It’s been reported that bosses have all the plot details lined up – and have secured a helicopter that will be blown up as part of a huge stunt.Producers are thought to have finished-up the script and have already purchased the chopper from an aeronautical museum in Wernigerode in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt. The model, a Bell UH-1D or Huey, was introduced in 1959 worldwide including by the US Air Force in the Vietnam War. It’s not particularly airworthy nowadays, which is perhaps why it’s been chosen – so it can simply be blown to pieces.
Museum director Clemens Aulich, 55, told CEN that the aircraft is “functional” but cannot fly on its own power. It is now allegedly set to be transferred to London Heathrow ahead of James Bond filming in a few weeks, according to local media. Earlier today it was reported that John Wick: Chapter Two director Chad Stahelski had his hat in the ring to helm the 25th 007 movie.
He told Movieweb: “I’m interested in projects where you can world create. To jump back into somebody else’s world where it’s already been around for so long would be scary. “But if there was one property, [Bond] wouldn’t be a bad one to try and invest yourself.“Especially because of the ebb and flow of the Bond universe right now, I think the timing is good for a slight reinvention with a different perspective shift.”He elaborated: “Bond has gone from completely serious to totally cheeky to really fun again, to emotional, to serious, to internal, to external. “I would love to give the pitch and if they got my wacky version of it, and it fit, yeah. That’s almost a dream too big.” Tom Hardy and Michael Fassbender are among the favourites to take over from Daniel Craig if he does not reprise his leading role.