After releasing a brief teaser, the full version of Sam Smith’s theme song for Spectre – titled “Writing’s On The Wall” – has been released. It’s so far proven to be fairly divisive on Twitter (a contrast to the overwhelmingly positive reception to Adele’s Skyfall song back in 2012), but it definitely feels like a Bond theme, something the British singer was hoping for apparently.
“I hope that people aren’t expecting for me to bring out a big pop song. I wanted to bring out something timelessly classic that works with the project and the film……. I just hope people listen to it and think, ‘that’s Bond, it sounds like a Bond theme'”
In Spectre, 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. Daniel Craig reprises the role of 007 for the fourth time in the movie, and Spectre is produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, from a script by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade.
The movie is set to be released on October 26th in the UK and will reach North America a couple of weeks later. The Spectre cast also includes Naomie Harris Ben Wishaw, Rory Kinnear, Ralph Fiennes, Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci, David Bautista, Léa Seydoux and Andrew Scott.
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