After the release of the SPECTRE trailer yesterday, the official 007 Twitter account began sharing a number of new photos of the cast, some of which appeared on the USA Today website earlier in the week. Take a look below:
In the interview he tells Jonathan Agnew that he has no intention of making another Bond film after SPECTRE, although he said the same thing following the release of Skyfall, adding that making the Bond films is “more a lifestyle choice than a job”, as it takes over from everything else and between his two Bond films he has devoted five years.
Mendes also says SPECTRE is a bigger movie than Skyfall as it was shot in more locations and confirms that the theme song has already been recorded although he declines to reveal the artist. Perhaps the hints from Ellie Goulding that she recently recorded the song are true.
Today it was announced that the World Première of SPECTRE will take place in London on Monday 26th October.
The film will also hit cinemas in the UK and Ireland, the first time a Bond movie has gone on general release the same day as being premièred. Worldwide, SPECTRE will begin its rollout on 6th November in the United States and other territories.
No further details of the première, such as the venue, have yet been released.
An all-new line-up of special edition 007 Blu-Rays, DVDs and box-sets is due to be released on 15th September.
The theme of the new release is SPECTRE, with six films featuring the shadowy organization headed by Ernst Stavro Blofeld, plus the three Daniel Craig movies to date, receiving a limited edition Steelbook release. These are From Russia With Love, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Diamonds Are Forever, For Your Eyes Only, Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace and Skyfall.
According to the pfficial 007 website:
Bond fans can choose from Actor Packs on Blu-ray and DVD, with newly-designed packaging.
Finally, The Ultimate James Bond Collection will feature all 23 Bond films to date, together in a Blu-ray box-set. The package includes a 24th space for SPECTRE and, for the first time, digital copies of the collection will be included, (UK & US only).
Also included in The Ultimate James Bond Collection is a new bonus disc with the full 90-minute documentary “Everything or Nothing,” further bonus materials, and a pocket-sized book featuring the best posters from DR. NO to SPECTRE.
After the rich visual look of Skyfall, shot digitally by Roger Deakins on the ARRI Alexa, it was slightly surprising to learn that SPECTRE would be returning to 35 mm film under cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema.
However, according to the Hollywood Reporter, some portions of SPECTRE were shot using the Alexa 65, a larger format version of the Alexa with a resolution of 6K. Presumably the scenes in which it has been used heavily rely on digital effects and so won’t suffer the quality degradation that comes from transferring the film.
A new trailer for SPECTRE is due imminently after it was yesterday passed uncut by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC). The trailer has received a 12A rating and runs for 2 minutes 30 seconds, considerably longer than the teaser trailers released so far.
Looking back at Skyfall, the BBFC passed the trailer on 23rd July 2012 and it was released eight days later, on 31st July, which was a Tuesday. Based on that we can expect the new SPECTRE trailer to be unveiled next Friday, but expect some leeway on the exact date and it will likely be pre-announced via the official 007 social media channels.
As soon as the trailer is released it will be uploaded to The James Bond Dossier. Also, you might want to subscribe to the mailing list now because I’ll notify you by email as soon as the trailer is released.
Although there has been no official word yet from the official 007 social media channels, SPECTRE finished shooting on Saturday and now enters the post-production stage.
Over the next few months Sam Mendes will concentrate of editing the footage, special effects will be added, sound dubbed, music composed, the title sequence designed and a theme song composed and recorded. Then come the press screenings, likely to be in October, the première and, finally, general release.
The information was gleaned through make up artist Donald Mowat, who tweeted the following:
hard to believe this is our final day shooting Spectre! what a journey it has been