Using a similar strategy to the one he employed for Skyfall, director Sam Mendes has begun teasing ardent Bond fans with a series of behind-the-scenes video clips for the upcoming Spectre. On this occasion, the filmmaker has shifted the focus onto the much-talked-about car chase through the streets of Rome, and in the video above both he and newcomer Dave Bautista run through what it was like to shutdown the streets of the Italian capital to film a high-octane sequence.
Pitting the iconic Aston Martin against the raw power of a Jaguar C-X75 – driven by Bautista’s big bad, Mr. Hinx – the footage is a wonderful peek behind the curtain at what goes on during a Bond production, and how the crew bring the scene to life on set. Here, the Guardians of the Galaxy star discusses his experience after getting behind the wheel.
“It’s amazing. It’s one of those scenes that’s going to be very iconic. Just with the two cars racing through the streets of Rome – I mean, how often do you see that? It’s one of those things you only see in a James Bond film.”
At the time of writing, Spectre‘s plot is, as you’d expect, shrouded in mystery. Christoph Waltz continues to deny his would-be iconic role as Blofeld, instead settling into the villainous and enigmatic Oberhauser, while Mendes’ sequel also sees the likes of Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra, Lea Seydoux as Madeline Swann, Stephanie Sigman as Estrella and Andrew Scott join the star-studded cast.
Spectre will release first in the UK on October 23 before heading Stateside in time for November 6. Until then, you can share your early impressions of Sam Mendes’ anticipated sequel below.
In the aftermath of the bombing of MI6 by Raoul Silva, a cryptic message sets in motion events that will see James Bond come face-to-face with the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE. As Gareth Mallory, the newly-appointed M, continues fighting political pressures that threaten the future of MI6, Bond follows a trail from Mexico to Austria and Morocco as he is drawn into a confrontation with an enemy from his past, who holds a dangerous secret that will force him to question the value of everything he has fought to protect.