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 US 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 cancelled.
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.
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.
Australian Associated Press