Albert R. Broccoli's EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and
Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced that SPECTRE, the
twenty-fourth installment in the James Bond franchise, will be
released in IMAX theatres globally on Nov. 6, 2015.
In SPECTRE, from director Sam Mendes, Daniel Craig returns as
the iconic British spy James Bond 007. Joining Craig are returning
cast members Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny and
Ben Whishaw as Q, along with a new cast, including Christoph Waltz,
Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux. SPECTRE is produced by Michael
G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, from a script by John Logan and Neal
Purvis & Robert Wade.
"We are thrilled to once again partner with IMAX for the next
installment in the James Bond franchise. This is a spectacular way to
deliver a film as anticipated as SPECTRE to global audiences,"
said Gary Barber, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, MGM.
"After the record
breaking global success of Skyfall, we're thrilled to bring the
next chapter in this legendary franchise to fans in 2015," said Greg
Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX
Entertainment. "We look forward to working again with our friends and
partners at MGM and Sony Pictures Entertainment, as well as Michael G.
Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Sam Mendes, to present their latest Bond
picture in the epic way that only the IMAX Experience can deliver."
Rory Bruer, president,
Worldwide Distribution for Sony Pictures, said, "Everyone around the world
loves James Bond and SPECTRE is one of the most highly anticipated
films of 2015. The perfect complement to Bond is IMAX – it's exciting to
know that Bond will once again be taking his place on the IMAX screen,
reinforcing SPECTRE as the movie event of the fall."
The IMAX release of SPECTRE will be digitally re-mastered into the
image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience®
with proprietary IMAX DMR®
(Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with
IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a
unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the
20 March 2015
SPECTRE shooting moves to
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
“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.”
17 March 2015
SPECTRE Teaser poster
The official teaser poster for SPECTRE
was released today. The film is at cinemas from 6 November 2015. The first
trailer will be released on 28 March 2015.
28 February 2015
Director Sam Mendes discusses
behind-the-scenes footage from the set of SPECTRE focuses on
Director Sam Mendes and includes Daniel Craig as James Bond, Ralph Fiennes
as M, Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny and Ben Whishaw as Q.
ABOVE: (left) Sam Mendes directs Léa Seydoux on location in
Austria (right) A first look at Dave Bautista in character as
18 February 2015
SPECTRE begins shooting in
Daniel Craig (James Bond) and Monica Bellucci (Lucia Sciarra) were
photographed in Rome overlooking the Forum as filming on SPECTRE
moves to the Italian capital.
SPECTRE have so far included London and Sölden, Obertilliach and
Lake Altaussee in Austria.
First look photo and
from the location filming of SPECTRE in Austria
The first footage from
the set of SPECTRE has been released, alongside an exclusive image
of James Bond (Daniel Craig) in action in the Austrian mountains.
“We have to deliver an
amazing sequence and this is going to be one of the major action sequences
of the movie,” explains Associate Producer Gregg Wilson. “It’s going to be
spectacular and Austria seemed to offer everything that we needed to pull
The behind the scenes
footage includes Daniel Craig as James Bond 007, Léa Seydoux, Dave
Bautista and director Sam Mendes. “The thing Sam and I talked about was
how we are going to top Skyfall”, says Production Designer Dennis
Gassner. “We are going to continue the history of the Bond films, making
things that are exciting for the audience to look at and what could be
more exciting than to be on top of the world.”
14 December 2014
Location shooting for SPECTRE moves
Daniel Craig (James
Bond), Léa Seydoux (Madeleine Swann) and Dave Bautista (Hinx) pose for
photographs in the Austrian ski resort of Sölden for SPECTRE.
locations for SPECTRE include Obertilliach and Lake Altaussee.
EON Productions issue official
leaked SPECTRE script following SONY Pictures hack
EON PRODUCTIONS, the
producers of the James Bond films, learned this morning that an early
version of the screenplay for the new Bond film SPECTRE is amongst
the material stolen and illegally made public by hackers who infiltrated
the Sony Pictures Entertainment computer system.
Eon Productions is concerned that third parties who have received the
stolen screenplay may seek to publish it or its contents.
The screenplay for SPECTRE is the confidential information of
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Danjaq, LLC, and is protected by the laws
of copyright in the United Kingdom and around the world. It may not (in
whole or in part) be published, reproduced, disseminated or otherwise
utilised by anyone who obtains a copy of it. Metro-Goldwyn Mayer Studios
and Danjaq LLC will take all necessary steps to protect their rights
against the persons who stole the screenplay, and against anyone who makes
infringing uses of it or attempts to take commercial advantage of
confidential property it knows to be stolen.
4 December 2014
SPECTRE is the new James Bond
James Bond Producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli today
released the title of the 24th James Bond adventure, SPECTRE. The
film, from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, is directed by Sam Mendes and
stars Daniel Craig, who returns for his fourth film as Ian Fleming’s James
SPECTRE begins principal photography on Monday, December
8 2014, and is set for global release on November 6 2015.
CULVER CITY, California,
July 11, 2013 – Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, EON
Productions; Gary Barber, Chairman & CEO, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; Michael
Lynton, CEO, Sony Entertainment, Inc, and Amy Pascal, Co-Chairman of Sony
Pictures Entertainment today announced that Daniel Craig will once again
return as the legendary British secret agent in the 24th James Bond film
and Sam Mendes will also return to direct the screenplay written by John
Logan. The film is set for release in UK theatres on October 23, 2015 and
in US theatres on November 6, 2015.
Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond film, took in $1.1 billion worldwide
and set a new mark as the highest-grossing film of all time in the UK; it
was the best-selling Bond film on DVD/Blu-ray and was the most critically
acclaimed film in the history of the longest-running film franchise.
ABOVE: Director Sam Mendes and Daniel Craig with James Bond's
Aston Martin DB5 on location for Skyfall (2012).
Commenting on the announcement, Wilson and Broccoli said, "Following the
extraordinary success of Skyfall, we're really excited to be
working once again with Daniel Craig, Sam Mendes and John Logan."
"I am very pleased that by giving me the time I need to honour all my
theatre commitments, the producers have made it possible for me to direct
Bond 24. I very much look forward to taking up the reins again, and to
working with Daniel Craig, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli for a
second time," said Mendes.
Barber added, "We are thrilled to reunite the extraordinary talents of
director Sam Mendes with our star Daniel Craig for the next great Bond
adventure." He added, "As evidenced by the phenomenal success of our last
collaboration with EON Productions and Sony, the incredible legacy of this
51-year-old franchise continues to amaze."
Lynton and Pascal said, "It’s a privilege to work on the Bond films. EON,
John Logan and Sam Mendes have come up with an extraordinary follow up to
Skyfall and we, along with our partners at MGM, can’t wait to share
this new chapter with audiences all over the world."