‘Bond 24’ Update: Mendes Reveals New ‘SPECTRE’ Title and Cast Members [WATCH VIDEO]
In a livestream event last week, "Bond" Helmer Sam Mendes revealed the title for the upcoming installment to the Bond franchise as well as revealing the movie’s casting. Read on for more details on the story.
According to Comicbook.com, Mendes recently shared that the upcoming Bond 24 movie will now be entitled “SPECTRE.” The title which is an acronym for “Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion.”. The said fictional terrorist organization has served as a worthy antagonist to Bond in both novels and films. The film's enemy, which was first featured in the 1961 pic "Thunderball," is headed by Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the villain with a white Persian cat.
Mendes went on to introduce the cast for “SPECTRE” which will include new and returning cast members. The cast will inclide Rory Kinnear who reprises the role of Tanner; Ben Whinshaw as Q; Naomi Harris as Miss Moneypenny; Ralph Fiennes as M; Andrew Scott as Denbigh; Dave Bautista as Mr. Hinx; Monica Belluci as Lucia Sciarra; Leia Seydoux as Madeleine Swann; and Christoph Waltz as Franz Oberhauser, the film's villain.
Daniel Craig is set to reprise his role as James Bond for the fourth time. Craig was the sixth actor to play the role of James Bond 007 in the official series, replacing Pierce Brosnan debuting in the highly-acclaimed “Casino Royale.” The film becoming the highest grossing film in the series at the time. It also earned Craig a BAFTA award nomination. He later reprised his role in “Quantum of Solace” which followed two years later, and “Skyfall” which premiered in 2012. "Skyfall" s now the highest-grossing film in the series, as well as the ninth highest-grossing film of all time.
Moreover, Sony has released the official teaser poster for “SPECTRE” following the recent announcements. Check it out here.
Mendes, who directed “Sky Fall”, will be returning to direct the film along with writers John Logan, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. Bond franchise staples Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson are returning as executive producers and EON Productions, MGM and Sony/Columbia Pictures are returning as production companies. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment secured the rights for home distribution.
“SPECTRE” will start filming at Pinewood Studios in England as well as other locations such as Mexico City, Rome, Tangier & Erfoud, Morocco, Sölden, Obertilliach and Lake Altausee, Austria. The film is set for a UK and US release dates of Oct. 23, 2015 and Nov. 6, 2015, respectively. That’s the latest scoop on Bond 24, officially named “Spectre”, for more updates about your favorite TV shows; stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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