No Time To Die bosses spent £55,000 on Coca-Cola to film dangerous motorbike stunt

Film is now scheduled for a new release date of 2 April 2021

Annabel Nugent
Monday 19 October 2020 09:11
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Over 8,400 gallons of Coca-Cola were used to film a motorbike stunt in No Time To Die, the film’s producers have revealed.

According to the movie’s stunt boss Lee Morrison, it was Daniel Craig himself who devised the idea in order to make the cobbled streets of Matera in Italy less slippery for his stunt double rider Paul Edwards.

Total Film reports that it is thanks to this innovative trick that Edwards was able to hit a 25ft ramp at 60mph, clear a wall and land safely on the cobbled street.

The sugary soft-drink leaves a sticky residue on the stones after it has dried, which allows the motorbike’s wheels to get a better grip.

Morrison told the publication: “I spent nearly €60,000 (£54,220) spraying Coca-Cola around Matera.”

Previously, Robbie Maddison was the stunt rider for ‘Skyfall’ – he was responsible for the memorable rooftop scene in the 2012 film

He also said that the soft-drink “makes things look very clean after it washes off”.

Craig’s final outing as 007 is now scheduled for a 2 April 2021 release after the film was twice delayed due the coronavirus pandemic.

The latest postponement of No Time To Die was announced earlier this month. The decision was met with considerable backlash from cinemas who are criticising movie studios for holding back their major releases.

The announcement of the delay was swiftly followed by the news that cinema giant Cineworld is closing its 128 cinemas in the UK and Ireland, as well as its US theatres, putting 45,000 jobs at risk.

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