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Sony Pictures previews 'SPECTRE' at CinemaCon

22-Apr-2015 • Spectre (2015)

Every year, the cinema industry gets together in Las Vegas to preview the slates of major studios.

Tonight, Sony screened a scene from early in the next James Bond film 'SPECTRE' as well as a montage of some of the action audiences can look forward to later this year. Director Sam Mendes recorded a video to beg the attendees not to spoil the identity of one character in the scene.

Cinema Blend has reported on what was shown:

The extended clip began with James Bond (Daniel Craig) – out of his suit jacket but still wearing a shoulder holster – standing in his dimly lit apartment and staring out the window. A ringing sound starts and 007 makes his way over to the door, where he finds Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) standing in the hallway with a box. She calls the mysterious parcel "your delivery," hands it over to Bond, and follows him into his apartment. Though she says that she can’t stay long, it quickly becomes clear that she’s not only there to hand over a package.

Moneypenny’s voice gets much more dramatic as she asks what is going on with Bond, and while he plays dumb, she explains that everyone at MI6 is talking about what went down in Mexico (though it’s never explicitly explained exactly what happened). Rather than believing that he’s finished as a spy, however, she instead tells him that she thinks he’s just getting started, and that he has a secret that he has been keeping from everyone – including those closest to him. It’s at this point that Bond turns on a television and begins playing a video message – and while I won’t give away who is featured on the tape due to potential spoilers, I will say that it gives Bond explicit orders to perform an assassination.

The super spy then reveals that he has been tracking his target for a while, but has found his movements limited by the clandestine organization of which he is a part. He then asks Moneypenny to operate as a mole for him within MI6, specifically to do a bit of research about a name that he heard in Mexico: The Pale King. She questions why Bond would actually trust her with this job, to which 007 has a one word response: "Instinct."

ComicBook reported on some of the action montage that played after the scene:

Then, the montage played. In it, Bond is presses a woman [Monica Bellucci] against a wall and she says, "If you don't leave now we'll die together, Mr...?" He responds, "Bond. James Bond." Finally, action sequences round out the footage. A plane bursts through snow, not in a crash landing manner, but almost as if it were being used as an enormous sled, followed by car chases with one car eventually have its tail end engulfed in flames.

The identity of the 'surprise appearance' in the early scene won't be too shocking to regular fans, and will extend the run of a certain Bond alumnus for another film.

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