If you missed it I posted the first teaser trailer for the latest installment in the Bond franchise, Spectre, yesterday. This morning additional Spectre information broke, this bit deals with the opening sequence in the film. Now anyone who has seen a James Bond movie knows that there’s certain components that are almost always present. One such component that has become a staple is the opening action scene. If you want to remain spoiler free about what happens in this scene don’t read on beyond this point.
Courtesy of Screen Rant who was on location to view some of the filming, the opening sequence will take place during the Day of the Dead parade in Mexico City. Bond, being his typical suave self, convinces a woman to return to her room. However, once he’s there it becomes apparent that he was only using the room for it’s proximity to a room across the way where two “bad men” reside. According to publicist Heather Callow,
“[Bond] stops something really bad from happening, kills [the nameless bad guy], the other guy [Sciarra] goes running, Bond jumps out of the window and there’s a bit of a chase, he causes a building to explode and they both end up – boom – on the ground, and the foot chase starts.”
In the aforementioned chase sequence, Bond chases an assassin named Sciarra through the Day of the Dead parade, until Sciarra calls for a helicopter to pick him up. Bond manages to board the helicopter before it takes off and the fight continues in the air. According to Screen Rant, the stunt pilot Chuck Aaron is one of the only men alive who can maneuver a 360 in a helicopter so we can expect to see some of that in the film’s opening.
The 24th Bond film is set to release November 6th. The film will star Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Christoph Waltz, Dave Bautista, Léa Seydoux, Andrew Scott, and Monica Bellucci.