Sony released a new poster for “Spectre” today, and it’s old-school Bond in every sense of the word. White dinner jacket, red carnation, sleek gun, ready-for-anything stance. I love the throwback effect.
The movie, which hits theaters Nov. 6, 2015 – and is the 24th Bond film, for anyone keeping track – centers on a cryptic message from the past that sends James Bond (Daniel Craig) on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome (but of course), where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE.
Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes).
Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr. White (Jesper Christensen), who may hold the clue to untangling the web of SPECTRE. As the daughter of an assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot. And I’m sure there will be some romantic shenanigans there.
As Bond ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, he learns of a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks, played by Christoph Waltz. What a great actor for a Bond villain.
I am so ready for this movie, and it’ll be a great kick-off to the holiday movie season.
What about you? Ready to go down that Bond road again? Here’s the other poster that was previously released.