London, Apr 25 : After a series of mysterious mishaps, including a stuntman sustaining serious head injuries during the shoot, rumours are abuzz that the latest Bond film has been hit by a jinx.
The shooting of 'Quantum of Solace' by Lake Garda, in northern Italy, has been suspended following the series of near-fatal accidents to a driver and two stuntmen.
The first occurred early on April 19 when Jonathan Dunn Fraser, an employee of Aston Martin, was delivering the DBS sports car to the film set.
As he was driving along the gently winding lakeside road he inexplicably lost control of the car, which smashed through a guardrail and into the lake.
In a second accident, on April 21 during shooting of a car chase, a stuntman was injured.
The driver of the car is currently in a critical condition at a hospital in Verona.
Shooting was immediately suspended and it was decided to stop filming on April 24 as well, to allow police to investigate the accident.
A week ago there was another calamity when a man on a bicycle who had stopped by the set to watch filming suffered a heart attack and died.