Shooting for a dramatic car chase for the latest Bond film got underway in Rome this week, with many locals reported to be charging up to 1,000 euros (£705) to let 007 fans watch filming from their properties.
This high-octane nocturnal car chase will see the British secret agent race through the narrow streets of the Italian capital in a bespoke Aston Martin DB10, with a Jaguar C-X75 – driven by Bond villain Mr Hinx – in hot pursuit.
The high speed night chase sees the Aston Martin and Jaguar do battle on the tight cobbled roads around Via Panispern in the heart of the ancient city. With a stunt driver behind the wheel of the Aston, Daniel Craig was nowhere to be seen on Monday, though the actor was seen driving the car around Rome in February before returning to London to celebrate his 47th birthday.
With extensive filming around the Italian capital, a number of streets have been closed, with a majority of the chase being set around the Vatican City and St Peter's Church.
Bond's 24th cinematic outing will see the spy visiting London, Mexico City, Tangier in Morocco and the Austrian ski resort of Solden as he goes in pursuit of criminal organisation SPECTRE.