Mexico Filming (5)
30th March 2015
Stunt doubles clung on as the 'SPECTRE' helicopter action sequence climaxed in Mexico City today
By MI6 Staff
Filming the opening credits sequence for 'SPECTRE' on Monday 30th March 2015 focused on a spectacular aerial stunt to be performed by two doubles high above Zocalo Square in Mexico City. Experienced stunt pilot Chuck Aaron, who is the only helicopter pilot in the world licensed to perform 360 degree rolls, started test flights just before 9am. An hour later, director Sam Mendes and the production crew assembled, and by 10:30am, all of the extras were in place.
Mendes had to shout to the crowd of 500 extras "No one applaud! No one dances!" as the action took place above them. Several flights were made before the crew had a well earned lunch break at the Gran Hotel de la Ciudad de Mexico. Filming resumed just before 1pm with the helicopter performing acrobatics very close to the buildings.
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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.