James Bond on Set in Panama City, Panama
Filming in Italy has been currently suspended after three accidents resulted in a police investiagation at the Lake Garda set of “James Bond 007: Quantum Solace.” Because three accidents in five days the film is now rumored to be “cursed.”
The telegraph reports that the slew of incidents began in Panama when Daniel Craig was allegedly injured while filming in March, and was taken to Punta Pacifica hospital for a check up after bruising his ribs.
The first of the accidents in Italy (this past Saturday) involved an Aston Martin DBS losing control on a lakeside road and plunging into the lake. The driver, Fraser Dunn, rode the car to the bottom of the lake, then swam out safely. He was treated with minor injuries.
A second incident followed on Monday involving a stunt man during the car chase filming.
Most recently was yesterday’s incident where one of the vehicles on set collided with a lorry and then crashed into a wall. The driver, Greek stuntman Aris Comninos suffered a fractured cranium and was immediately flown by helicopter to the Borgo Trento hospital in Verona.
His co-driver, Bruno Verdirosi, was also flown to the hospital, but is not said to be in a serious condition.
Meanwhile, a spokesman for Eon Productions stated that he did not know if filming would continue following the investigation as this latest accident occurred on the final day of the shoot. He also shot down the notion of the production being cursed or jinxed, stating that the suggestions were ‘ridiculous’.
The Eon statement also noted neither that director Marc Forster or any of the cast, including Daniel Craig, were at the location at the time.
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|Written by Robin Dishner|
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