8:21am PT by Graeme McMillan
'Spectre': New Behind-the-Scenes Video Teases Massive Explosions, Real-Life Stunts
Wherever James Bond goes, carnage and destruction follow — and nowhere is that made more clear than in a new behind-the-scenes video from Spectre, in which the crew of the next Bond movie talk about the physical effects necessary for the action scenes.
The video teases some of the action sequences from the Sam Mendes-directed movie, including a chase between three cars and a plane, and seemingly complete destruction for reasons unknown in Mexico — a Día de Muertos fetish skull is shown among the wreckage, suggesting that it might be part of the already announced opening sequence.
Also glimpsed is a shoot in Morocco, described as "a huge sequence for us, certainly the biggest explosion I've ever done," by the movie's special effects supervisor Chris Corbould. (What is seen does look suitably big; quite why it's happening, however, isn't even hinted at.)
"The tradition for Bond is always real stunts, real action, real explosions. There's nothing made up, and that remains the case," Mendes says in the video. "The ultimate goal is the kind of excitement, visceral excitement you can only get from live stunts."
Spectre, starring Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz and Monica Bellucci, will be released Nov. 6. Watch the video below.