Though I wasn’t really wowed by Skyfall unlike the majority of people on this planet, this Bond fan can’t help getting excited about the world’s least secret agent next cinematic adventure, and director Sam Mendes certainly likes to keep our appetites whetted without really giving away very much. I still don’t know if Ernst Stabro Blofeld is in the movie and I want to know God damn it!
Anyway, another very short featurette has just been released which gives us a look at the Mexico City setting of what will be, apparently, the “biggest ever” beginning to a Bond movie. The opening to the last one took some beating [in fact, as with Goldeneye, it overshadowed the rest of the film for me], but this one certainly seems to have a great setting, Mexico’s Day Of The Dead holiday which recently inspired the inventive animated feature Book Of The Dead. Mendes says some words alongside costume designer Jany Temime, producer Stacy Perskie and make-up designer Naomi Donne.
Daniel Craig returns in his fourth outing as Bond. Alongside returning cast members Rory Kinnear (Tanner), Ben Whishaw (Q), Naomie Harris (Miss Moneypenny) and Ralph Fiennes (M), Spectre will also star Andrew Scott as MI6 agent Denbigh, David Bautista as Mr. Hinx, Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra, Léa Seydoux as Madeleine Swann and Christoph Waltz as Oberhauser.
Sam Mendes will also return to direct the screenplay written by John Logan. The film is set for release in UK theaters on October 23, 2015 and in US theaters on November 6, 2015.
Mendes’ “Skyfall,” the 23rd James Bond movie, took over $1.1 billion at the box office worldwide.
Spectre will be filming at Pinewood Studios, Mexico City, Rome, Tangier & Erfoud, Morocco, Sölden, Obertilliach and Lake Altausee, Austria.
A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. 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.