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8,400 Gallons Of Coke Used To Keep James Bond On Motorbike In No Time To Die

8,400 Gallons Of Coke Used To Keep James Bond On Motorbike In No Time To Die

Stunt bosses used the drink in a very innovative way

Amelia Ward

Amelia Ward

Stunt bosses for the latest James Bond film used 8,400 gallons of Coke to make the streets easier to perform on.

Producers of No Time To Die spent £55,000 ($71,000) on the drink so that it would make one of the filming locations less slippery for a motorbike stunt.

Crew members splashed the stuff around the town of Matera in southern Italy before an incredible bike scene, which saw a stunt double jump over a 60ft wall.

The sequence, filmed in Matera, has been teased in the trailers for No Time To Die.
Warner Bros

The jaw-dropping bike stunt.
Warner Bros

The plan behind the strange-seeming idea was to leave a sticky residue over the cobbles, meaning the 450cc bike would grip properly when it landed.

Stunt rider Paul Edmondson was the one to bring the whole thing to life. His task was to hit a 25ft ramp at 60mph so that he could clear it and land on the cobbled street.

Lee Morrison was in charge of the feat, but he attributes the idea to James Bond himself - well, Daniel Craig - in a late night phone call between the two.

He told Total Film: "I spent nearly €60,000 spraying Coca-Cola around Matera. I've been spraying Coca-Cola on slippery surfaces for a very long time."

Matera, the Italian city used to film the scene.

He also added that there is the extra bonus of the drink 'making things look very clean after it washes off'.

No Time To Die is Craig's final portrayal of the infamous spy, but due to coronavirus delays, the release date has been pushed back twice.

It's the 25th film in the iconic series and was due to hit cinemas next month, but it has since been announced this won't be the case.

The news was confirmed by the official James Bond Twitter account, which stated the decision had been taken to ensure a worldwide cinematic release.

It read: "MGM, Universal and Bond producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, today announced the release of NO TIME TO DIE, the 25th film in the James Bond series, will be delayed until 2 April 2021 in order to be seen by a worldwide theatrical audience."

As well as being Daniel Craig's fifth and final portrayal of 007, the film will also see Rami Malek in the role of villain Safin. Other additions to the long-running franchise include Knives Out star Ana de Armas and Captain Marvel's Lashana Lynch.

Featured Image Credit: Universal

Topics: TV and Film, James Bond