Day Of The Dead (Video)
21st March 2015
Filming in Mexico City got underway yesterday with a partial recreation of the ceremony for the pre-credits sequence
By MI6 Staff
SPECTRE filming in Mexico City got underway yesterday as the production team recreated a portion of a Day of the Dead ceremony, which is traditionally held on 1st November.
"During the past 53 years, the James Bond movies have been renowned for filming in the most beautiful and exotic locations in the world," says Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. "For the opening of 'SPECTRE', we are filming an exciting sequence in Mexico City featuring the Day of the Dead festival. Mexico City was chosen for the film because of the authentic needs of the story. This is the fourth time Bond has been to Mexico and indeed 'Licence To Kill' was shot almost entirely in Mexico City."
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.