OK, so the big Bond announcement is over – watch it below and we have learned a few things…
The movie will be called Spectre.
Rory Kinnear is back as Tanner, Ben Whishaw as Q, Naomie Harris as Miss Moneypenny, Ralph Fiennes as M, and Andrew Scott as Denby.
Christophe Waltz and Dave Bautista have all been confirmed as new cast members, Bautista’s confirmed as Mr Hinx, Waltz in Oberhauser but we definitely think this title lends credence to the rumour that Waltz is actually Blofeld.
Monica Belluci and Lea Seydoux are the new Bond girls Lucia Sciarra and Madeleine Swann.
Aston Martin have designed a new car for the movie – the DB10 and it’s rather nice.
That’s all the new info we have.
The shoot will kick off shortly and last for seven months.
Interstellar Director of Photography Hoyte van Hoytema is on cinematography duties.
SPECTRE opens in the UK on 23 October 2015, and on 6 November 2015.
Jesper Christensen will reprise his role as Mr. White in the next James Bond film, SPECTRE report Euroman. Christensen has previously played the role in Quantum of Solace and Skyfall: “I am looking forward to working with Sam Mendes and Daniel Craig. It is a truly exciting script and a very capable team. So it’ll be fun,” he said.
Mendes talks plans for SPECTRE
In an interview with BBC Radio director Sam Mendes talked about where the movie fitted into the Bond movies as a whole, beginning with the characters and events from Skyfall: “I felt an attachment to the characters that we created in Skyfall. I felt like there was unfinished business, and that there was a lot more I could do with them once I’d kind of stepped aside and had some time off.”
The movie is a direct sequel to Skyfall took he adds: “A lot of the last movie was shot in and around London, which I loved, but there’s a limited amount of stuff you can shoot in London, and I feel this has more mischief in it, perhaps, a little bit more of the unexpected. But it also does relate back to Skyfall in many ways.”
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:
THE 24TH JAMES BOND ADVENTURE
SET TO BEGIN PRODUCTION
Directed by Sam Mendes
Produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli
Starring Daniel Craig as James Bond 007
LONDON, UK, December 4, 2014 – 007 Soundstage, Pinewood Studios, London. James Bond Producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli today released the title of the 24th James Bond adventure, SPECTRE. The film, from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, is directed by Sam Mendes and stars Daniel Craig, who returns for his fourth film as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007. SPECTRE begins principal photography on Monday, December 8, and is set for global release on November 6, 2015.
Along with Daniel Craig, Mendes presented the returning cast, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw and Rory Kinnear as well as introducing Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Dave Bautista, Monica Bellucci and Andrew Scott. Mendes also revealed Bond’s sleek new Aston Martin, the DB10, created exclusively for SPECTRE.
A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. 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.
The 007 production will be based at Pinewood Studios, and on location in London, Mexico City, Rome and Tangier and Erfoud, in Morocco. Bond will return to the snow once again, this time in Sölden, along with other Austrian locations, Obertilliach, and Lake Altaussee.
Commenting on the announcement, Wilson and Broccoli said, “We’re excited to announce Daniel’s fourth installment in the series and thrilled that Sam has taken on the challenge of following on the success of SKYFALL with SPECTRE.”.
Written by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, Director of Photography is Hoyte van Hoytema and Editor is Lee Smith. Production Designer, Dennis Gassner returns along with Costume Designer, Jany Temime and Composer, Thomas Newman. Action Specialist, Alexander Witt is the 2nd Unit Director. Stunt Coordinator is Gary Powell, SFX Supervisor is Chris Corbould, and Visual Effects Supervisor is Steve Begg.
Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond film, was a worldwide box office phenomenon, opening #1 in 70 territories around the world, taking over $1.1 billion worldwide and setting a new all-time box office record in the UK by becoming the first film to take over £100 million.