Sunday, February 08, 2015

SPECTRE: Craig Injury And More Bad Guys

Daniel Craig is back to work on the latest James Bond film "Spectre" after a recent on-set accident. Movie extras were reportedly told to go home on the day Craig was injured.

Craig sprained his knee while shooting a fight scene. However the shoot has not lost any time or filming days according to a source, with Craig returning to work on Saturday.

Meantime we know that "Casino Royale" and "Quantum of Solace" baddie actor Jesper Christensen is back as Mr. White. It seems that has reportedly completed all his work on the film. Christensen apparently shot all of his work in the UK for a scene that was "damn fine" he tells BT.

Belgian actor Marc Zinga, German actor Detlef Bothe and British actress Brigitte Millar joined the cast  playing adversaries in the movie.

The name "SPECTRE," (an acronym for Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion) refers to the criminal organization that served as the main antagonist during the Sean Connery-era. This would all but confirm rumors of the return of Bond's nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld here

This Blofeld will get a fresh start. The tone is said to be more sophisticated and along the lines of Telly Savalas' version in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" and less like Donald Pleasence (still my favorite incarnation) big screen reveal in 1967's "You Only Live Twice" or Charles Gray's turn in "Diamonds Are Forever". 

Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris are reprising their roles from "Skyfall" as M, Q, and Moneypenny.  Rory Kinnear is back as Tanner

New cast members include Christoph Waltz as the villain Oberhauser (Blofeld?), Dave Bautista as Mr. Hinx, Monica Bellucci plays Lucia Sciarra, Blue is the Warmest Colour star Léa Seydoux as Madeline Swan, and Andrew Scott appears as a new MI6/Home Office staffer Denbigh.

 "...a cryptic message from the past of 'James Bond' sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. 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' a global crime organization, for 'Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion'..."

Sam Mendes is once again directing the film. Veteran James Bond screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade have returned to perform rewrites. The duo have been the early writers on the film series since 1999's "The World is Not Enough,"and  they would often do the initial script drafts while other writers like Paul Haggis and John Logan would  polish. The pair were set to retire from the series after handing in their early drafts of "Skyfall," with Logan subsequently taking over the later drafts. Logan was writing the latest adventure solo.

Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson will produce the new film.

The new Aston Martin DB10 will also be featured in the film and was unveiled at the announcement.

 "Spectre" is shooting at Pinewood Studios as well as in London, Rome, Mexico City, Tangier, Erfoud and the Austrian Alps.

The sequel is targeting a November 6th 2015 release

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