New 007 movie Spectre starring Daniel Craig as Bond begins production
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 8th December, and is set for global release on 6th November 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.”
The film is written by John Logan, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, with Hoyte van Hoytema as director of photography and Lee Smith as editor. Production designer Dennis Gassner returns, along with costume designer Jany Temime and composer Thomas Newman. Action specialist Alexander Witt is the second 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 at number one 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.
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