The climax of the "Quantum of Solace" car chase has been filmed in Italy, revealing the fate of 007's Aston Martin DBS...

Production Diary (32)
14th May 2008

Shooting on the upcoming James Bond adventure "Quantum of Solace" continued in and around the mountains of Carrara in Italy today, for a scene which will have 007's Aston Martin DBS crash in to a marble quarry. The real-life marble basin location in Fantiscritti has been a quarry for generations, but workers put excavations on hold for a day whilst the Bond crew deliberately wrecked some vehicles.

It is not the first time cars have crashed on the production, but this time it was deliberate as the photographs today clearly show the fate that awaits 007's wheels in the movie. Carrara, which is 190 miles south of Lake Garda, will appear - thanks to movie magic - to be seconds away from the car chase footage shot earlier.

Bond is chased by villains in Alfa Romeos around the banks of Lake Garda, culminating in a devastating crash in the Canalgrande and Fantiscritti marble quarries. The action will form the pre-credits sequence to the movie and is expected to run for 15 minutes.

Above: The villain's vehicle is also destroyed at the climax of the chase