James Bond movie-makers are struggling over the new version of CASINO ROYALE - because the story features a scene where 007's testicles are hit with a carpet beater.

Producers want the 2006 movie to be as close to SIR IAN FLEMING's novel as possible, so have committed to recreating the scene in which Bond is held captive by baddie LE CHIFFRE.

In the novel, the villain tells Bond - to be played by DANIEL CRAIG - "I intend to continue attacking the sensitive parts of your body until you answer my question."

Director MARTIN CAMPBELL says, "I'm still not sure how I will film that scene."