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Roman officials prevent filming of James Bond car chase

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James Bond may need to find an alternate route for when he chases down the villains in Spectre.

According to local news outlets in Rome, the city’s officials have denied a request from the producers of the next Bond film to shoot a car chase that passed the Quattro Fontane, or Four Fountains.

“We have not authorized the sequence at the Quattro Fontane because it is too fragile in terms of architecture,” said Federica Galloni, a cultural heritage official in Rome, to the local newspaper Il Messaggero. Rather, Galloni and the city’s other officials have requested the sequence be recreated with special effects so that the structural integrity of the Four Fountains can be preserved.

The fountains are also currently undergoing restoration, which would conflict with the reported plan to film in February. According to The Telegraph, the city’s officials are waiting to hear how the producers plan to proceed.

This is not the first inconvenience to hit the Spectre filming process. The movie’s script was reportedly leaked during last year’s hack on Sony, and reportedly nine cars set to be used in filming were stolenSpectre is set to debut on Nov. 6, 2015.