August 18, 2007 03:20:33 GMT
See an initial image of Daniel Craig at Madonna dell'Assunta Palio di Siena traditional horse racing in Siena, Tuscany, Italy as "Bond 22" crew filmed the event for the flick.
Though not yet stepped back into his 007 shoes, Daniel Craig apparently had come along with the crew of "Bond 22" as they took some necessary early shots of "Madonna dell'Assunta Palio di Siena", a traditional bareback horse race held in Siena, Tuscany, Italy, Thursday, August 16, 2007.
The actor is reported to merely get a look at the race from the balcony while the crew was busy filming the event, which will be edited into the action sequence for the movie. According to Commanderbond.net, shots taken are going to be be used for the climax of the flick that will find James Bond pursuing "the film's villain down narrow cobbled streets, then across the town's rooftops and through its medieval aqueducts as the horses charge around the Piazza del Campo."
Directed by Golden Globe Award-nominated filmmaker Marc Forster, "Bond 22" initially was slated for a May 2, 2008 release, but later got pushed back to November 7, 2008 to allow more time for film crew to complete the movie. For scenes at Palio di Siena, fourteen cameras reportedly were placed around with helicopters being banned and crew being forbidden from showing any violence "involving either people or animals".
Catch the first look of Craig on set for the project below: