James Bond to drive electric Aston Martin in new movie
Wed 13 Mar 2019 Catherine Shoard
Climate change … Daniel Craig and Judi Dench with an eco-unfriendly Aston
Martin in Skyfall. Photograph: Allstar/Columbia Pictures/Eon/Danjaq
Reports have emerged that Daniel Craig will get behind the wheel of a
zero-emissions motor in his latest adventure – only £250,000 to dedicated
Long-haul flights, tons of guns and a bagpipe flamethrower: such are the
special demands of his career that James Bond has never been considered a
poster boy for an eco-friendly lifestyle. But next year’s 25th Bond film
looks set to have Ian Fleming’s hero make his first concession to climate
change, by driving an electric Aston Martin – albeit one which retails at
According to reports, the film – whose working title of Shatterhand was
recently debunked – will see Daniel Craig’s 007 behind the wheel of an Aston
Martin Rapide E, one of only 155 electric cars being built by the British
The Sun reports that director Cary Joji Fukunaga has spearheaded the change,
with their source describing him as “a total tree-hugger”.
“This is something Cary pushed for and Daniel and the producers are going
along with. Everybody is afraid of Bond getting labelled ‘too PC’ but they
all felt the time was right to put him in a zero-emission vehicle.”
Aston Martin’s relationship with the spy franchise began in 1964, when Sean
Connery drove a DB5 sports car in Goldfinger.
Shooting on the new film is expected to start in April, after a series of
delays involving the replacement of Danny Boyle as director following
reported “creative differences” between he and producers Barbara Broccoli
and Michael G Wilson.
No more has officially been revealed as to the nature of such differences,
but many suggested Boyle and his long-standing co-writer, John Hodge, were
eager to bring Bond up to date with a plot including nods to the #MeToo
movement – and, potentially, 007’s own death.
More recently, last-minute script alterations pushed the release date back a
further three months, to April 2020. Rami Malek – who won an Oscar last
month for his performance as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody – is
reported to be in final negotiations to take on the role of the chief
The Guardian has contacted distributors Universal for comment.
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