James Bond is one of the most revered characters in the history of film, but don’t forget that it was Ian Fleming’s novels that catapulted the franchise into what it is today.
We’ve gotten a lot of great actors who have portrayed Bond like Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan, Timothy Dalton, Roger Moore, and Daniel Craig is continuing to don the suit in the upcoming “Bond 25” signifying the twenty fifth movie of the franchise. But each brought their own levity and prowess to the character that makes each one of their takes on the iconic character unique.
And while it remains one of the biggest franchises in Hollywood history, this crazy thing happened during filming recently that made the crew furious.
“Bond. James Bond,” is quite frankly one of the simplest and most recognizable lines in film history.
It’s a line that sums up the character in a way that makes him suave but also an arrogant narcissist. But at the end of the day, the MI-6 agent will do anything to protect people from super villains – almost effectively making him a superhero in his own right.
Daniel Craig has been saying that line since 2006 when “Casino Royale” hit theaters and the franchise’s main producer Barbara Broccoli is seemingly happy with her decision to cast the British actor.
Cary Joji Fukugana is helming the upcoming film who is known for directing “Maniac” and also creating “True Detective” for HBO.
The plot for the upcoming film is Bond has finally left active service. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
But things aren’t hunky dory, so to speak, on set because a mutiny has erupted amongst the crew against the controversial director.
Fukunaga was allegedly “several hours” late to a scheduled slot due to his particularly intense video games session and a large number of crew were waiting on location when he eventually turned up three hours after his anticipated arrival time.
And to make up for lost time Cary’s senior production staff then told the disgruntled crew they would be required to work over the weekend, which included Father’s Day — which many refused to do.
A Bond source said: “There is real mutiny right now on the set. It’s bad enough that Cary was so late for filming and held everyone up, but then for the crew to be asked to work extra hours to cover it was just the final straw. He turned up three hours late which p—ed everyone off. There was a big bust up because they’re so behind. Many said they were not willing to give up their Father’s Day in return for this film. It’s just doomed.”
There have been a ton of setbacks since filming began.
And just weeks ago frontman Daniel, 51, tweaked ankle ligaments when he slipped over as filming wrapped in Jamaica causing filming to be canceled.
Also, earlier this month, it was learned how the production was placed in total lockdown after three huge explosions ripped through the set and left one member of the crew in the hospital.
The source concluded, “The director insisted on new reccies for locations. They then set up a scene but director failed to turn up for several hours because he was playing on his PlayStation.”