Aston Martin today announced that James Bond would be back behind the wheel of an Aston Martin DBS in next year’s Bond 22.
Aston Martin signed a three-film contract with Eon Productions, starting with 2002’s Die Another Day; Bond 22 will be the third picture of this deal.
The full press release follows.
Aston Martin DBS to star in new James Bond film
Gaydon, December 10th 2007: Aston Martin announced today that their new flagship model, the DBS, will once again be driven by James Bond (DANIEL CRAIG) in the next 007 film to be produced by Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli for EON Productions, and directed by Marc Forster.
The Aston Martin DBS made its first public appearance in Casino Royale when it smashed its way into the Guinness World Record books for ‘The Most Cannon Rolls In A Car’. The record-breaking stunt saw stuntman Adam Kirley taking the helm of Bond’s famous Aston Martin. The stunt proved one of the most spectacular in movie history when he rolled the DBS an amazing seven times.
Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer, Dr Ulrich Bez, said: “Aston Martin is proud of our long association with James Bond. The DBS has its own unique character which equals that of James Bond. It is explosive power in a black tie. It is the perfect car for James Bond as it delivers the complete driving experience and bridges the gap between our road and track cars – the DB9 and DBR9. It is equally at home on a twisting mountain circuit as on the open road and we are all very excited at the prospect of seeing it on the big screen again.”
Bond 22 (working title) is scheduled for international theatrical release in November 2008.
According to reports (SPOILERS), the Aston Martin will be involved in a chase sequence in Tuscany.
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