When Bond returns to our screens in new 007 film Spectre, he’s going to be on his most mysterious, personal mission yet, director Sam Mendes has revealed.
In a behind-the-scenes video, Mendes gave fans clues about the new film, which follows on from 2012’s Skyfall.
“He’s on the hunt, on the trail of somebody. You don’t know why, what he’s doing there. And that sense that something is up is also tied to the second part of a crucial story in Bond’s childhood.
“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.”
And Mendes says it’s these vast, existential themes that brought him back to direct another Bond. “Once it was clear those two huge things were on the table, I felt like I had to do it.”
As well as wanting to delve deeper into Bond’s personal mission in the new film, Mendes says he wanted to develop the characters of M (Ralph Fiennes), Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) “much much more”. In Spectre, the trio are far more involved in the mission and all risk their careers and livelihoods to help 007.
The film is set to open in cinemas next year on November 6th 2015.
Get in on the action and watch Sam Mendes talk about the new film, and see clips of Daniel Craig and the rest of the cast filming….