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Spectre - Teaser Trailer


Picking up after the climactic battle at his childhood home of Skyfall Lodge and the villainous attacks on MI6 headquarters, James Bond (Daniel Craig) is ready to face his greatest adversary. With MI6 discovering that he has a secret from his childhood, he is sent to on a mission to track down an old friend, now a high-ranking official in the villainous organisation. Suspecting the involvement of Mr. White (Jesper Christensen), a prominent member of the once-powerful Quantum, Bond soon discovers that he is about to go head-to-head with a more powerful, more dangerous group: SPECTRE (Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion), and its illusive and mysterious leader (Christoph Waltz).

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Is Mexico Paying 'Spectre' To Show The Country In A More Positive Light?


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James Bond’s next adventure Spectre could be on course to be one of the most expensive movies ever made with a reported budget of around $350 million. But according to reports based on more leaked emails from Sony, $20 million of Spectre’s hefty budget could be coming straight from the Mexican government, if the film's producers agree to a few demands.

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According to taxanalysts.com Spectre’s producers have received $20m from the Mexican government, after agreeing to a series of stipulations designed to portray the country in a positive light.

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Environmental Campaigners Thank James Bond For Cleaning Up Rome


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Italian environmental campaigners have thanked James Bond for forcing Rome’s city officials to clean up its streets in preparation for shooting scenes for the upcoming movie Spectre.

Production crews have been in the Italian capital working on the 24th instalment of the Bond franchise since the middle of February. On arrival, however, there were rumours that the shoot was in jeopardy because of the dirty conditions at the planned filming locations.

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Sam Mendes on Spectre, "Bond is on the Hunt. On the Trail of Somebody"


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Sam Mendes has spoken in-depth for the first time about his reasons for returning to direct a second James Bond movie, saying he had unfinished business with the characters he began to carve in Skyfall. On the day that the first publicity shots of Dave Bautista as Mr Hinx and Lea Seydoux as Dr Madeleine Swann hit the web, Mendes hinted that 007 was on the hunt "from the very beginning."

Daniel CraigDaniel Craig in the first publicity shot for Sam Mendes's new Bond movie Spectre

"The reasons I'm doing the second Bond movie are the reasons I would do any movie, really, which is all to do with the story," said the Oscar-winning film-makerin a video interview. "And in this movie, Spectre, what you have is a movie entirely driven by Bond. He is on a mission from the very beginning.

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Daniel Craig Raves About The Cast Of 'Spectre'


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"We've spent two years getting this together," said Daniel Craig while discussing the announcement of 'Spectre' "and there's been so much hard work and effort". For his fourth outing in the iconic role of James Bond, Craig will reunite with director Sam Mendes and the cast of 'Skyfall', as well as bringing an old foe back from the Sean Connery days.

Daniel Craig as James Bond in 'Skyfall'
Daniel Craig as James Bond in 'Skyfall'

When asked about the return of Mendes as the film's director, Craig responded by saying "He's the only guy for the job. He did such a wonderful job with 'Skyfall' and came down to do the next one and it just seemed to be the obvious choice." Following on from 'Skyfall' is not going to be an easy task, however, as the third film in the Bond reboot series made over 1 billion USD worldwide and took home two Academy Awards. Furthermore, the recent Sony hacks have revealed that 'Spectre' was supposedly coming in far over budget, and with a script that needed drastic work.

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Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes - Filming of the new James Bond movie 'Spectre' at a location in Central London - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 16th December 2014

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Daniel Craig: Mendes Is 'The Only Guy For The Job' Of James Bond Flick 'Spectre'


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As the buzz of excitement begins for James Bond's next big screen appearance in 'Spectre', Daniel Craig seems glad to be back in a suit and a sports car as he hits the red carpet at the movie's production launch.

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Daniel Craig is glad to be reunited with Sam Mendes

It's been three years since the release of 'Skyfall' a double Oscar winning success that became Sony Picture's highest grossing film of all time, and Craig is certainly ready to don his secret agent persona once more. 'We spent two years getting this together and there's been so much hard work and effort, and so [the launch] just signifies the beginning and that's very exciting', he says.

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Bond 24: Spectre "Massively Over-Budget" as Sony Try To Make Cuts


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The 24th James Bond movie, Spectre, is massively over-budget and currently stands to cost Sony and MGM "in the mid $300Ms", according to leaked internal memos. MGM president Jonathan Glickman sent emails in early November explaining how the studio is looking to cut costs.

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Glickman said the studio must cut back to $250 million given that Spectre is already tracking to cost $50 million more than Skyfall. He suggests numerous cost-cutting changes, including relocating a Villa scene in Rome in London, using fewer carriages on a train scene and forgetting the dramatic finalen"in the rain". Glickman also suggests showing "the more modern aspects" of Mexico to maximize "the Mexican incentive" (the makers of the film are getting paid to shoot in South America".

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James Bond 'Spectre' Singer Already Decided, But Is It Sam Smith?


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Sam Mendes says the singer for the James Bond Spectre theme song has already been selected. Adele's theme for Skyfall is considered one of the finest 007 songs ever, though Barbara Broccoli clearly had somebody in mind to try and emulate the success of the Oscar-winning track.

Sam SmithAccording to the New York Post, Sam Smith has signed on to sing the new James Bond song

"When will you find out? You'll have to ask Barbara Broccoli, but I would say - on the basis of the last one - very, very late in the day," Mendes told Entertainment NOW! when pushed on a name for the new song.

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Daniel Craig Will Take On "007" Again - For The Last Time?


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The end is nigh for Daniel Craig as 007. In fact, it might be coming in 2015 with Spectre, the fourth instalment in Craigs’ Bond tenure. The action flick was announced in a Buckinghamshire, England press event on Thursday, Dec. 4.

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Will this be the last time Craig and Mendes team up for queen and country?

The new title sees a familiar cast with Skyfall director Sam Mendes and alums Rory Kinnear, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, and Ben Whishaw all returning for one last hurrah. How do we know it’s the last hurrah? Well, here’s what Mendes said in a special interview with BBC Radio 1: "I felt an attachment to the characters that we created in Skyfall. I felt like there was unfinished business, and that there was a lot more I could do with them once I'd kind of stepped aside and had some time off."

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Daniel Craig, Barbara Broccoli and Sam Mendes - SShots of the stars of 'Spectre' the new James Bond film as they arrived at the films launch event at the Pinewood studios in London, United Kingdom - Thursday 4th December 2014

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Naomie Harris and Daniel Craig

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Sam Mendes - The launch of new James Bond film, Spectre - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 4th December 2014

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Sam Mendes and Daniel Craig
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Picture - Sam Mendes, Lea Seydoux, Daniel... London United Kingdom, Thursday 4th December 2014

Sam Mendes, Lea Seydoux, Daniel Craig, Monica Bellucci and Christoph Waltz - Shots of the stars of 'Spectre' the new James Bond film as they arrived at the films launch event at the Pinewood studios in London, United Kingdom - Thursday 4th December 2014

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Bond 24 Titled 'Spectre', Signalling Return of Ernst Blofeld


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The 24th James Bond movie, to be directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig, is titled Spectre. The announcement was made in a live broadcast from the 007 Stage at Pinewood Studios on Thursday morning, where Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux were also unveiled as new cast members.

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Christoph Waltz will play chief villain Frank Oberhauser, son of the late Hans Oberhauser, a ski instructor who acted as a father figure to Bond. However, the Mail reported that Waltz's character will later be revealed to be classic Bond villain Ernst Blofeld. The title SPECTRE appears to back this up, given it relates to the organisation led by evil genius and supervillain Ernst Stavro Blofeld that first formally appeared in the novel Thunderball (1961) and in the movie Dr. No (1962).

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