From the get-go, one of the underlying themes of Sam Mendes’ Spectre has revolved around calling James Bond’s status, and his ability to hold the license to kill, into question. It’ll be one personified by Andrew Scott’s Max Denbigh, a MI6 big wig who enters the frame and begins to question the tactics and devil-may-care attitude of Craig’s agent as collateral damage begins to soar. Is Bond finished?
Not quite. In the explosive new TV spot for Mendes’ sequel, we see Craig’s agent return for duty once more, buoyed in his search of the titular, deceitful agency and Christoph Waltz’s Franz Oberhauser.
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It’s been a busy week for Sony and MGM’s spy thriller and today’s clip and array of banner posters are really designed to cap off an exciting few days. With Sam Smith’s award-winning vocal chords secured to sign Spectre‘s theme song – titled Writing’s on the Wall – it’s understood that the mysterious title track will make its debut on September 25. But can it reach the heights of Adele’s Skyfall.
Indeed, that’s a question that echoes down to the production itself, with Craig, Mendes and the remainder of the cast and crew facing the small task of emulating a film that was at once a bona fide critical hit and a box office behemoth. Early signs are positive, though, with each clip and trailer hinting at another intelligent, well-rounded thriller from the Oscar-winning director.
Spectre will put every rumor – including that of Waltz’s real role – to bed when Mendes’ thriller opens on November 6.
In Spectre, a cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. 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. Sam Mendes returns to direct SPECTRE, with Daniel Craig reprising his role as 007 for the fourth time. SPECTRE is produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, from a script by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade.