James Bond actor Daniel Craig, leading lady Léa Seydoux and producer Barbara Broccoli have this morning been presented with an official Guinness World Records certificate for “Spectre” – the 24th 007 adventure in the blockbusting franchise – which includes the Largest film stunt explosion ever as part of a pivotal scene in the spy thriller.
The official title holder is Academy Award® winner Chris Corbould who created the explosive scene in his role as Special Effects and Miniature Effects Supervisor on the movie.
Taking place in Erfoud, Morocco, the blast had a total yield of 68.47 tonnes of TNT equivalent and was the result of detonating 8,418 litres of kerosene with 33 kg of powder explosives - and it lasted for over 7.5 seconds.
Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli commented: “It is absolutely tremendous that the Guinness World Records have recognised Chris Corbould’s incredible work in ‘Sprectre’ in which he created the largest explosion ever in film history.”
Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday said: “The James Bond movies are synonymous with pushing cinematic boundaries. The latest film, Spectre, has again captured the imagination of global cinemagoers, and this will certainly be due in part to the phenomenal stunts. 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.”
Amazing and awe-inspiring records are broken almost every time a new James Bond movie is released – you can take a look at Guinness World Records’ top 50 007-related records here.