The 24th James Bond film will be called SPECTRE. That’s a fitting title for Daniel Craig’s Skyfall follow-up as it’s the name of the evil organisation that Sean Connery, George Lazenby and Roger Moore battled throughout their tenures as James Bond (it stands for Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion). Skyfall effectively set the James Bond franchise back to where the it started in the 1960s and it’s an exciting title choice. Bond makers EON only recently regained the rights following a long legal battle.
Here’s the official synopsis for the Sam Mendes directed thriller:
“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.”
New cast members Christoph Waltz, Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista, Monica Bellucci and Léa Seydoux will join Daniel Craig’s Bond, Rory Kinnear’s Tanner, Ben Whishaw’s Q, Naomie Harris’s Miss Moneypenny and Ralph Fiennes’ M in the film.
Waltz will apparently play Oberhauser, while Blue Is The Warmest Colour‘s Seydoux is Madeleine Swann, Bellucci is Lucia Sciarra and Dave Bautista is playing henchman Mr Hinx in the film which was announced at a press conference at Pinewood Studios.
Chances are, Waltz’s character will have a deadly and iconic secret.
SPECTRE shoots soon in London, Rome, Mexico City, Tangier, Erfoud and the Austrian Alps.