Sunday, 26 July 2015

"It was me, James. The author of all your pain."

MGM/Columbia Pictures have just released their first full trailer for Sam Mendes' (Skyfall) latest Bond outing SPECTRE.

The steely-eyed spy is once again throwing himself around the world on the trail of a mystery, one closely tied to the events of Skyfall (2012) and the eponymous pile he once called home.

All we know about SPECTRE so far is that a cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M (Ralph Fiennes) battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

Directed once again by Mendes, SPECTRE stars Daniel Craig as Bond, of course, Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) as the enigmatic Oberhauser*, Andrew Scott (Sherlock) as Denbigh, Monica Belluci (Irreversible) as Lucia Sciarra, Dave Bautista (Guardians Of The Galaxy) as Mr. Hinx, Léa Seydoux (Blue Is The Warmest Colour) as Madeline Swann and Stephanie Sigman (Miss Bala), plus returning MI6 allies Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, Ben Whishaw as Q and Rory Kinnear as Tanner.

SPECTRE hits our screens on 26 October before heading to the US on 6 November.

*Incidentally, the name Oberhauser comes from Ian Fleming's original short story Octopussy. Oberhauser in that instance was Bond's ski-instructor when he was a teenager. A father figure to the orphaned Bond, he was murdered at the end of WWII, and his body showed up years later frozen in a glacier.

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