Watch: Sam Mendes Featured in Newest 'Spectre' Production Video

February 26, 2015
Source: 007.com

Spectre Behind-the-Scenes Video

"He is on a mission from the very beginning." More Bond! Eon Productions has already released the second production diary video for Spectre, the 24th James Bond movie currently filming around the world. Back after Skyfall to direct this next movie is Sam Mendes, and after not appearing at all in the first behind-the-scenes video, they give him the spotlight entirely in this second one. Mendes is a big Bond fan and it's always exciting to hear him talk about getting back into this world and some of his plans for this follow-up. He hints at some big things going on, but more than anything it's just good to hear that everything is being pushed forward again. Catch the new video below, and check out the new photos debuted by Empire as well.

Here's the second behind-the-scenes video for Sam Mendes' new Bond Spectre, filming now, via 007.com:

In addition, Empire has a new cover story on Bond with more photos - including a shot of Dave Bautista as Mr. Hinx co-starring in Sam Mendes' Spectre. There's also a shot of Mendes working with Lea Seydoux.

Spectre First Look
Spectre First Look
Spectre First Look

Click above for more from Empire. See the first production video in Austria here, with another coming soon.

Spectre is directed by Sam Mendes (Skyfall, Revolutionary Road, Road to Perdition, American Beauty) and written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wave with John Logan, all with James Bond franchise experience. A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation, Spectre. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre. Daniel Craig returns as 007 along with Ralph Fiennes as the new M, Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, and Ben Whishaw as Q. New cast members include Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci, Dave Bautista and Lea Seydoux. Sony Pictures will release Spectre in theaters on November 6th, 2015 this fall.

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Skyfall might have made a shed load of money but it was laughably bad. Caught now as it is between the far more entertaining Kingsman and the Mission Impossible films and the harder, rugged Bourne's, it really is floundering. Still, at least the producers can continue to cheapen the brand by flogging the hideously tacky 007 aftershave.

Payne by name on Feb 26, 2015


This is quite an unnecessarily negative comment. Skyfall was not laughably bad, sorry you feel that way. If you're not excited for the new Bond movie, fine, back off then and let it be. Kingsman was good too, but Bond is awesome. Not sure why you're out to troll him.

Alex Billington on Feb 26, 2015


Skyfall was the first Bond movie I liked.

Tuomas Lassila on Feb 26, 2015


So you have horrible taste in movies

SalsaBandit on Feb 26, 2015


That's not really a nice thing to say.

Tuomas Lassila on Feb 27, 2015


Pay no attention to the FS comment troll.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Feb 27, 2015


It's not unnecessary at all. The Bond films have got worse since Casino Royale, which was a good first attempt at updating them. QoS was lame and Skyfall was just as bad, if not worse. So cliched, so all over the place, so riddled with nonsense. Personally I find it amazing that someone who was so disappointed at the slow pace and tedious linearity of American Sniper, could be so easily seduced by the emptiness of Skyfall. Bond the character is great, but the producers aren't interested in making him awesome through the writing or character development but rather by repeatedly telling people that he's cool, placating individuals with some empty loud bangs and watering down the brand. Hence my reference to the aftershave. Personally, I feel for Martin Campbell. They give him Brosnan and Craig as newbies and he bangs in some good first efforts for them to get the franchise rebooted and then they hand it over to a host of pretentious directors who haven't a clue how to direct action or craft engaging characters. But I guess as long as they tick box Aa and box B, so that critics such as yourself can blindly proclaim a film/character 'cool' and 'badass' for no discernible reason, then they might as well keep churning out the crap.

Payne by name on Feb 26, 2015


Someone actually makes some effort to explain their critic. Nicely done. I feel the same way about Skyfall. It's was pretty shallow if at least pretty. And considering they made QoS during the writers strike, at least its action felt somewhat authentic. Mendez is a good director but he's wrong for Bond, IMO.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Feb 26, 2015


Thank you. I don't know why they stumble with the directors. Marc Forster was a very poor choice and his shakey cam opening car chase in QoS was a great indicator for how lame the film would be. Lots of whirring imagery and really loud noise and...nothing else. I agree with you on Sam Mendes. He might be great for Revolutionary Road and the like but for Bond, he couldn't be more of a worse fit. Frustratingly you can see how it works though. Critics and film magazines are so desperate for scoops and inside peaks that they dare not offer honest or negative reviews when a film comes out for fear of losing their exclusives. Hence everyone swallows the same bull and you only start to get more realistic reviews when the film comes out on DVD. The inevitability of poor performance is so depressing because no one will call the people behind Bond out for it because they've got too much to lose. I mean, how bad would a Bond film truly have to be for the likes of Empire, Total Film etc (UK film magazines) to really pummel it?

Payne by name on Feb 27, 2015


Skyfall is one of the most overrated movies ever made

SalsaBandit on Feb 26, 2015


Bautista's double-barrelled pistol is excellent. Pins and Needles!

DAVIDPD on Feb 27, 2015


Okay thanks.

Tuomas Lassila on Feb 27, 2015

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