Sam Mendes: Spectre will ‘be everything you would expect from a Bond movie’
French actress Léa Seydoux will star in Bond film Spectre
The French actress comes to the role after her acclaimed but controversial performance in the award-winning lesbian romance Blue Is the Warmest Colour.
Seydoux, 29, joined Daniel Craig, 46, and other cast members at Pinewood Studios last week to launch the 24th Bond film, Spectre.
Also starring alongside Craig, who will play 007 for the fourth time, is 50-year-old Monica Belluci, the oldest Bond girl.
Director Sam Mendes said: “Spectre will be everything you would expect from a Bond movie but, in terms of the last movie, maybe a little more variety, maybe a little more mischief”.
Filmmakers have revealed: “A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation.”
Spectre will be everything you would expect from a Bond movie
This is likely to refer to the Special Executive for Counterintelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion or SPECTRE, of the film’s title.
Graham Rye, who is editor of 007 Magazine and author of two books on Bond, believes the scriptwriters of the new film are committed to keeping it as close as possible to the original Ian Fleming books.
He says they are “very Fleming oriented”.
“If there is anything they can squeeze into the film to make it more ‘Bondian’, they would do,” he said.
The crew starts shooting Spectre this week.
It is due for release next October.