‘Spectre’ Behind the Scenes: A Look at the Day of the Dead Festival

Spectre Day of the Day featurette

Photo: MGM / Columbia Pictures

MGM and Columbia Pictures have released a new video blog for the upcoming 24th James Bond movie, Spectre, this time taking a look behind-the-scenes during the shooting of an action sequence that takes place during the Day of the Dead festival in Mexico City.

“I wanted the audience to be dropped right into the middle of a very, very specific, very heady, rich environment,” director Sam Mendes says. “It’s the Day of the Dead, everywhere you look there’s color and detail and life. We’ve built floats and maquettes, the costumes are extraordinary and the craftsmanship is amazing.”

If I’m not mistaken this is a scene from the film’s opening before the production bounces elsewhere around the world. Give the featurette a watch below, Spectre releases in theaters on Nov. 6.

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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.

Directed by Sam Mendes

Starring: Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Léa Seydoux, Christoph Waltz, Dave Bautista, Andrew Scott, Monica Bellucci, Stephanie Sigman and Jesper Christensen