Video footage from the film’s set has been released, showing a breakneck car chase through the southern Italian city of Matera.
Filming on No Time To Die, the 25th Bond movie and the fifth and final time the spy will be played by Daniel Craig, arrived in this year's European Capital of Culture on Sunday.
The shoot began with a full day of filming, including a scene with an Aston Martin racing through Matera’s scenic streets.
The scene drew a curious crowd, and part of the city centre was shut down for filming.
While stunt crews took centre stage to begin with, Craig is expected to arrive in Matera in the next few days, for a shoot that will last nearly four weeks and bring an estimated €12 million of profits to the city.
Around 400 local jobs are expected to be created during shooting, while the film’s release in April 2020 is sure to boost tourism in the city.
As well as the scenes by Matera’s cathedral and Sassi, or ancient Unesco-listed cave houses, some scenes will be shot in the neighbouring region of Puglia.
No Time To Die will also feature locations in Norway, Jamaica and the UK, with a supporting cast that includes Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, Ben Whishaw as Q, Ralph Fiennes as M, Léa Sedoux as Madeleine Swann, and Rami Malek as the as yet unnamed villain.