8th December 2014
SPECTRE commenced principal photography today as Bond fans get a sneak peak at the first scene shot at Pinewood
By MI6 Staff
The 24th James Bond film, SPECTRE, commenced principal photography today - Monday 8th December 2014 - at Pinewood Studios in the UK.
The official social media accounts released the first image from the set, where the clapper board clearly shows Scene 21 (very early in the film).
"The entire bloody office goes up in smoke and that thing survives."
A familiar face is also present, that of Jack the Bulldog, which was handed down to 007 from M in her will. It was a reminder to Bond to never take a desk job.
Named after the bold Union Jack flag that is emblazoned across his back, Jack is based on an iconic bulldog, originally modeled in 1941 by Royal Doulton's great art director Charles Noke. 'Jack' sits pride of place on M's desk in several of 'Skyfall's MI6-based shots and he survives an explosion and plays a poignant role in the film's final scenes.
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SPECTRE (2015) is the new James Bond film and the 24th in the series. It will be the fourth outing for Daniel Craig as 007, and the second film to be directed by Sam Mendes from a screenplay by John Logan, Neal Purvis & Robert Wade. The new MI6 team of Ralph Fiennes (M), Naomie Harris (Moneypenny), Rory Kinnear (Tanner) and Ben Whishaw (Q) are all reprising their roles. The cast will include Lea Seydoux, Dave Bautista, Andrew Scott and Christoph Waltz. Production commences on December 8th 2014, with location work as early as 5th January 2015 in Austria. The film will also shoot on location in: Erfoud and Tangier, Morocco; Rome, Italy and Mexico City, Mexico. SPECTRE is scheduled for release on 7th November 2015.