It’s finally official, the 24th James Bond film has been titled Spectre. Director Sam Mendes revealed the title at a launch event at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, where major portions of the film will be shot.
Spectre – Special Executive For Counter Intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion – was the name of an international crime syndicate, whose Number One was Blofeld himself. The organisation featured in the Bond films of the 1960’s and was part of a legal tussle with a rival film producer that was recently resolved after many years.
The makers also unveiled the Aston Martin DB10 which Bond will be driving in his latest screen adventure.
The car manufacturer had had a long association with the James Bond series, starting with Goldfinger in 1964.
Spectre 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 Solden, along with other Austrian locations, Obertilliach, and Lake Altaussee.
Daniel Craig will essay the role of Bond 007 for the fourth time in the film, to be released in the UK on October 23, 2015.
Besides Daniel Craig , Spectre stars Andrew Scott, as a Whitehall-based character called Denbigh and Dave Bautista, playing a henchman called Mr. Hinx.
Italian actress Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux have been unveiled as the new Bond girls, named Lucia Sciarra and Madeleine Swann respectively.
Returning cast members Ralph Fiennes (M), Naomie Harris (Moneypenny), Ben Whishaw (Q) and Rory Kinnear (Tanner) were also presented before the world’s media, alongside Daniel Craig himself.
Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said they were excited to announceDaniel Craig’s fourth instalment in the series. They also said they were thrilled that Sam Mendes has taken on the challenge of following on the success of Skyfall with Spectre.
An official poster bearing the film’s US release date has been released.
Here’s wishing team Spectre all the best.
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