Sony Pictures, MGM and Eon Productions gave fans a first look at “Spectre” late Wednesday evening, offering a glimpse of Daniel Craig returning to the iconic James Bond role along with director Sam Mendes.
The film centers around a cryptic message from Bond’s past that sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M (Ralph Fiennes) battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind “Spectre.”
Producers for the film also released a video blog from location in Austria, documenting Craig’s time on set with costars Léa Seydoux and Dave Bautista.
“We have to deliver an amazing sequence and this is going to be one of the major action sequences of the movie, a jewel in the crown so to speak. It’s going to be spectacular and Austria seemed to offer everything that we needed to pull it off,” associate producer Gregg Wilson said in a statement.
Production designer Dennis Gassner added, “The thing that Sam and I talked about was how we are going to top ‘Skyfall,’ it’s going to be ‘Spectre.’ So far it’s a great start, I think that we are going to continue the history of the Bond films, making things that are exciting for the audience to look at — what could be more exciting than to be on top of the world?”
The film has seen its fair share of excitement in pre-production. The script for “Spectre” was allegedly leaked in the November hack of Sony, though producers warned it was an early draft.
“Spectre” opens Nov. 6, 2015.