With all of the high-octane demands of James Bond’s job – including long-haul flights, tons of guns and even a bagpipe flamethrower – it would never be imagined that the super spy could be 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.
According to reports, Daniel Craig’s 007 will be behind the wheel of an Aston Martin Rapide E, one of only 155 electric cars being built by the British manufacturer. The film’s working title of Shatterhand was recently debunked.
The Sun reported 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,” Fukunaga said.
“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.”
The pairing of James Bond and Aston Martin began in 1964 with the film Goldfinger, when Sean Connery’s Bond drove a DB5 sports car.
Shooting on the new film is expected to start in April, after a series of delays involving the replacement of Danny Boyle as director. This change came about following reported “creative differences” between he and producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson.
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Written by Jackson Miller