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​Bond 25 Director Insists Red Dead Redemption 2 Isn’t Delaying The Film

​Bond 25 Director Insists Red Dead Redemption 2 Isn’t Delaying The Film

A strange report emerged in The Sun last week that work on the new Bond film was being delayed because its director was playing too much Red Dead Redemption 2. In response to the story, the director has made a statement including his percentage progress through the game's story.

The Sun writes that director Cary Fukunaga recently turned up three hours late to filming, forcing the crew to wait until his arrival. The wait allegedly delayed production and made it necessary to work overtime over the Father's Day weekend to catch up.

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As to the reason for Fukunaga's delayed arrival on set, The Sun quotes an anonymous source who says "The director insisted on new reccies for locations. They then set up a scene but director failed to turn up for several hours because he was playing on his PlayStation."

Responding to the claims, Fukunaga - who also directed the first season of True Detective and the Netflix film Beasts Of No Nation - said in an Instagram post (via Eurogamer) "There's not a minute on this job that isn't scheduled, and even during a shoot day, in the hours before call, between takes and setups, and after we wrap there's always a line of dedicated and hard working department heads hungry to prep our next sequences, no one sleeps on this kind of job.

The Pinktertons weren't too happy to appear in Red Dead Redemption 2
The Pinktertons weren't too happy to appear in Red Dead Redemption 2

"As for my PS4 relationship, if my RDR2 progress is any indication, it's been stunted at 63 per cent for months and if anyone spoils the end for me before I wrap on B25 I'm going to be pissed."

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Topics: video games, red dead redemption 2, Rockstar Games, gamingbible

Julian Benson

Senior journalist at GAMINGbible. Former deputy editor of PCGamesN and news editor of Kotaku UK. Written for Eurogamer, PC Gamer, Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Wired, and GamesMaster. Author of 'Rags, Bones and Tea Leaves'. Contact: [email protected]

 

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