There is no doubt that when Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 released many gamers locked themselves in a room and proceeded to get lost in the expansive western-themed world. Now, it seems that the popular action-adventure game might be behind the Bond 25 delays.
If rumours are to be believed, the delays affecting the new James Bond movie, Bond 25, seem to be due to the film’s director, Cary Fukunaga, spending too much time on his PlayStation 4 playing Red Dead Redemption 2. At least that’s what The Sun is reporting.
The report revealed that the film’s crew were left waiting for hours due to Fukunaga’s obsession with RDR2. According to the report, a senior staff member had to inform the crew that they would be working over the Father’s Day weekend due to the delays, which naturally angered many.
Rockstar’s game was also apparently behind many of the problems that plagued the location scouting process, as the director failed to turn up.
Fukunaga has responded to the report by posting a picture to Instagram of production designer Mark Tildesly and denying the claims. In the post, he comments on how every minute of the job is scheduled and that sleep is a luxury. He also reveals that his progress in the game has been stunted at 63%, due to him being busy working on the film.
“There’s not a minute on this job that isn’t scheduled, and even during a shoot day, in the hours before call, between takes and setups, and after we wrap there’s always a line of dedicated and hardworking department heads hungry to prep our next sequences, no one sleeps on this kind of job. As for my PS4 relationship, if my RDR2 progress is any indication, it’s been stunted at 63% for months and if anyone spoils the end for me before I wrap on B25 I’m going to be pissed.”
While the delays in filming might not be due to Fukunaga spending time playing on his PS4, it’s completely understandable that Rockstar’s game could take over someone’s life as there are many gamers out there who can attest to this.