New ‘Spectre’ Featurette Shows off Real Action

“The philosophy of the Bond franchise and mine – particularly as a filmmaker – has been to do things for real, so you have to roll up your sleeves and work it out,” director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road to Perdition) says in this great new featurette released for upcoming Bond film Spectre.

‘Work it out’ they did, at least that’s what it looks like in the behind-the-scenes footage shown off below. There’s a reliance in creating as many physical visual effects here, as opposed to going the full CG route, and it looks like we’re in for some fantastic sequences. Daniel Craig actually on the rooftop of a building in Mexico, a real helicopter putting in some crazy stunts, and one of the biggest explosions Oscar-winning special effects supervisor Chris Corbould (Inception) says he’s ever done. We can’t wait.

Spectre, with Daniel Craig reprising his role as James Bond, opens in Australia and the U.S. on November 6.

Synopsis for Spectre:

A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond (Daniel Craig) on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE.

Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White (Jesper Christensen), who may hold the clue to untangling the web of SPECTRE. As the daughter of an assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot.

As Bond ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, he learns of a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks, played by Christoph Waltz.

Sam Mendes returns to direct SPECTRE, with Daniel Craig reprising his role as 007 for the fourth time. SPECTRE is produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. The screenplay is by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Jez Butterworth, with a story by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade.


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