‘Bond 25’ suspends shooting after Daniel Craig injury (report)

The difficult road to production on the latest James Bond film has hit another hurdle after shooting was reportedly suspended following an injury to star Daniel Craig. According to British newspaper The Sun, the actor fell while sprinting on the set in Jamaica last week and has been flown to the U.S. for X-rays, resulting in a suspension of the shoot.

The newspaper cited an unnamed source as saying that Craig was shooting one of his final scenes in Jamaica. “He was sprinting during filming when he slipped and fell quite awkwardly,” the source said. “He was in quite a lot of pain and was complaining about his ankle.”

While it is unknown how long the production might be delayed, The Sun reports that filming at London’s iconic Pinewood Studios, which had been scheduled to begin at the end of the week, has been canceled.

In August 2017 a stunt-related injury to star Tom Cruise resulted in the shutdown and near-two month delay to production of “Mission: Impossible – Fallout.” That film’s release date was unaffected despite the seriousness of Cruise’s injury, which resulted in a broken ankle.

It is not the first time that Craig, who performs many of his own stunts, has been injured on the set of a Bond film. He had two teeth knocked out during his first stunt scene for his Bond debut in “Casino Royale”; sustained a number of injuries, including slicing off the tip of a finger and tearing a shoulder muscle, on “Quantum of Solace”; and injured his knee during a fight scene for his most recent outing as the super spy in 2015’s “Spectre.”

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English actor Daniel Craig as Jaapie Botha, a Sergeant in the Afrikaner police in the film 'The Power of One', 1992. (Photo by Keith Hamshere/Getty Images)
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PARK CITY, UTAH - JANUARY 21: Actor Daniel Craig attends the premiere of Layer Cake at the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts during the 2005 Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2005 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
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LONDON - FEBRUARY 9: Daniel Craig poses in the Press Room after recieving the award for British Actor of The Year at the Awards Of The London Film Critics Circle (ALFS) at The Dorchester on February 9, 2005 in London. The 25th annual awards are bestowed by the London Film Critics Circle at the star-studded private charity ceremony. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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BEIJING, CHINA - JANUARY 29: (CHINA OUT) British actor Daniel Craig (L) and French actress Eva Green attend a press conference prior to the premiere 'Casino Royale' on January 29, 2007 in Beijing, China. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)
LONDON - FEBRUARY 4: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Daniel Craig attends the Evening Standard British Film Awards 2007 dinner at the Ivy on February 4, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON - FEBRUARY 11: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Actor Daniel Craig and partner Satsuki Mitchell arrive at the Orange British Academy Film Awards, at the Royal Opera House on February 11, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON - NOVEMBER 25: Daniel Craig poses for pictures in the Press Room of 12th British Academy Children's Awards at the London Hilton Park Lane November 25, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON - OCTOBER 29: Daniel Craig and Satsuki Mitchell attend the Royal World Premiere of 'Quantum of Solace' held at the Odeon Leicester Square on October 29, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actor Daniel Craig (R) and Satsuki Mitchell arrive at the 81st Annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on February 22, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: (***EXCLUSIVE ACCESS SPECIAL RATES APPLY*** NO TV BROADCAST IN THE USA OR CANADA UNTIL FEBRUARY 26.) Actors Jerry Seinfeld and Daniel Craig attend the 2009 Vanity Fair Oscar party hosted by Graydon Carter at the Sunset Tower Hotel on February 22, 2009 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/VF/WireImage for Vanity Fair)
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LONDON - NOV 03: Daniel Craig attends the photocall for the 23rd James Bond film, Skyfall on November 3, 2011 at the Massimo Restaurant in London. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: Actress Rooney Mara (L) and actor Daniel Craig attend 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' world premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on December 12, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Jon Furniss/WireImage)
Britsh actor Daniel Craig (C), French actress Berenice Marlohe and British Naomie Harris (L) pose during the presentation of the lastest James Bond 007 film 'Skyfall' at Ciragan Palace in Istanbul on April 29, 2012. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/GettyImages)
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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 07: Event honorees Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig attend the 7th annual Night of Opportunity Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on April 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
English actor Daniel Craig walks during the shooting of scenes for the 24th James Bond movie 'Spectre' in Rome on February 21, 2015. The 24th film in the Bond film series, 'Spectre' is slated for release later this year. AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABI (Photo credit should read TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 19: Daniel Craig and Monica Bellucci on set for new bond film 'Spectre' on February 19, 2015 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Robino Salvatore/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: Daniel Craig attends the Royal Film Performance of 'Spectre' at Royal Albert Hall on October 26, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - OCTOBER 28: Daniel Craig attends the 'Spectre' German Premiere on October 28, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/Wireimage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - OCTOBER 28: Daniel Craig attends the 'Spectre' German Premiere on October 28, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/Wireimage)
UN HEADQUARTERS, NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES - 2016/04/04: Daniel Craig offers his remarks to the UN press corps. On the occasion of the International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, established by United Nations General Assembly Resolution 60/97 (2005), UN Mine Action Service Director Agnes and UNMAS Global Advocate Daniel Craig spoke at a briefing to outline the program's initiatives and to answer questions regarding the status of mine clearing operations globally. (Photo by Albin Lohr-Jones/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 07: Actor Daniel Craig speaks onstage during The New Yorker Festival 2016 - Daniel Craig Talks With Nicholas Schmidle at MasterCard Stage at SVA Theatre on October 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for The New Yorker)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 14: Daniel Craig is seen running to the Off-Broadway play 'Othello' at New York Theater Workshop on January 14, 2017 in New York, New York. (Photo by Alessio Botticelli/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 4: (L-R) Daniel Craig and Sam Gold attend 2017 Drama Desk Awards - Arrivals at Anita's Way on June 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: Daniel Craig (L) and La La Anthony attend Gabrielle's Angel Foundation's Angel Ball 2017 at Cipriani Wall Street on October 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Gabrielle's Angel Foundation For Cancer Research )
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: (L-R) Daniel Craig, Barbara Broccoli, and Annette Bening attend the Museum of the Moving Image Salute to Annette Bening at 583 Park Avenue on December 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

A potential production delay would be the latest setback for “Bond 25” following a troubled script process that saw original director Danny Boyle leave the project over creative differences with producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, resulting in a delay to the start of production and a subsequent delay to the planned release, originally slated for October 2019. The release is currently scheduled for April 8, 2020.

The full cast for the new adventure was revealed in April as production officially began, with Oscar-winner Rami Malek confirmed to play the film’s villain. Other new additions include Ana De Armas, Lashana Lynch, David Dencik, Billy Magnussen, and Dali Benssalah; returning cast members include Lea Seydoux, Jeffrey Wright, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Naomi Harris, and Ralph Fiennes. Locations include London, Italy and Norway.

Cary Joji Fukunaga is directing from a script by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Scott Z. Burns and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The title is still to be revealed.

Broccoli revealed that the film would open with the spy “enjoying himself in Jamaica.” The official log-line states that Bond’s “peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter [Wright] 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.”

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