"Spectre," the 24th movie in the James Bond franchise will shake - not stir - its way into theaters October 26 in the U.K. and November 6 in the U.S. It took director Sam Mendes five years to make the latest Daniel Craig Bond movie, following their collaboration in "Skyfall." Sam talked to BBC Radio about the new movie and his decision that "this is probably it" for him when it comes to directing Bond movies. He did say that once before, but this time he added, "I don't think I could go down that road again," because it swallows up so much time and energy. So if he's not around for Bond25, we'll have to stay tuned for who might be jumping in. (Christopher Nolan? Wes Anderson - kidding! Although that would be interesting...)
"Spectre" follows a cryptic message from Bond's past that sends him out to uncover still another sinister organization. The movie co-stars Ralph Fiennes, Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci, Léa Seydoux, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, and Ben Whishaw. Sam said they just finished shooting it, with a cast and crew of more than 1,000 people. "This is a bigger movie than 'Skyfall,'" the told the BBC. "It's shot in more places - we were in Mexico City and Tangiers and northern Sahara and Rome and the Alps and London. It's been an enormous undertaking."
The director also shared that a "Spectre" theme song was just finished and we'll be hearing more about it soon. "I can say that the song's been recorded and it's fantastic and I'm very excited about it. You won't have to wait long [to find out who sings it]." Rumor has it, Ellie Goulding recorded the theme song, but we'll just have to wait and see/hear.
Are you excited for a "bigger" movie than "Skyfall"? Yahoo Movies UK has spoilers and screen shots on the huge opening scene, if you want to head over there for a preview. The pre-credits scene was described by producer Michael G Wilson as "the biggest sequence we've ever done." Here's another look at the teaser trailer, which came out in March:
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