February 19, 2008 09:49:58 GMT
Reported that the film's crew and cast, including Daniel Craig and the two Bond girls, had been caught in the middle of cross fire between gang rivals, producers stated that the news wasn't true.
Following the uprising reports that James Bond's star Daniel Craig and the rest of cast and crew were caught in a middle of a gun battle between two rival gangs in Panama, "Quantum of Solace" producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli cleared out the rumors. According to MI6 News, the producers have released joint statement denying the reports stating that it was a misunderstanding.
Letting out assurance that the cast and crew haven't been threatened in any way possible, the statement read, "The filming of 'Quantum of Solace', with director Marc Forster at the helm, is on schedule and will continue as planned in Panama. None of the cast or crew have ever been in danger. Reports of troubles with gangs are untrue. The protests are to do with the fatal shooting of a construction worker in Colon and are unrelated to our filming activities. Our cast and crew have not been threatened and no thefts or muggings have occurred." Further, they noted that the untrue reports made by British newspaper The Daily Star have made the cast and crew's family in the U.K. stressed out.
On February 16, Daily Star reported that Craig was forced to dodge bullets in order to safe his life when he and the crew of the action film had been caught in a raging war between two rival gangs. The newspaper reported, "Daniel has had to dodge the crossfire as gangsters spray bullets at each other on the set. Bond girls Gemma Arterton, 22, and Olga Kurylenko, 28, are also under armed guard, while terrified crew are having to brave the deadliest warzones..." Further, Daily Star also reported that an insider from the set revealed the filming situation stating, "It's a war zone out there. There are literally hundreds of masked people taking to the streets. We're having to film between protests and riots. It's so dangerous. Quite a few of the crew are considering clearing out because they fear for their lives. It's chaotic."