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James Bond films over the past few decades have involved countless stunts and dramatic events to keep viewers enthralled, and indeed keep Bond at the front line of danger. Who could forget Casino Royale’s sprint across rooftops? Or Spectre’s record-breaking explosion which saw the destruction of Blofeld’s base?
No Time to Die is due to continue this trend as Bond (played by Daniel Craig) is set to take on Safin (Rami Malek), a new villain from Madeline Swann’s (Lea Seydoux) past.
One of the death-defying stunts Bond is braving during the film involves driving at breakneck speeds down a cobbled road in Matera, Italy.
Craig apparently devised the trick which will see Bond hit a 25 foot ramp at over 60mph on a motorbike.
The secret agent will then fly over a wall, and land on a cobbled street, speeding off into safety.
Unfortunately for the production team of No Time To Die, the cobbled street was too slippery for the trick to work.
Because of this, stunt boss Lee Morrison has explained they gave the cobbles a more sticky texture to ensure the rider’s safety.
Speaking to Total Film, Morrison said he drenched the street in Coca Cola.
Considering how long the street in question is, the team was forced to buy 8,400 gallons of Coca Cola to completely cover the surface of the Italian city’s floor.
Morrison said that, once dried, the soft drink left a sticky residue, giving the motorbike a bit more traction for the stunt.
Morrison explained: “I spent nearly €60,000 spraying Coca-Cola around Matera.
“I’ve been spraying Coca-Cola on slippery surfaces for a very long time.”
It sounds like the substance worked exactly as planned, no doubt creating the perfect stunt for fans to view when the film is released in April of next year.
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Morrison added that, after washing the Coke off the street, it made “things look very clean”.
Director of the upcoming film, Cary Joji Fukunaga, recently spoke out about the film’s delay.
While No Time To Die was originally planned to come out in April of this year, it was pushed to November due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
This release date was pushed back yet again to April 2, 2021.
On whether the film will be delayed again, Fukunaga told the WSJ: “[No Time To Die] will come out when it’s right.
“It will perform in the context of this new world, in which no-one really can define what success or failure means.”
Fukunaga added: “I think there’s always the potential of that. I look at it unemotionally right now… There are so many bigger things happening.
James Bond No Time To Die is due for release on April 2, 2021.
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