‘Spectre’: Nine Bond cars worth £630,000 stolen in Germany

The luxury vehicles are customised especially for the new Bond film, according to reports

Nine luxury cars, customised especially for the new Bond film Spectre, have reportedly been stolen in Germany.

The fleet of cars, which is said to include five specially modified Range Rover Sports, is worth an estimated £630,000, The Express reports.

The vehicles were apparently taken from a garage in northern Germany, from where they would travel to the Alps for a block of filming next week. Director Sam Mendes started shooting his follow-up to Skyfall at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire on Monday (December 8) and the first picture from the film’s set is now online.

Responding to reports of a theft, a representative for Land Rover UK said in a statement: “We are aware of the theft of a number of Range Rovers in Dusseldorf, Germany. This is a criminal act and the police are carrying out a full investigation. That is the only comment I can offer.”

The title and full cast of the 24th Bond film were only revealed last Thursday (December 4). Joining Daniel Craig’s 007 are double Oscar winner Christoph Waltz in an unspecified role, former Sherlock star Andrew Scott as a member of MI6 called Denbigh, Blue Is The Warmest Colour‘s Lea Seydoux as a Bond girl named Madeleine Swann, Guardians Of The Galaxy‘s Dave Bautista as a character called Mr Hinx and Italian actress Monica Bellucci as another female lead, Lucia Sciarra.

In the days leading up to the official announcement, it had been rumoured that Waltz, who won Oscars for his performances in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained, would be playing a classic Bond villain, but this has not been confirmed.

Also returning alongside Daniel Craig are his Skyfall castmates Naomie Harris (Moneypenny), Ben Whishaw (Q), Rory Kinnear (Bill Tanner) and of course Ralph Fiennes (M).

The official plot synopsis for the film teases: “A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.” Daniel Craig has since said that the film has a “better script” than Skyfall.

Spectre is set for release in cinemas on November 6 next year.