Production continues today on Spectre — the 24th entry in EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Sony Pictures Entertainment’s James Bond franchise — and the team is back today with both a new still (check it out in full in the gallery below) and a brand new video blog entry straight from the Austrian set. In the video player below, you can check out some behind-the-scenes action featuring stars Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux, Dave Bautista and director Sam Mendes!
“We have to deliver an amazing sequence,” says Associate Producer Gregg Wilson, “and this is going to be one of the major action sequences of the movie, a jewel in the crown so to speak. It’s going to be spectacular and Austria seemed to offer everything that we needed to pull it off.”
“The thing that Sam and I talked about was how we are going to top ‘Skyfall,'” adds Production Designer Dennis Gassner. “It’s going to be ‘Spectre’ and, so far, it’s a great start. I think that we are going to continue the history of the Bond films, making things that are exciting for the audience to look at and what could be more exciting than to be on top of the world?”
In the movie, 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.
SPECTRE (Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion), as Bond fans know, is a fictional global terrorist organization featured in Ian Fleming’s novels, as well as the films and video games based on those novels. The organization was led by the villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld, although the cast is definitely playing it coy about whether or not Blofeld will actually appear in the new film.
Spectre also stars Ben Wishaw, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci, Andrew Scott and Rory Kinnear. Written by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, the movie hits theaters on November 6, 2015.