The legend of the "James Bond Curse" took another wholly contrived media twist Tuesday, when Daniel Craig reportedly severed the tip of one of his fingers while shooting the particularly unlucky Quantum of Solace at Pinewood Studios. The injury is Craig's second in a week (he'd previously required eight stitches to close a gash in his chin), but that's just the beginning, notes The Daily Mail:
'There was quite a lot of blood and it was decided he needed to go to hospital for emergency treatment,' explained a member of the Bond production team. 'Some people are beginning to believe the film is jinxed.' ...
At the weekend a fire broke out and caused severe damage on an outdoor Bond set at Pinewood. The 007 studio at Pinewood had been open for only a year after it had to be rebuilt after a previous fire destroyed a giant replica of Venice during filming of the last Bond film, 'Casino Royale.'
Two stunt men were hurt in separate car accidents while filming Quantum of Solace on location at in northern Italy in April. British engineer Fraser Dunn, 29, was left fighting for his life after he crashed a £134,000 Aston Martin DBS into the water at Lake Garda in northern Italy. During the same shoot an unnamed Greek stuntman suffered serious head injuries in a car crash.
We also recall Craig having lost a couple of teeth back in 2005 when shooting a Casino Royale fight scene, but no dental crises or torn, bleeding flesh are enough to keep the blonde Bond off the set — at least not when taken with the film's Paul Haggis script credit. Some films just jinx themselves.
- Curse of Bond strikes Again... [Daily Mail]