Bond Cars Stolen in Germany
Five Range Rovers, custom-modified for the new Bond movie 'Spectre,' were stolen shortly before shooting began
The world's greatest secret agent has fallen prey to common criminals.
Five cars set to be used in Spectre, the new James Bond film, were stolen in a raid in Germany.
The thieves nabbed the cars, Range Rover Sport models specially modified for the film, from Rover headquarters in Neuss, Germany. They also made off with four other luxury vehicles. According to business paper WirtschaftsWoche, which broke the story, the total value of the cars was close to $1 million (€800,000).
The Range Rovers were set to be transported to the Alps for shooting on Spectre. The new James Bond film again stars Daniel Craig as Bond and is being directed by Skyfall helmer Sam Mendes. The stolen vehicles were not the official Bond car, which will be a new model Aston Martin, dubbed the DB10.
Jaguar Land Rover in Germany and the U.K. have confirmed the theft, which occurred in October, but have declined to give any details. The theft will not delay the production of Spectre, which kicked off last week with a live media event at Pinewood Studios.
Spectre, which co-stars Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Dave Bautista, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Andrew Scott, Rory Kinnear and Monica Bellucci, is set for a fall 2015 release.