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Craig’s Bond Tuxes Up in New “Spectre” Poster

Daniel Craig promotes Spectre with an old school 007 look that would put Roger Moore himself to shame.

With only 8 weeks left until it’s release, the Spectre promo train keeps on rolling. This is normally a time reserved for TV spots and magazine spreads – nothing really worth reporting on. But the Spectre team has thrown a curve ball with a blast from the past in its new promo poster. Continue reading Craig’s Bond Tuxes Up in New “Spectre” Poster

Things are Looking Chilly in New Set Photo from “Spectre”

Since the seemingly eons-long fanfare in the face that was the Sont hacking scandal, we really haven’t heard that much about Bond 24, or Spectre as all the cool kids are calling it…cool kids like Sam Mendes. But just because we haven’t heard anything doesn’t mean that there’s nothing going on – it just means that nothing’s been going drastically wrong. Well now Deadline is reporting that we have a little heads up from the crew over at Spectre with a teasing photo of 007 himself Daniel Craig on set. When everything was announced late last year we heard a lot about the intense number of locations this film would be undertaking throughout production, so you’d expect something exotic. You’d be right, sort of. Check out the photo below, courtesy of Deadline:

Sooooo I’m gonna guess Switzerland? For those Bond aficionados out there you’ll certainly a glaring similarity between this image of Craig and George Lazenby‘s look in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Obviously Craig’s outfit is a little form-fitting, but that’s mainly because no one was really interested in seeing what Lazenby was packing in his trunks.

The hope at the end of the day is still that all of the creases revealed in the hacking scandal have been tentatively ironed out. It would be tempting to look at the setting of Spectre and have concerns that they’re going a little overboard. But let’s be good and stay away from such concerns, and enjoy this image for what it is: a dude in big sunglasses walking awkwardly through snow.

Craig is joined by fellow Skyfall stars Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris and Ben Wishaw, along with newcomers Monica Bellucci, Dave Bautista, Christoph Waltz and Andrew Scott joining the fun.

Spectre will be in cinemas in the UK on October 25th this year, so stick around!



Bond 24 title will be “Spectre” – cast announced

Finally, we can stop referring to it as Bond 24.

Director Sam Mendes officially announced from Pinewood Studios today that the new James Bond film we be called Spectre. The title has some significant ties to previous Bond lore that Mendes was not willing to comment on, being the criminal organisation that housed the infamous Ernst Stavro Blofeld; so odds are there will be considerable ties to previous bond films or novels, following in the tradition of Skyfall.

Announcement of the new title. Not bad.
Announcement of the new title. Not bad.

The movie will start shooting next Monday for a seven month run, with locations including London, Rome, Mexico City, Morocco and the Austrian Alps. Footage will also be shot from within Pinewood Studios at some point.

Mendes made a lot more announcements while on stage with a silent Barbara Broccoli for the film that will be released just under a year from now. One such announcement was the unveiling of the car that would take pride of place in Spectre, the Aston Martin DB10. The car was designed by the studio in collaboration with Aston Martin, maintaining a long tradition of Aston Martin’s in the Bond films.

The Aston DB10...look how shiny!
The Aston DB10…look how shiny!

I know you wanna see what the cast looks like, so here’s the list in full as announced. First, the returning cast of MI7:

Daniel Craig as James Bond
Ralph Fiennes as M
Naomi Harris as Moneypenny
Ben Wishaw as Q
Rory Kinnear as Tanner

New additions include Sherlock‘s own Moriarty Andrew Scott as Denby.

For the villains, foes and femme fatales, we have some exciting new names:

Dave Bautista as Mr Hinx
Monica Bellucci as Lucia Skiara
Léa Seydoux as Madeleine Swan

Christoph Waltz was also announced, but his part remained unmentioned. Rumours still abound that he will take the role of the Blofeld, which now seems all but certain considering the title. Although I wouldn’t write off the possibility that it’s a red herring either.

A lot of the behind the scenes team is returning from Skyfall, including Steve Beggs for Visual Effects, Composer Thomas Newman, and Writers John Logan, Neil Pervis and Rob Wade. Mendes also announced new additions of Lee Smith as Editor and Hoyte van Hoytema, renowned Cinematographer whose work includes Spike Jonze’s Her, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and most recently Interstellar, all of which are beautiful looking movies.

Hopefully the mysteries that are yet to be revealed will become apparent over the coming months as shooting begins. It’s a spectacular cast and a title that’s full of closet-skeletons, so all in all a good bit of news.

What’s your take on the cast? Who do you think Waltz will play? Does Spectre chill you to your bones?