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‘Bond 25’ First Footage Sees Daniel Craig Back as 007

After suffering a series of setbacks, including finding a new director and Daniel Craig’s on-set injury, “Bond 25” production is officially underway.

A new behind-the-scenes clip of the upcoming James Bond film features Craig and helmer Cary Joji Fukunaga at work in the Caribbean. The minute-long footage didn’t reveal much about the still-untitled movie, though it combined footage from the film and on-set interactions between the creative team. Along with its shooting in Jamaica, “Bond 25” will be filmed on locations including London, Italy and Norway.

Fukunaga was tapped to direct “Bond 25” after original filmmaker Danny Boyle exited the film over creative differences. His departure delayed the movie’s release nearly six months from October 2019 to April 2020. Rami Malek, Ana De Armas, and Lashana Lynch also star in “Bond 25,” which is produced by Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson. Fukunaga co-wrote the screenplay with Scott Z. Burns and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Beyond a director shakeup, “Bond 25” has been plagued with a number of misfortunes. In May, Craig had to undergo minor ankle surgery after sustaining an injury while filming. Later in the summer, a controlled explosion injured one person and damaged the stage at Pinewood Studios outside London.

The forthcoming saga hits theaters on April 8, 2020.

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