– by Joseph Jammer Medina

It’s obviously a big deal whenever a James Bond flick hits theaters. After all, the man has been a staple of cinema for over fifty years at this point. Surprisingly, however, the latest in the franchise, “SPECTRE,” may have the most riding on it yet. Not only does “SPECTRE” follow “Skyfall,” which is the most successful Bond film to date, both critically and commercially, but it’s likely the last time director Sam Mendes will take on the 007 agent. What’s more is that it seems more and more likely this will be actor Daniel Craig’s last outing as the character as well. Given that this interpretation of Bond is the most human we’ve had yet, it will definitely be a loss for moviegoers who have grown to love this version of Bond as more than just a womanizing badass.

All that being said, let’s not start the funeral bells yet. After all, we still have to wait for this one to come out before we can do that. And as its release date approaches, the marketing snowball only gets bigger and bigger. 

That trend continued when the folks over at 007.com released an official vlog for the film focusing on the action scenes.

The following is from the official press release:

Focusing on the action sequences in the film, the vlog features comments from director Sam Mendes, special effects supervisor Chris Corbould, 2nd unit director Alexander Witt, and first assistant director Michael Lerman.
Sam Mendes said, ‘The tradition for Bond is always real stunts, real action, real explosions…’
Chris Corbould added, ‘It’s going to be a real rollercoaster ride.’

A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond (Daniel Craig) on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal.  Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE.
Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White (Jesper Christensen), who may hold the clue to untangling the web of SPECTRE. As the daughter of an assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot.
As Bond ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, he learns of a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks, played by Christoph Waltz.
Sam Mendes returns to direct SPECTRE, with Daniel Craig reprising his role as 007 for the fourth time. SPECTRE is produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.  The screenplay is by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Jez Butterworth, with a story by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade.

SPECTRE is set for release in the UK on October 26, 2015, and in the US on November 6, 2015.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.