Advanced visual effects can be used to create just about anything in Hollywood these days, but the truth is that when something is real, an audience recognizes it. This is why many filmmakers still go out of their way to utilize practical stunts and effects - and one of those filmmakers is Sam Mendes, as you can tell in this brand new action-centric Spectre featurette/video blog.
The official James Bond 007 YouTube account posted this fantastic new video online today, and it shows off some pretty thrilling and spectacular stuff from the upcoming spy adventure. Fans can once again expect a story that will take them around the world with Britain's greatest agent, and each location where he lands will be the setting for some explosive action.
So what can fans expect from Spectre in terms of upping the ante from the spectacular Skyfall? Well, there are snowy explosions in Austria:
Massive destruction down in Mexico:
And even bigger explosions out in the deserts of Morocco:
It paints a picture of one seriously explosive sequel - and that's saying a lot when you consider the adventures that the Daniel Craig version of James Bond has been involved with over the years. Sure, Casino Royale was a bit more low-key, but Skyfall's home invasion finale is top notch, and as mediocre as Quantum of Solace is, it does feature chases on foot, in cars, in planes, and on boats. That being said, it looks like Craig is definitely being put through the ringer on this one, and we couldn't be more excited to see the outcome of all the hard work.
Based on a screenplay by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan (the same full writing team behind Skyfall), Spectre begins with a mission going terribly wrong for James Bond down in Mexico, but in the fallout the super spy is put on the path hunting down a mysterious organization that seems to be responsible for terror around the globe. In addition to Daniel Craig, the feature will also include the return of Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Jesper Christensen, Rory Kinnear, and Ralph Fiennes. The ensemble cast also includes a fantastic group of franchise newcomers, including Monica Bellucci, Lea Seydoux, Dave Bautista, Christoph Waltz, Andrew Scott, and Stephanie Sigman. The film has been in post-production for the last few months, but will be finding its way to theaters on November 6th.