Land Rover puts fans inside the New Defender on the set of No Time To Die, the 25th official James Bond film, in a teaser video released to announce its continued partnership with EON Productions.
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 Land Rover DEFENDER – No Time to Die Video
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.
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.
Richard Agnew, Global Communications Director forLand 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.
- Movie features: Land Rover takes James Bond and Defender fans behind the scenes with the No Time To Die stunt team
- Exclusive footage: Watch New Land Rover Defender 110 performing in extreme off-road conditions.
- Tested by experts: Stunt Co-ordinator Lee Morrison and stunt driver Jess Hawkins give insight into creating No Time To Die’s spectacular car chase sequences
- No Time To Die: First movie to feature the New Defender, Land Rover’s toughest and most capable vehicle ever
- Unstoppable capability: Land Rover’s pioneering off-road tech, wading ability and gound clearance combine to make New Defender the ultimate 4×4 for No Time To Die’s challenging action sequences
- Looks tough, is tough: New Defender durability tested to the extremes in No Time To Die filming
- Designed with Purpose: Special Effects and Action Vehicles Supervisor Chris Corbould worked with Land Rover on the specification of the Santorini Black Defender 110 for the movie
- Land Rover family: Range Rover Sport SVR, Land Rover Series III and Range Rover Classic also star in the 25th official James Bond film
- No Time To Die: released in April 2020
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