A new behind the scenes featurette has been released which gives us a small, but exciting look at one of the films key action sequences and settings. Filmed in the snow covered mountains of Austria, the scene shows Daniel Craig wielding a handgun, a hints at a potential car chase, a stylish glass facility and a high altitude cable car. As the featurette goes on we get some small shots of Craig being filmed in action, and this little taster is certainly going to get some people very excited for the film’s November 2015 release.
Rumors about the newest entry into the James Bond franchise have been swirling for quite some time, since the critical and commercial success of Skyfall. Director Sam Mendes returns for the 24th Bond flick, which will again star Daniel Craig in the leading role. Initially referred to as Bond 24, the addition of the official title, Spectre, basically gave us key insight into the films direction, with Spectre being the most notorious secret criminal organization in the Bond franchise, appearing in numerous films throughout the years. The films blurb from the official 007 website states:
“A cryptic message from an unlikely source sets James Bond navigating the layers of a sinister organisation known as SPECTRE. As M continues fighting political pressures that threaten the future of MI6, Bond draws closer to uncovering a hidden truth that threatens to destroy everything he has fought to protect.”
Spectre was notoriously helmed by the Bond super-villain, Blofeld, but his name does not appear on the initial cast list. However, Christoph Waltz is signed on as the primary villain, named Franz Oberhauser. A look at Waltz, his accent, and also his bald role (Blofeld is of course bald) in The Zero Theorem, may cause suspicion that he could indeed be Blofeld under a different name. However, digging a little deeper into Bond history, there is a character, similiarly named Hannes Oberhauser in the novel Octopussy, who was a father figure to a young James Bond who was recruited to the Gestapo, but then murdered years later. This was a murder that Bond investigated, and one wonders if the similar name here is just an homage to bond history, or whether there is a bigger connection? Perhaps a brother, looking to avenge his siblings death, a death which might divide Bond’s motivations?
The new cast members revealed in the previous films will return, but newcomers include Lea Seydoux as Madeleine Swann and the notoriously sultry Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra. We get a look at Madeleine in the feature, and she oozes villain, but of course Monica Bellucci gives off a similar vibe, so who will fill in as this installments bond girl remains to be seen exactly.
Spectre is set for a November 2015 release.