Daniel Craig may have been absent, but filming continued regardless of the set of his fifth and final performance as James Bond on Sunday.
Cast and crew saw another high-octane scene photographing in the streets of the Italian city of Matera, one of the different locations used in the next 25th installment of the franchise, No Time To Die.
With a city square at its center, Bond & # 39; s iconic Aston Martin DB5 was filmed irregularly due to heavy traffic, albeit with a stunt driver behind the wheel.
Calm on set: Daniel Craig may have been absent, but filming continued regardless of the set of his fifth and final performance as James Bond at Matera on Sunday
The vehicle seemed to escape – or perhaps to chase – an unseen enemy through the winding, tree-lined streets of the picturesque city.
Cast members also saw racing on one of the many closed roads while the work on the new Bond movie was continued seriously.
Walking arm to arm, the male and female actors seemed to be in a hurry in their attempt to avoid.
Note: Bond's iconic Aston Martin DB5 was filmed while driving irregularly through heavy traffic, albeit with a stunt driver behind the wheel
On the run: Cast members were also seen racing down one of several roads as work on the new Bond movie continued in earnest
Steady on: two extra & # 39; s held together while Aston Martin van Bond is passing by
The production finally started on the long-awaited film in April, although it had already been delayed a few months after the departure of the original director Danny Boyle.
No Time To Die will be the fifth and final James Bond film with Craig as secret agent 007, after he first played the role in Casino Royale in 2006, and then starred in Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Specter.
In the film, which also includes Naomie Harris, Lea Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ana de Armas, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Whishaw, Rami Malek sees the role of Bond & # 39; s latest nemesis.
Tailed: a second vehicle, loaded with camera equipment, followed the Aston Martin as it rushed through a narrow street
Perfect for the photo: somewhat predictably, the famous car caused a stir, with many spectators who wanted to take photos while driving by
Capture every moment: the tracking vehicle stayed ahead of Bond & # 39; s car, while a large camera crane on the roof filmed the action from behind
Enough to talk about: Cast members, including a girl in a striking white dress, were seen chatting with members of the production team
No Time To Die has had to deal with a turbulent production process in recent months after Craig suffered an annoying ankle while filming a separate chase sequence in Jamaica, the spiritual home of Bond-maker Ian Fleming.
The actor underwent surgery followed by two weeks of rehabilitation in May, which significantly delayed the long-awaited production.
The official Twitter account for Bond 25 has released a statement about his injuries at that time, stating: & # 39; Daniel Craig will undergo a minor ankle operation due to an injury while filming in Jamaica
Here we go: A scene saw the Aston Martin around a corner, while spectators watched from the safety of the sidewalk
Face to face: only faced with a car driving in the opposite direction
Near-accident: the opposite vehicle closely avoids a collision by steering sharply to the right
Don't mind me: the path of the Aston Martin is unobstructed while the other driver is almost plowing in a parked scooter
& # 39; Production continues while Craig rehabilitates two weeks after surgery. The film remains on schedule for the same release date in April 2020 & # 39 ;.
The British star was said to have flown to New York City for treatment, but it was thought that he was & # 39; furious & # 39; was that he injured himself after months of debilitating preparation for the role.
Meanwhile, three explosions went off on the set at Pinewood Studios in the UK after a stunt went wrong during filming last month.
Busy: the crowd gathered a glimpse of the stars of the film, but Daniel Craig was nowhere to be seen
A welcome break: actors watched the time go by alongside the stationary Aston Martin
He seems familiar: a crew member wore a crumpled sports jacket and shirt that was no different from Bond's
Double: the outfit suggested that he might fill in Daniel Craig's stunt double
Health and safety officials arrived on the set of the besieged film after an explosion tore a hole in a noise phase and injured a member of the crew.
The official Twitter account for the 007 franchise confirmed the blasts with a message: & # 39; During the recording of a controlled explosion on today's set of Bond 25 at Pinewood Studios, damage to the exterior of the 007 Stage was caused .
& # 39; There were no injuries on the set, but a crew member outside the stage sustained a minor injury.
Fascinating sight: the Aston Martin attracted a lot of attention on Sunday afternoon
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