“Spectre”: Daniel Craig’s 007 Catches Up With His Past
If you like your trailers suspenseful, not shaken, here’s the first full extended look at Spectre, the 24th James Bond film and fourth starring Daniel Craig.
Though the flick is still filming, Sony just released the first teaser trailer for their next James Bond film. Picking up after the events of Skyfall, the film will follow 007 as he tangles with the terrorist group mentioned in the title.
The trailer that just dropped via 007.com reveals something a bit different: Daniel Craig’s tenure as Bond is shaping up to be the most continuity-heavy in franchise history. Drawing together threads left hanging from Casino Royal and Quantum of Solace, and tying them to the events of Skyfall, Jesper Christensen’s Mr. White reappears, now in MI6 custody, as Bond’s introduction to the SPECTRE organization. The terrorist group hasn’t appeared in an official Bond film since Sean Connery last possessed the license to kill. This time out, it’s headed by Christoph Waltz’s Franz Oberhauser, seen here in the shadows, but the unhinged-but-cool demeanor be brought to Inglorious Basterds is unmistakable.
Armed with a script by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, director Sam Mendes is back for another go; reports surfaced a couple of years ago that he wouldn’t helm this one, but that silliness was squelched a few months later. Also returning are Rory Kinnear as Tanner, Ben Whishaw as Q, Naomie Harris as Moneypenny and Ralph Fiennes as the new M. Fresh blood is being pumped into the 53-year-old franchise via Waltz, Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista, Monica Bellucci and Léa Seydoux.
Here’s the official synopsis:
“A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. 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.”
For the unitiated, SPECTRE stands for SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion … and was seen in early Bond films like “You Only Live Twice” and “Thunderball.” The group was led by Ernst Stavro Blofeld in those films — and the character is rumored to return for this new flick in the form of Christoph Waltz. He’s at the very end of the sneak peek above.
Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris and Ben Whishaw will all return, along with new additions including “Sherlock” star Andrew Scott and David Bautista. Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux will take on the “Bond Girl” roles this time around.
The flick will see Bond travel from London to Rome, Tangier, Morocco, Austria and Mexico City, where they’re actually filming this week.
We can’t wait to see more from this one. The film hits theaters November 6.