Although the folks behind SPECTRE were keen to downplay Daniel Craig’s on set injury, it looks as though the James Bond star has undergone surgery.
“Daniel Craig has undergone knee surgery to repair an injury caused while filming the latest James Bond pic Spectre,” they revealed. “A rep for Eon Productions described [the op] as ‘minor’, which Craig had this Easter weekend during a break from filming.”
“During a scheduled break, Daniel Craig had arthroscopic surgery to repair his knee injury,” said an Eon statement. “He will rejoin production on April 22nd at Pinewood.”
But while filming on Spectre is not believed to have been affected, could we see the next ‘James Bond’ flick pushing back its release date?
SPECTRE has already been hit hard with several issues throughout production.
Most notably, an early draft of the screenplay was leaked during the recent Sony hacks, as well as a small fleet of Land Rovers being stolen from a warehouse before filming began. On top of that, Daniel Craig’s injury led many to speculate that filming may be delayed.
But while that doesn’t seem to be the case just yet, is the studio being a tad ambitious with the film’s release date?
If you ask me SPECTRE is going to be cutting it a bit close… after all, with Daniel Craig returning to production on 22 April, that’s only 6 months away from the film’s theatrical release. And filming won’t have even finished by then.
Of course, a modern Bond movie doesn’t have the same level of CGI effects and laborious post-production work as other big screen blockbusters… but it still seems a bit ambitious to me.
Either way, we’ll have to wait and see. But I get the feeling we may end up seeing SPECTRE a little later than we planned.
SPECTRE heads to cinemas on 23 October 2015.
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