A man has been arrested on the set of Bond 25 after a camera was found in a women's restroom. The last James Bond movie was titled Spectre and saw Bond go up against Blofeld, played by Christoph Waltz. Ever since the film was released it has been an uphill battle to get the 25th Bond movie made, but it does finally seem to be moving forward.
After years of speculation on whether Craig would return to the role, he confirmed in 2017 that he would be playing 007 one more time. A year later, it was revealed that the script was being re-written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (two veteran 007 writers). Cary Joji Fukunaga will direct Bond 25, who replaced Danny Boyle after he left the project. Along with Craig, Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Jeffrey Wright, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, and Naomie Harris will also be returning. Waltz isn't returning as Blofeld for Bond 25, but Bohemian Rhapsody's Rami Malek will instead play a different villain in the film. The production has no doubt made more progress recently, but it now seems to have taken a step backward.
First reported by The Independent, a man by the name of Peter Hartley, 49, was arrested for voyeurism earlier this week after a camera was found inside a toilet of a women's restroom at Pinewood Studios in England. Since several movies are filmed at Pinewood Studios, it isn't known if this man was part of the production team on Bond 25, another film, or just a bystander not employed by a studio.
While this is a disturbing incident, it's not the only issue the production of Bond 25 has run into. Production was suspended after Craig injured his ankle while sprinting on set in Jamaica, but filming continued that same week. In another more serious accident, the exterior of a 007 stage was damaged after a controlled explosion got out of hand. However, only one person had minor injuries so it didn't halt production.
Despite the setbacks Bond 25 has been facing, the film is still expected to hit theaters in April 2020. With this being Craig's final outing as the famous spy, fans are no doubt hoping to have his journey end on a high note after the mild disappointment from Spectre. Several actors are rumored to be taking over for Craig after Bond 25, with producer Barbara Broccoli even revealing that the next Bond could be a person of color or a woman. So despite the recent disconcerting incident at Pinewood Studios, the future of 007 seems promising.
Source: The Independent
- James Bond 25 (2020) release date: Apr 08, 2020