2020 Land Rover Defender to feature in the latest James Bond movie

The latest James Bond movie ‘No Time To Die’ is currently under shoot and it will feature several Land Rover Defender SUVs in it doing some mind boggling off-road stunts and also an elaborate chase sequence with the beastly SUV in it. There is this new behind the scene video from the movie that shows how it was done. This is the 25th James Bond movie.

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The Land Rover Defenders have been completely painted in matte black which is the official villain in the movie, the SUVs are likely to be a part of the antagonist’s fleet, possibly chasing agent 007. Footage captured during filming of the upcoming movie gives a unique, behind-the-scenes view of stunt co-ordinator Lee Morrison and stunt driver Jess Hawkins at work.

New photo by Motor World India / Google Photos

 
No Time To Die is the first movie to feature the New Defender, the latest legendary vehicle to star in a James Bond car chase sequence. The New Defender has been tested by the 007 expert stunt team in the most extreme off-road conditions, demonstrating its unstoppable nature.

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Lee Morrison, James Bond Stunt Co-ordinator, said: “Designing and co-ordinating the action sequences for the Bond franchise requires a non-compromising mindset. We needed an unstoppable vehicle to help us battle against the elements, steep descents and river crossings so we chose the new Defender. I’m beyond impressed that the Defender is not only back but much, much better!” 
The New Defender provides ground clearance of 291 mm and world-class off-road geometry, giving the Defender 110 approach, breakover and departure angles of 38, 28 and 40 degrees (Off Road height) respectively. Its maximum wading depth of 900 mm is supported by a new Wade programme in the Terrain Response 2 system, so drivers can ford deep water with complete confidence.

Land Rover’s design team worked closely with Special Effects and Action Vehicles Supervisor Chris Corbould on the specification of the Defenders in the film. Based on the Defender X model in Santorini Black, with darkened skid pans, 20 in dark finish wheels and professional off-road tyres, they were the first Defenders to be built at Jaguar Land Rover’s new production facility in Nitra, Slovakia.

New photo by Motor World India / Google Photos

 
Richard Agnew, Global Communications Director for Land Rover, said: “ No Time To Die is a brilliant way to showcase the New Defender’s capabilities in the latest jaw-dropping James Bond car chase. It’s been hugely exciting to continue our relationship with EON Productions and work with their teams to deliver a spectacular sequence.”
 
Britain’s biggest vehicle manufacturer has a long-standing partnership with EON Productions on the Bond films, which began in 1983 when a Range Rover Convertible appeared in Octopussy.
 
Alongside the Defenders, No Time To Die also features the Range Rover Sport SVR, Series III Land Rover and Range Rover Classic.
 
No Time To Die, is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and stars Daniel Craig, who returns for his fifth film as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007. The film will be released globally in cinemas ‪from April 2 2020‬ in the U.K. through Universal Pictures International and in the U.S ‪on April 10‬, from Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios via their United Artists Releasing banner.
 

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