Spectacular Bond opening sequence teased in ‘Spectre’ behind-the-scenes video

June 15, 2015

The opening sequence of new Bond film Spectre is teased in a new behind-the-scenes video from the film’s set.

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In the video, director Sam Mendes explains why he has chosen to open the 24th Bond film with scenes set at Mexico’s annual Day of the Dead festival. “I wanted the audience to be dropped right into the middle of a very, very specific, very heady, rich environment,” Mendes says. “It’s the Day of the Dead – everywhere you look there’s colour and detail and life. We’ve built floats and maquettes, the costumes are extraordinary and the craftsmanship is amazing.”

Check out the video:

Sam Mendes started shooting Spectre in December 2014 shortly after the title and main cast of the 24th Bond film were announced. Joining Daniel Craig’s 007 are double Oscar winner Christoph Waltz as a villain named Franz Oberhauser, former Sherlock star Andrew Scott as a member of MI6 called Denbigh, Guardians Of The Galaxy actor Dave Bautista as a character called Mr Hinx, Blue Is The Warmest Colour‘s Lea Seydoux as a Bond girl named Madeleine Swann, Italian actress Monica Bellucci as another female lead, Lucia Sciarra, and Mexican actress Stephanie Sigman as a character named Estrella.

In February 2015 Craig injured his knee while shooting a fight scene for the film but he has since made a full recovery. Spectre is set for release on November 6 2015.