew member who was reportedly crushed by part of the set, which fell on him as he stood on a ramp outside the studio.
"It was utter chaos," a source told the Sun. "There were three huge explosions and it’s blown part of the Bond stage roof off and some wall panels off the stage. They were supposed to be filming."
They continued, "It went bang, bang, bang. The place is now on total lockdown."
It's not known how the stunt -- which was reportedly for a scene involving a fireball in a laboratory -- went awry, however, the Sun has confirmed that as of Tuesday the Buckinghamshire set was in total lockdown.
The official James Bond account released a statement over Twitter, confirming the blasts and that one member of the crew had required medical attention following the incident.
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It's the latest in a series of setbacks for the yet-to-be-named Bond film, with the film's star Daniel Craig recently forced to undergo minor ankle surgery after injuring his foot while shooting in Jamaica.
On top of that, production has been repeatedly delayed over script disputes, with further delays prompted after Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle was replaced by Cary Fukunaga in September.
The 25th Bond film once again stars Daniel Craig -- who after this film will bow out after eight years in the franchise -- with 'Bohemian Rhapsody' star Rami Malek playing the villain.
The film is set to be released in April next year.