by: Adam Glass
It was announced today in a press conference at Pinewood Studios that the next James Bond film will be titled “SPECTRE”. Now this is good news because Bond fans know that S.P.E.C.T.R.E. in the films stands for ‘Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion’. It’s the criminal organization headed by one Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Here is where things get a little weird. With the cast announcement none of the characters was announced as Blofeld.
There are two theories out there now. One is that they are saving that character for a later film and the second is that Christoph Waltz’ character ‘Oberhauser’ is really a code name for the big man himself. Whatever the case SPECTRE is shaping up to be one hell of a movie.
The cast was also announced at the event and are Daniel Craig as James Bond, Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny, Rory Kinnear as Bill Tanner and Ben Whitshaw as Q. The new additions are Waltz as Oberhauser, Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra, Lea Seydouz as Madeleine Swann, Dave Bautista as Mr. Hinx and Andrew Scott as Denbigh. The Bond car will be the new Aston Martin DB10. Returning to direct is the always solid Sam Mendes. SPECTRE will be filmed in London, Tangier, Morocco, Mexico City and the Austrian Alps.
The films official synopsis of the film states that Bond receives a cryptic message that send him all over the world to finally uncover the sinister organization S.P.E.C.T.R.E. all while ‘M’ battles political forces to keep the British Secret Service alive.
I, for one, cannot wait for this film. SPECTRE starts filming Monday and will last seven months. The official release date is November 6, 2015.
I’m a big fan of the sly incorperation of the original S.P.E.C.T.R.E. logo on the teaser one-sheet as well…