File image of Daniel Craig as James Bond at the film premiere of 'Spectre'. (Source; Wikimedia Commons) Photograph:( Others )
It will be a first for the world-famous spy as he usually rides luxury, fuel-driven cars and motorbikes. He even hitches a ride in a helicopter, yacht or a private jet sometimes.
The upcoming James Bond film ‘Bond 25’ will show the beloved spy in a new role. This is not a leaked story but we know that the titular character will go eco-friendly as he gets to drive a supposed electric Aston Martin car.
This will be the first time when Bond will do this as he has previously in all of his movies chosen the ultra luxurious rides, changing gears between a helicopter, yacht or private jets. Even his cars for that matter are fuel-driven ones.
If reports are to be believed, Bond could be seen driving a limited-edition Aston Martin Rapide E, one of 155 electric cars being built by the British car manufacturer. It reportedly costs £250,000.
The initiative is said to have been taken up by current director Cary Joji Fukunaga, who is directing ‘Bond 25’. He replaced Danny Boyle who dropped out of the project after some rift that surfaced before.
The Sun quoted a source close to the project saying, "The decision was spearheaded by the film’s new director, who’s a total tree-hugger. He is working directly with Aston Martin to get one of their electric cars ready for its big close-up. It’s going to be the centre of an incredible action sequence in the movie. James Bond is known for driving amazing cars and this one won’t disappoint either."
The source added, “It’s going to have all the high-tech gadgets. To be clear, this is something Cary pushed for and Daniel and the producers are going along with. Everybody is afraid of Bond getting labelled ‘too PC’ (politically correct) but they all felt the time was right to put him in a zero-emission vehicle.”
Meanwhile, Daniel Craig who will star in his last Bond film will apparently take home Rs 450 crore.