James Bond has enjoyed more than 50 years on the big screen and the latest installment, Spectre, is preparing to continue that trend. As we prepare ourselves for its arrival, these new featurettes that dig into the history of Bond, the beauty and the action present throughout the franchise, and the films’ iconic songs go a long way toward making the wait more bearable.
Daniel Craig reprises his role in Sam Mendes’ latest picture, which also stars Ben Whishaw as Q, Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, Ralph Fiennes as M, Christoph Waltz as Oberhauser, Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra, David Bautista as Mr. Hinx, Léa Seydoux as Madeleine Swann, and Stephanie Sigman as Estrella. Spectre opens overseas on October 26th, with a November 6th release date in the U.S.
Kick things off with this 46-minute special that goes into the history of Bond and features interviews with the current creative forces behind the latest installment of the super-spy franchise, Spectre:
But wait, there’s more! Sony shared this behind-the-scenes chat with award-winning singer Sam Smith and director Sam Mendes about Spectre’s central theme song, “Writing’s on the Wall”:
— Sony Pictures (@SonyPictures) October 20, 2015
There are also two new singles from the Spectre soundtrack that are now available for your listening pleasure (via The Playlist):
Here’s the official synopsis for Spectre:
A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE.
Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White (Jesper Christensen), who may hold the clue to untangling the web of SPECTRE. As the daughter of an assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot.
As Bond ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, he learns of a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks, played by Christoph Waltz.
For more on Spectre, be sure to get caught up with our ongoing coverage, some of which is provided at the links below:
- Lea Seydoux on ‘Spectre’ and Being Bond’s Equal
- Dave Bautista on Playing an “Intelligent Badass” in ‘Spectre’
- Daniel Craig Would Only Play James Bond Again “For the Money”
- Christoph Waltz Talks ‘Spectre’, Sam Mendes, Daniel Craig’s Bond, and More
- Watch: New ‘Spectre’ Footage in Sam Smith’s “Writing’s on the Wall” Music Video