Director Sam Mendes discusses ‘Spectre’ in new behind-the-scenes footage released Thursday.
From the set of Bond 24, he reveals why he has returned to direct his second Bond film and expands upon the story of 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 Bond 007.
“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. And in this movie, Spectre, what you have is a movie entirely driven by Bond. He is on a mission from the very beginning,” Mendes says.
“It’s about whether or not to pursue the life he’s always pursued, whether he matters and is he going to continue or not. And you’re going to have to come to see the movie to find out whether he does.”
The footage also includes Daniel Craig as James Bond as well as cast members Ralph Fiennes (M), Naomie Harris (Eve Moneypenny) and Ben Whishaw (Q).
A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. 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.
Spectre began principal photography in December 2014, and is set for global release on November 6, 2015.