WEB DESK: Awe-inspiring records are broken almost every time a new James Bond movie is released. Keeping in line with this, Bond’s latest offering, Spectre, has scored a world record for the largest stunt explosion in a film, Reuters quoted Guinness World Records as stating.
Actor Daniel Craig, who reprises the 007 role for the fourth time in the film series, actor Lea Seydoux and producer Barbara Broccoli were presented with an official certificate confirming the feat while they were promoting Spectre in Beijing.
Guinness Word Records said on its website that the official title holder was the Academy Award® winner Chris Corbould who created the explosive scene in his role as Special Effects and Miniature Effects Supervisor on the movie.
Producers Broccoli and Michael G Wilson shared, “It is absolutely tremendous that the Guinness World Records have recognised Corbould’s incredible work in Spectre,” reported BBC News.
The blast, which lasted over 7.5 seconds and took place in Morocco, had a total yield of 68.47 tonnes of TNT equivalent. It resulted from detonating 8,418 litres of kerosene with 33 kilograms of powder explosives, Guinness World Records added.
Guinness World Records editor-in-chief Craig Glenday stated, “James Bond movies are synonymous with pushing cinematic boundaries. The scene featuring the world’s largest film stunt explosion is spectacular and will live long in the memory as one of the outstanding moments in the Bond franchise.”
Spectre, the 24th James Bond film, broke records at the British box office upon opening late last month. It also sat on top at the North American box office at the weekend with $70.4 million but fell below initial takings for the last 007 film, Skyfall which took $88.4 million when it opened in 2012.
Source: REUTERS/ BBC