Filming Briefly Delayed on 'Spectre' After Daniel Craig Sprains Knee

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Daniel Craig returns as Ian Fleming's British spy James Bond in Skyfall, the 23rd film in the 2007 franchise.

Former 007 Roger Moore jokingly offered to step in as his replacement.

The shoot on Spectre, the 24th James Bond installment, was reportedly brought to a halt earlier this week after Daniel Craig was injured on set at London’s Pinewood Studios.

Former Bond Roger Moore revealed via Twitter on Feb 6. that the actor had sprained his knee, jokingly offering to act as a replacement.

"Being 007 is not without its hazards. I’m available to step in if needed," the 87-year-old tweeted.

Moore followed this up just a few hours later with news that Craig would be back on set on Feb. 7. "I’m hanging my safari suit back in the wardrobe," he tweeted.

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The Guardian newspaper said that the current Bond had been filming a fight scene when the injury occurred, and that extras were sent home.

A spokesperson for Eon Productions confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Craig would be shooting Feb. 7.

Spectre, which also stars Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris and Ben Whishaw, is due for release in the U.K. on Oct. 23 and in the U.S. on Nov. 6.