“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 hard working department heads hungry to prep our next sequences, no one sleeps on this kind of job,” Fukunaga wrote. “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.”
The Sun reported that the delay led to a senior staff member telling the crew that they would have to work over Father’s Day weekend, which many refused.
“[Fukunaga] turned up three hours late which pissed everyone off,” a source reportedly told The Sun. “There was a big bust up because they’re so behind. Many said they were not willing to give up their Father’s Day in return for this film. It’s just doomed.”
The source went on to say that the director’s time spent playing Rockstar’s western action-adventure game caused conflicts as they were scouting for shooting locations.
“[The] director failed to turn up for several hours because he was playing on his PlayStation,” the source said.
This comes about a month after star Daniel Craig injured his ankle while filming. Production continued but Craig was out for two weeks. The filmmakers provided an update on Twitter that Bond 25 was still on track for its release in April 2020.
That crew includes a cast of returning Bond stars Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, Léa Seydoux and Jeffrey Wright. Rami Malek, Billy Magnussen and Ana De Armas will play new characters.
Petey Oneto is a freelance writer for IGN who would be pretty mad if he had to work a weekend because some jackass was hunting down a legendary beaver or whatever. Follow him on Twitter @peteyoneto.