Spectre opening sequence set at Day of the Dead festival in Mexico

New James Bond movie will include carnival scenes in which 1500 extras dance through the streets

A new behind-the-scenes vlog from the set of James Bond gives a sneak-peek of a Day of the Dead festival in Mexico City.

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“It’s going to be the most visually exciting opening to a Bond [movie] ever,” explains makeup designer Naomi Donne, who helped create the ghoulish faces worn by 1500 extras. 

Hundreds of eerie figures dance through the streets of Mexico City in a carnival atmosphere in the scene. “I wanted the audience to be dropped into a very heady, rich environment,” explains director Sam Mendes. “The costumes are extraordinary.”

All the extras were dressed in 75 minutes thanks to a slick production line, but it took six months to make the costumes.

See a glimpse of the Day of the Dead opening scene below:

Scenes from Spectre have also been captured in Austria, Rome and London. 

Daniel Craig will star alongside Lea Seydoux, Monica Bellucci and Christoph Waltz in his fourth outing as Bond. Spectre will be released on 6th November 2015.


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