A lot of Bond talk this week. To keep things rolling, this has just come down the pipe from Sony, a new one sheet for Spectre. It could very well be Daniel Craig’s last Bond movie, so I hope they make something special of it.
Recently, director Sam Mendes was asked about how his previous Bond film Skyfall connects to the new one, and he indicated that his aim with the new one was to tell a kind of retroactive origin story:
Bond has been rebooted at the end of [“Skyfall”]. This is only the beginning of the story. The Bond creation myth never happened. I felt there was an opportunity there: What made him? And who were the people who affected him along the way? You’re sort of telling the story backwards of how Bond became Bond. A lot of the film is a celebration of what it is to be Bond, but it’s not retro. Hopefully it’s not just classic Bond but a classic thriller.
Synopsis: In the aftermath of Raoul Silva’s attack on MI6, a cryptic message sets in motion events that will see James Bond come face-to-face with the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE. While Gareth Mallory, the newly appointed M, continues fighting political pressures that threaten the future of MI6, Bond discovers that the only way to unravel the web of conspiracy is to protect the innocent daughter of a powerful enemy. Following a trail from Mexico to Austria and Morocco, he is forced to operate outside his purview as he is drawn into a confrontation with an enemy from his past.