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  7 December 2019  

Action Vehicles from No Time To Die now in display at ĎBond In Motioní

James Bondís Aston Martin DB5 in Matera, Italy
  • Action vehicles from the new James Bond film No Time To Die now on show at Bond In Motion
  • Special Effects Supervisor Chris Corbould, Stunt Coordinator Lee Morrison and Stunt Driver Mark Higgins give insight into creating the spectacular stunt sequences in No Time To Die
  • Bond In Motion at London Film Museum, Covent Garden, is the largest official collection of original James Bond vehicles in the world
Primo on his Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE in Matera, Italy/The New Land Rover Defender in action
Included in the new display are:
  • James Bondís Aston Martin DB5 stunt replica with damage and bullet hits
  • James Bondís Aston Martin V8
  • James Bondís Land Rover Series III from Jamaica
  • Ashís New Land Rover Defender 110 with continuity damage from Norway sequence
  • Primoís Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE as seen in Matera, Italy
  • Nomiís Royal Alloy GT125 scooter from Jamaica

No Time To Die 
is Chris Corbouldís 15th James Bond film and his 9th as Special Effects Supervisor.

ďThe action vehicles team consisted of approximately 20 technicians working in conjunction with numerous engineers from Aston Martin and Jaguar Land Rover. Initial talks with Aston Martin and Jaguar Land Rover commenced in October 2018, and many detailed conversations were held to discuss the filmís requirements. Aston Martin built eight bespoke DB5ís along with an extensive spares package capable of completing the rapidly evolving action sequence in Matera. They also supplied three Aston Martin V8ís as used in The Living Daylights and two of the latest DBS Superleggera. At the same time discussions were being held with Jaguar Land Rover to produce the first batch of eight New Land Rover Defenders, a mission shrouded in secrecy as the world had no idea at this stage of the design. A number of the DB5s and the Defenders were fitted out with complete roll cages, safety fuel cells, fire extinguisher systems, hydraulic hand brakes, battery isolators, rally seats and five-point harnesses. Q Branch gadgets on the DB5 include revolving M134 mini-guns appearing from the drop-down headlights, traditional smoke screen, mines dropping from under the rear bumper and an LED number plate creating a modern take on the Goldfinger (1964) revolving version. Other vehicles that played special roles in the film include Bondís Land Rover Series 111, a Royal Alloy GT125 scooter used in Jamaica, and a Triumph Scrambler motorbike used in Matera.

I think the audience will be thrilled to see the DB5 in full battle mode driving at speed through the streets of historic Matera in Italy. As the city is built on the side of a hillside, the balconies, roofs and gardens created a natural amphitheatre, and the public clapped and applauded whenever the iconic Bond car was in action.Ē

ďIím the No Time To Die Stunt Coordinator, responsible for a team of 100 professional stunt people. Itís my fifth Bond film, and the stunts get bigger and more ambitious every time. All the vehicles we used in the film performed brilliantly. We knew we wanted to achieve something off-road and the New Defender didnít disappoint. We put the vehicles through the most extreme conditions in a chase sequence, and they were unstoppable. The three Triumph scramblers and the Tiger 900 we used were specially modified to handle the rigours of the action sequences in Norway and Italy, part of which can be seen in the first trailer. Iím really proud of the stunts we created, and Iím excited to see the audience reaction when the film is released.Ē

Bond in his Land Rover Series III in Jamaica

ďI drove the DB5s in No Time To Die. Eight stunt replica cars were designed and built for the film, they all had a role to play in different configurations and were fantastic and rewarding to drive, itís a very special car. We filmed in Italy for seven weeks in the summer. Matera is an incredible city, but a challenging environment for a car chase with its narrow cobbled streets, low grip and lots of people around. No Time To Die is my fourth Bond film. It was a great job to work on, and I can't wait to see the finished sequence in April.Ē

James Bond (Daniel Craig) and Dr. Madeleine Swann (Lťa Seydoux) drive through Matera, Italy in No Time To Die (2020)
The London Film Museum and 007STORE are located at 45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, and open seven days a week. Tickets are available at the box office daily or in advance from www.londonfilmmuseum.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

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