Producers of the latest James Bond movie have been denied permission to film at a graveyard in Rome.

Bosses of upcoming 007 movie Spectre were hoping to shoot footage for a dramatic car chase at the Verano cemetery but local monks have declined the request.

A source tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "The monks were horrified. It is a holy lace. The tranquility and sanctity should be respected."

Last month (Jan15), officials in Rome banned Spectre producers from allowing Daniel Craig to film a high-speed car chase close to a major landmark.