Production has been under way since December on the new James Bond action-adventure Spectre, but now shooting has moved to Rome, Italy, where stars Daniel Craig and Monica Bellucci met with Ignazio Marino, the Mayor of Rome and Cultural Minister Dario Franceschini. BadTaste.it has new details on the Rome shoot, including a night time car chase.
The chase scene will take place on the Via Nomentana, an ancient road that goes through Rome, from Viale Gorizia to Porta Pia. Shooting on this sequence will start on March 8, with filming set to take place between 9 PM and 6 AM. Lights will be placed on certain terraces of buildings overlooking Via Nomentana until Montesacro. Traffic will be shut down during these scenes, with residents allowed to return to their homes during set intervals.
Spectre is also planning a shoot along the Tiber River, which reportedly ends with a car crashing into the river, and the rescue of James Bond with a helicopter. Another "thrilling" sequence will be shot in the triangle between Via Barberini, Via Quattro Fontane and Via Nazionale. Other scenes will take place at Borgo Pio, the Milvian Bridge and all the streets and alleys around Piazza Navona.
Star Daniel Craig recently injured his knee during an accident earlier this month at Pinewood Studios in the U.K., so these driving scenes will likely give him more time to heal, since he won't be pursuing villains on foot. Along with the Rome shoot, production is also scheduled to take place in Mexico City, Morocco and Austrian locations such as Solden, Obertilliach, and Lake Altaussee. In addition, we also have photos from Daniel Craig and Monica Bellucci's visit, which you can check out below.