Posted on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 by Angie Han
Star Wars: The Force Awakens might be at the top of everyone’s mind today, but Sony would really appreciate it if you tried to remember it’s not the only new installment of a long-running action franchise coming this fall. There’s also Spectre — the 24th Bond film, the fourth one starring Daniel Craig, and the second one directed by Sam Mendes.
To help remind you of that fact, the studio has just released a whole bunch of new odds and ends from the film. Maybe the most intriguing piece is an in-depth featurette on the music of Spectre, with theme song singer Sam Smith, but there’s also a new TV spot and a new clip for your enjoyment. See it all after the jump.
First up, here’s the Spectre music featurette.
It’s interesting to hear Smith describe his tune, “Writing’s On the Wall,” as “the greatest love song,” right before producer Barbara Broccoli stresses, “It’s really important that you have a song that matches the feeling and the tone of the film.” Is a real romance in the cards for this famed Lothario? Or are Mendes and Broccoli just speaking about the overall vibe of the movie?
Whatever’s going on with Bond’s love life, we know for a fact that Spectre will feature tons of action. Just take a look at all the insanity going on in the new Spectre TV spot.
There’s a new Spectre clip, as well. Craig doesn’t appear, but there is a juicy exchange between M (Ralph Fiennes) and Denbigh (Andrew Scott).
Ah, yes, because it just isn’t a spy movie unless someone tries to shut down the spy program. See also: the plot of like every Mission: Impossible movie.
Finally, for those who really want to dive headfirst into Spectre mania, there’s also a 45-minute special from Jonathan Ross.
Spectre opens October 26 in the U.K. and November 6 in the U.S.
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