Since its official trailer’s release back in April, new information on the 24th Bond movie, SPECTRE, has come out.
We’ve learned the film’s opening sequence will take place in Mexico City, during Mexico’s celebration of the “Day of the Dead” festival. Here’s a sneak peek behind-the-scenes of how the movie magic took place during filming this past March…
Just after filming wrapped in Mexico City, star Daniel Craig (James Bond) headed to New York to get minor surgery performed on his strained knee that he suffered during a fight scene filmed earlier in the year.
Due to Craig’s on-set injury, coupled with a vehicle accident involving 3 production crew members (with one member seriously injured), SPECTRE filming was delayed for several weeks. However, now it’s ready for the film’s November 6th premiere…
ROME, ITALY – FEBRUARY 19: Daniel Craig and Monica Bellucci on set for new bond film ‘Spectre’ on February 19, 2015 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Robino Salvatore/GC Images)
A recap: This Bond film marks the debut of the oldest Bond girl to date – Monica Bellucci (a young 50 years old), who plays the widow of a man killed by 007. In typical Bond fashion, this movie has rolled “Action!” all over the world – from Mexico to Austria to Morocco.
Director Sam Mendes (from Skyfall) is making his second Bond film and will have many plot connections and tie-ins to that last movie. SPECTRE’s villain is played by two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz (for 2009’s Inglourious Basterds and 2012’s Django Unchained), who was born in Vienna, Austria. Joining forces with Waltz is Guardians of the Galaxy’s Dave Bautista as Mr. Hinx, an assassin and high-ranking SPECTRE member. Oscar winning actor Ralph Fiennes (in last year’s Academy Award winning The Grand Budapest Hotel) is recast as Bond’s boss, Gareth Mallory or “M” for short, the head of the super-secret MI6 agency.
Bond girl Bellucci. Monica Bellucci.
More background on SPECTRE can be found at the following links: