It’s official: “Spectre” will be the title of the 24th official James Bond film. The title comes from Spectre, the Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion.
The organisation was featured in most of the Bond films of the 1960s and was part of a legal tussle with a rival film producer Kevin McClory that was recently resolved after decades of legal wrangling.
Now please excuse me while I go scream like a five-year girl.
Director Sam Mendes revealed the title at a launch event at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, where principal photography is due to begin in the next few days.Daniel Craig returns to the role of 007 for the fourth time. Also back for the fun are Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris as Miss Moneypenny, Ben Whishaw as Q and Rory Kinnear as Bill Tanner.
Other cast members were also announced at this morning’s event, they include: Andrew Scott (Sherlock), as a Whitehall-based character called Denbigh, and “Guardians of the Galaxy” actor Dave Bautista, playing a henchman called Mr Hinx. Italian actress Monica Bellucci and France’s Lea Seydoux have been unveiled as the new Bond girls, named Lucia Sciarra and Madeleine Swann respectively.
And As previously reported, two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz will have a role in the film, playing a character called Oberhauser.
For several weeks it has been rumoured Waltz will be playing Bond’s old nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Now, it’s been a while since I read the James Bond novels, but if I remember correctly, Oberhauser was the name of Bond’s ski instructor when he was younger.
But like I said, its been a while and I may have my names confused. Regardless, its nice to see Christoph Waltz in a 007 film. And can I just say it’s about damn time Monica Bellucci appeared in a Bond movie?
“Spectre” is set for release in the UK in October 2015 and in the United States in early November 2015.