For an action sequence in the upcoming James Bond 007 No Time To Die, the choreography in the Matera scenes included a really curious help … based on Coca Cola.
The world of cinema amazes when it borders on the artisan: we knew that in the new 007 No Time to Die the good Daniel Craig alias James Bond it also acted in that of Matera, and in particular a stunt double performed a jump spectacular in the city, which went viral on social media and included in the trailer. We did not know, however, that the jump had been made much safer by careful flood of Coca-Cola! Absurd? Stunt coordinator Lee Morrison was serious, as he explained to Total Film Magazine. Basically the floor would have made it very dangerous for the stunt performer to land by properly controlling the motorcycle, so the only way was make the floor sticky, with a considerable outlay. Here’s what Morrison said:
I spent almost 60,000 euros for spray Coca-Cola around Matera, I’ve been spraying Coca-Cola on slippery surfaces for a long time … when it dries it makes everything look very clean.
We don’t know if the Matera people agree with the last statement, but in any case the film and that sequence have already brought a lot of publicity to the city, moreover in the period in which it was Capital of Culture. Probing the floors of Matera accurately and in detail, showing adequate solidarity with the Matera people for sticky walks, will only be possible on the big screen, where we hope to see everyone No Time to Die, whose release was postponed to April 2, 2021.