AceShowbiz - Another problem is reportedly brewing on the set of "Bond 25". While lead actor Daniel Craig has been set to return to work following his ankle injury, director Cary Joji Fukunaga has reportedly infuriated the movie's crew for delaying filming due to his major video game obsession.
According to The Sun, the 41-year-old filmmaker turned up three hours late on the filming location because of his intense video game session. He further pissed everyone off as he allegedly asked the production staff to work extra hours to make up for lost time.
"There is real mutiny right now on the set. It's bad enough that Cary was so late for filming and held everyone up, but then for the crew to be asked to work extra hours to cover it was just the final straw," a "Bond" source tells the site.
The source adds, "He turned up three hours late which pissed everyone off. There was a big bust up because they're so behind. Many said they were not willing to give up their Father's Day in return for this film. It's just doomed."
If the report is true, it's the latest issue that engulfs the production of the upcoming James Bond movie after Craig's injury and an explosion on the set. The actor injured his leg while filming in Jamaica in May, forcing a shoot at Pinewood Studios near London to be canceled as he underwent surgery. Production, however, was later back on track while the actor spent time recovering.
Giving an update on Craig's condition, the official 007 Instagram page posted on Saturday, June 15 a photo of the 51-year-old hunk hitting the gym while still wearing a leg cast. "Daniel Craig hitting the gym hard, prepping for shooting next week!" read the caption.
Meanwhile, the explosion took place at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, England earlier this month. A "controlled" blast went awry and created a giant fireball, which set part of the building's roof on fire, leaving one crew member injured.
Addressing the on-set accident, a spokesperson wrote on the official 007 Twitter account, "During the filming of a controlled explosion on the set of Bond 25 today at Pinewood Studios, damage was caused to the exterior of the 007 Stage. There were no injuries on set, however one crew member outside the stage has sustained a minor injury."
The currently untitled Bond movie also stars Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch and Billy Magnussen. Despite the production setbacks, the film is still on track for its scheduled April 2020 release.