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  8 September 2015

Sam Smith to sing title song for Spectre

September 8, 2015 - Albert R. Broccoli's EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment today confirmed that Sam Smith has recorded "Writing's On The Wall", the theme song to Spectre, the 24th James Bond adventure. Spectre will be released in the UK on October 26 and in the US on November 6. The song, released by Capitol Records, will debut and be available to purchase and stream on September 25.

Multi-platinum selling artist Sam Smith has co-written the title song, "Writing's On The Wall", with fellow GRAMMY® Award winner Jimmy Napes. It is the first James Bond theme song recorded by a British male solo artist since 1965.

Commenting on the announcement, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, the producers of Spectre, said, "Sam and Jimmy have written the most inspirational song for Spectre and with Sam's extraordinary vocal performance, 'Writing's On The Wall' will surely be considered one of the greatest Bond songs of all time."

Sam Smith - Writing's on the Wall

Smith said: "This is one of the highlights of my career. I am honoured to finally announce that I will be singing the next Bond theme song. I am so excited to be a part of this iconic British legacy and join an incredible line up of some of my biggest musical inspirations. I hope you all enjoy the song as much as I enjoyed making it."

The 23 previous James Bond theme songs make up some of the most memorable movie music of all time. The previous Bond theme song, "Skyfall", was performed by Adele, and was honored with the Academy Award
® and Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, the Brit Award for British Single of the Year, and the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media.

  5 September 2015

Spectre standee art

SPECTRE standee art

Spectre standee art which will be in cinemas from the end of September. The artwork features Daniel Craig as James Bond and Léa Seydoux as Madeleine Swann.

  3 September 2015

New Spectre poster released

SPECTRE 1-sheet poster

  14 August 2015

The Bond Women of Spectre 
Introducing Léa Seydoux and Monica Bellucci

The latest vlog from the set of Spectre focuses on actresses Léa Seydoux and Monica Bellucci and the roles they play in the film. Director Sam Mendes says, “In Spectre, the two women who Bond hooks up with, both have great mystery, they both have depths and for that you need fantastic actresses.” On her role as Madeleine Swann, daughter of Bond’s old nemesis Mr White (Jesper Christensen), Seydoux says: “She’s a doctor, she’s intelligent and very sensitive…” Meanwhile, Monica Bellucci (who plays Lucia) says about her character: “She’s an Italian widow with secrets.”

Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux in SPECTRE (2015)
  22 July 2015

Spectre Theatrical trailer released

A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as Spectre.

Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White (Jesper Christensen), who may hold the clue to untangling the web of Spectre. As the daughter of an assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot.

As Bond ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, he learns of a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks, played by Christoph Waltz.

Released in the UK on October 26, and in the US on November 6, 2015.

  22 July 2015

The Secrets of Spectre

The Secrets of SPECTRE - Daniel Craig as James Bond 007

An exclusive 007 MAGAZINE article in which Luke G. Williams traces the turbulent production history of Spectre and speculates on the prospects for the 24th film in the EON Productions series.

Once upon a long ago it was all so simple. There was no Internet, no Facebook, no online message-boards and no Twitter. Aside from a poster campaign, a trailer and perhaps a few preview clips on television programmes (all of which, truth be told, it was pretty easy for the casual fan to miss), there was very little in the way of pre-film publicity or chatter in the lead-up to the release of a new Bond film. Neither was this a situation unique to the 007 series; most films slipped into cinemas with the general public knowing very little in advance about them, even if the hype and word of mouth surrounding them was huge.
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  18 July 2015

Spectre World Premiere in London

Daniel Craig as James Bond 007 in SPECTRE (2015)

Spectre will have its World Premiere in London on Monday October 26. For the first time ever, the film will open on the same night in cinemas across the UK and Ireland. Spectre will then begin its theatrical roll out in territories around the world, including the USA, on November 6 2015.

Worldwide release dates:
UK & Ireland 26 October 2015
Russia 6 November 2015
USA 6 November 2015
Japan 4 December 2015


  16 June 2015

Spectre vlog features Day of the Dead festival

Bond chases Sciarra through the Day of the Dead parade in Mexico City. Scairra's helicopter swoops in to collect him in

The latest Spectre vlog focuses on filming the opening sequence set during the Day of the Dead festival in Mexico City.

“I wanted the audience to be dropped right into the middle of a very, very specific, very heady, rich environment. 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,” says Director Sam Mendes.

  10 June 2015

First Spectre TV Spot

  2 May 2015

The supercars of Spectre in action on the streets of Rome

The latest vlog from the set of Spectre focuses on a car chase in Rome between the Aston Martin DB10 and the Jaguar C-X75. The video features Director Sam Mendes, actor Dave Bautista (Mr. Hinx), Special Effects Supervisor Chris Corbould, Stunt Coordinator Gary Powell, and Action Vehicles Technical Coordinator Neil Layton.
“I love the idea of this fantastic car being in a one-on-one battle with another incredible car from Jaguar, which is similarly extraordinary actually,” says Sam Mendes. “So it’s a cat-and-mouse game through the night time streets of Rome, at great speed, between two of the fastest cars in the world.”
“It’s amazing. It’s one of those scenes that’s going to be very iconic,” adds Dave Bautista. “Just with the two cars racing through the streets of Rome – I mean, how often do you see that? It’s one of those things you only see in a James Bond film.”

Dave Bautista (Hinx) with crew in Rome on the set SPECTRE

Filming on Spectre has now moved to Mexico City with Producer Michael G. Wilson and actress Stephanie Sigman (Estrella) taking part in a press conference to mark the occasion.

“During the past 53 years, the James Bond movies have been renowned for filming in the most beautiful and exotic locations in the world,” says Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. “For the opening of Spectre, we are filming an exciting sequence in Mexico City featuring the Day of the Dead festival. Mexico City was chosen for the film because of the authentic needs of the story. This is the fourth time Bond has been to Mexico and indeed Licence To Kill was shot almost entirely in Mexico City.”