James Bond No Time To Die
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James Bond is still a long six months away, following the further delay of the film release. Nevertheless, it has given time for the 25th instalment to reach peak hype. From new Bond rumours and injuries on-set, the production is nothing close to ordinary and according to a new report, we’ve seen nothing behind-the-scenes yet.

According to Total Film, stunt producer and extraordinaire Lee Morrison told the publication of a simple trick used to perform a text book James Bond bike stunt, safely. The sequence involved Daniel Craig’s stunt double and pro motorcyclist Paul Edmondson hitting a 7.6-metre ramp at around 100km/h on a 450cc bike. The result would see the double fly in the air, over the wall and land on the cobbles below, but the report also said the Italian cobblestone streets were too slippery.

The solution?

8,400 gallons of Coca-Cola (or approximately 31,797 litres) and £55,000 (or approximately $101,000 AUD). The liquid normally drunken, was spilt over the set which left a sticky residue for less slip.

“I spent nearly €60,000 spraying Coca-Cola around Matera,” Morrison said. “I’ve been spraying Coca-Cola on slippery surfaces for a very long time.” And often used in cleaning (yes, seems counterproductive doesn’t it?), the cobblestone swashed off cleaner than when the crew found them.

No Time To Die drops into cinemas from April 2, 2021.

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