A preview of Land Rover’s television commercial for the new Defender has been released online. And from what we’ve seen of it, boy, does it show the new off-roader as having something of a rough side to its character (as least on the film set). The commercial, due to air in the UK from 20 March (previewed below), features an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at what to expect from the new Defender in the latest James Bond film No Time To Die.
The rehearsal footage featured in the advert shows the new Defender launching into the air and being put to further extreme tests as the vehicle is driven at high speed through swamps and rivers. The chase sequence in the No Time To Die was led by stunt coordinator, Lee Morrison, working alongside Oscar winner and special effects, action vehicles supervisor, Chris Corbould.
Lee Morrison says: ‘We pushed the Defender further than we believed possible to generate the maximum excitement, and to give fans an insight into the uncompromising challenge of producing an incredible chase sequence which you can look forward to seeing in No Time To Die.’
Putting these vehicles through their paces was Jessica Hawkins – handpicked by Morrison after he spotted her potential racing a Regional Formula 3 car in the W Series, he has wasted no time in giving her the opportunity to feature in No Time To Die, her first ever motion picture. Jessica adds: ‘It doesn’t get any more exhilarating than being a stunt driver in a James Bond movie and it’s an honour to be a part of this incredible movie driving the new Defender.’
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