£24m worth of Aston Martin cars wrecked during filming of Spectre
Stunt co-ordinators for the forthcoming Bond movie Spectre have revealed that £24m worth of Aston Martin and assorted sports cars were destroyed during filming.
According to a report in the Mail, Aston Martin car manufacturers supplied ten DB10 sports cars for the movie. Seven of the Aston Martins were destroyed, along with a Land Rover and other sports cars. Three other DB10s, featuring the ejector seat from the classic 1964 movie Goldfinger, were also used in the movie but not wrecked.
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Spectre will not only be the longest Bond movie yet, clocking in at just under three hours, but easily the most expensive with a £200m budget.
“We set the record for smashing up cars on Spectre,” Gary Powell, Spectre’s chief stunt coordinator, told the Mail. “In Rome, we wrecked millions of pounds’ worth. They were going into the Vatican at top speeds of 110mph. We shot one entire night for four seconds of film.”
Spectre stars Daniel Craig in his fourth outing as 007, opposite the double Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz, who plays the villainous Franz Oberhauser. The cast also features Bond newcomers Monica Bellucci, Léa Seydoux and Stephanie Sigman, as well as the returning Ralph Fiennes (as the new M), Naomie Harris (Moneypenny) and Ben Whishaw (Q). Directed by Sam Mendes, Spectre – in which 007 visits Mexico City, Rome and Sölden in the Austrian Alps – will be released on 26 October in the UK and 6 November in the US.
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