In SPECTRE, a cryptic message from James Bond’s (Daniel Craig) past 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 and its mysterious leader. Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) returns to direct SPECTRE, with Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli returning as producers. SPECTRE’s script is penned by John Logan, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade.
Take a look at the trailer below and attempt to decipher the clues!
The teaser’s tone is obviously dark, making it clear that this will be a very personal quest for Bond as he attempts to unravel a conspiracy surrounding his past. The appearance of Mr. White (Jesper Christensen), a character that appeared in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace as an agent for the criminal organization Quantum, hints that SPECTRE may have been more involved in past Bond films than anyone may have realized. It’s reasonable to guess that Quantum is but a single branch (or tentacle) of SPECTRE.
Bond fans should be very familiar with SPECTRE, the terrorist organization that plagued 007 and MI6 throughout most of Ian Fleming’s novels and the Connery-era Bond films. SPECTRE, an acronym for “Special Executive for Counter-Intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion,” has many nefarious operatives, but its creator and leader is Ernst Starvo Blofeld, considered by many to be Bond’s greatest enemy. Though officially listed in the cast as Franz Oberhauser, Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained) has been long rumored to be playing the villainous Blofeld.
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