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26 JULY 2017
NEW JAMES BOND CINEMATIC INSTALLATION IN SOLDEN, AUSTRIA

Following this week's news that the next James Bond film will be released in November 2019, FSWL can now reveal that 007 is set to return to Solden, Austria with a new official 007 cinematic installation next to the ICE Q restuarant that was featured in the latest film starring Daniel Craig, Spectre (2015).

Official press release:
26 July 2017 - A unique James Bond cinematic installation will open this winter at the top of the Gaislachkogl Mountain next to the ICE Q Restaurant, Sölden, Austria. The iconic location was used in Spectre as the Hoffler Klinik and formed part of the snow chase sequence in the film.

Cable Car Companies Sölden is creating a bespoke new building to house the 007 installation, embedded into the top of the mountain, designed and built by award-winning architect Johann Obermoser [of Obermoser Architects]. The innovative, dynamic space is inspired by the work of visionary James Bond Production Designer Sir Ken Adam.

The concept for the installation has been designed and developed by Creative Director and James Bond Art Director Neal Callow (Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and SPECTRE) together with Optimist Inc. Head of Design Tino Schaedler and his team.

Commenting on the announcement, Jakob Falkner, Shareholder and Managing Director, Cable Car Companies Sölden said: "We’re delighted to be partnering with EON Productions and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to bring Bond back to Sölden by creating a truly unique experience in the heart of the Tyrol region. Together with the many exciting and varied activities available in the area, this James Bond installation will strengthen Sölden’s position as a year-round destination for sports and entertainment.”

The name of the cinematic installation and further details about the visitor experience will be released later this year.

About EON Productions
EON Productions Limited and Danjaq LLC are wholly owned and controlled by the Wilson/Broccoli family. Danjaq is the US based company that co-owns, with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the copyright in the existing James Bond films and controls the right to produce future James Bond films. EON Productions, an affiliate of Danjaq, is the UK based production company that makes the James Bond films and together with Danjaq controls all worldwide merchandising. The 007 franchise has produced twenty-four films since 1962.

About Cable Car Companies Sölden
Cable Car Companies Sölden stands for innovation, excellence and state-of-the-art technology. One of the Alps leading ski lift companies, the company is proud of its architectural masterpieces in the Sölden ski resort. These include the BIG 3 (viewing platforms on three different 3000-meter-high mountains), the two most powerful cable cars in Europe, the Gaislachkogelbahn and the new Giggijochbahn, and the spectacular ICE Q restaurant on the summit of the Gaislachkogl. Sölden enjoys the second highest number of guest nights in Austria – second only to the capital city of Vienna.

About Obermoser Architects
Leading Austrian architect, Obermoser arch-omo zt gmbh has been creating and constructing award winning commercial and residential buildings since 1983. Tyrolean architect Johann Obermoser and his team are responsible for the Gaislachkoglbahn, ICE Q and the impressive Giggijochbahn in Sölden.

About Optimist Inc.
Optimist Inc. is a creative agency that thrives on innovation and true firsts. They’re founded on the simple belief that authenticity and passion reign supreme. Driven by the desire to create something truly unique, they seamlessly blend creative, strategy, design, content, and production talent to deliver one-of-a-kind solutions that are both real and socially viable.

About Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content across all platforms. The company owns one of the world’s deepest libraries of premium film and television content as well as the premium pay television network EPIX, available throughout the U.S. via cable, satellite, telco and digital distributors. In addition, MGM has investments in numerous other television channels and digital platforms.

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The SPECTRE Day of the Dead filming in Mexico City

A Sweltering Swede Melts in Mexico as A Supporting Artiste in SPECTRE

"3-2-1… ACTION!!!" The elevator started to move which was my cue for me and my beautiful Mexican co-star to move, to saunter down a corridor towards the hotel room. I too was made-up and costumed to look like a deadly-carnival celebrating tourist. The interior of the magnificent, Zapata-era El Gran Hotel in Mexico City was alive with the similarly dead. We walked up to the railing just outside where we talked to each other while I in the periphery saw an ornately-famous elevator sigh up and stop. Out came a masked Mexican beauty and walking skeleton. Followed by a man with a Steadicam harnessed to his body. This was March 2015. Come the end of the year, the world would recognise the woman as Estrella and the man as Bond, James Bond. At that very moment, I was fulfilling a lifelong ambition: this sweltering Swede, melting in Mexico, was on the set of the latest 007 film.

SPECTRE Day of the Dead Mexico
For most fans, to be part of the incredible world of 007 would be too good of an opportunity not to miss. Even if just for a second’s glimpse at a café or in a group of tourists, a double-taking pigeon or as a “consumptive [Swede]”. And if you read on, you’ll see how remarkably easy it was and how being on set allows you to see sequences that never make it to the final film.

After a couple of failed attempts with the casting people in both London and Rome, I lept upon the Facebook call for extras in Mexico. My dear friend Anders Frejdh also informed me from being an extra in Quantum of Solace. Ian Fleming once said “Never say ‘no’ to adventures” so I measured the expense against the experience and went for it. Everything was done online in Spanish and I was asked to go to Mexico to try out clothes for my role as an extra – sorry, supporting artiste – as civilian tourist. So it was that in February 2015, I flew out to Mexico City. I was told to be at the prestigious Churubusco Studios where many Hollywood and Latin American movies has been filmed, and even so License to Kill. The casting was quick. A few papers to read and sign, trying-out of clothes for the role, and after a couple of photos I took off back to Sweden.

By the end of March, I came back to Mexico City. Early one Monday morning I had to be at a fair building in perhaps not the safest part of town. The queue was long and many tired faces lit up in the darkness. After half an hour we were let in and checked in one by one. I greeted my new friends at the casting agency and all of us were gathered for breakfast buffet of typical Mexican dishes. We were a few hundred extras so we went in groups down to the dressing rooms where we all changed to our outfits. Many also went into the makeup to paint their faces and some even their bodies, especially the amazing skeletons. Each extra had a unique look with an incredible detail. Some extras also had props such as coffins, skulls, and photos of dead loved ones as part of their outfit. When one was done you went into one of the buses and took off with police escort to the filming location.

SPECTRE Day of the Dead Mexico
And that was how I found myself with Bond (played by Daniel Craig) and Estrella (played by Stephanie Sigman at the finest hotel of Mexico, El Gran Hotel. The location and its lifts had previously also been used in Licence to Kill shot in the city during 1988 and doubling the fictional Isthmus City. The shooting day was long and, for us, unplanned. First we had to sit still inside a café and then we were lined up to be placed in different parts of the hotel. Each extra had a place and certain movements to do at a particular timing. We probably did 20-30 shots. For a Bond fan on a Bond set, even the waiting was exciting. When we were done with all the shots late that afternoon, we went out of the hotel where lots of people stood and took photos with their mobile phones until we got into the buses. We went back to the morning's meeting point, changed clothes, and said goodbye for the day.

SPECTRE Day of the Dead Mexico
It was the same procedure throughout the whole week we were filming. We started usually at 4 am and were finished around 5 in the afternoon. It became routine, just like coming to work every day. It was amazing. We were naturally not allowed to bring our mobile phones on set, but, check out the official video from the filming. On the Tuesday we civilians were not supposed to film but we ended up waiting inside of one of the cities lovely museums without doing anything. They used the day for retakes of scenes filmed over the weekend with the other extras. This was when 007 jumps out of the hotel window to walk over the roof.

SPECTRE Day of the Dead Mexico
On the Wednesday we were back at the museum. At some point, we were called and there was a rush of extras straining to get a good position. My new friends and I gathered up on a plateau. Suddenly, I could hear cheering. James Bond 007 was among us. Daniel Craig was shooting the scene when Bond starts chasing the villain Sciarra by foot. They ran through the alley and we stood on the side. There were lots of shots with the actors and stuntmen who ran – it was filmed from the front and rear and side, so it took several hours to film those few seconds in the film. In the afternoon, I stood next to and watched the filming of the continued pursuit over a little square called Plaza Manuel Tolsa.

SPECTRE Day of the Dead Mexico
The Thursday began with four extras and I were taken into a dark room where we were photographed 360 degrees to fill up a digital library of extras that could be used to afterwards to multiply the crowd. After that we went in buses to Zócalo Square. This day we shot the scene on the street with the dancing women. I was placed on the street where Bond walks past a few centimetres in front of me to then stop a few meters later and watch Sciarra who walked on the other side of the street. This was my best scene throughout the week but the part where I stood was sadly cut out in the final version of the film, despite several cameras aimed at Bond with us in the background. One picture here made it however to the official deck of playing cards by Cartamundi – the Eight of Hearts. We stood still basically all day in the hot intense sun. One did not want to drink so much to avoid running to the restroom and then losing one’s position. My face was burnt slightly but we were constantly given sunscreen. Daniel was supposed to run in the street scene but he hurt his knee before so they changed the script a bit and improvised to fit the situation. We were placed around at different places and it was on this day that we saw the helicopter for the first time. In moments shoot but not in the final film, the helicopter flew down over the street in between the houses and above the parade where we stood. We were about 1,500 extras in total and much had to run smoothly. The Mexico shoot had taken 6 months to prepare.

SPECTRE Day of the Dead Mexico
On the Friday and Saturday, we shot the scenes at the square and the scene where the helicopter would land to pick up Sciarra. Alessandro Cremona who played Sciarra did almost all his stunts by himself. He ran into my back many times. There were also multiple shots of the helicopter when it lands and takes off, where we extras were on the ground right next to it. There was a pretty big security operation so that no one would get harmed. Chuck Aaron’s incredible precision piloting was amazing to watch. Saturday, was spent filming Sciarra getting to the helicopter, falling and Bond entering the helicopter. It was the last day Daniel Craig filmed the scenes in Mexico. It was fun to stand right next to Bond again as well as Sam Mendes, Barbara Broccoli, and Michael G. Wilson. I spoke briefly with Gary Powell, Hoyte van Hoytema, and a few others from the English team.

Even Bond fans have to rest so Sunday was free but that Monday, we were back on set to film the final scenes. This is where Bond and Sciarra were fighting outside the helicopter that spun crazily around about 10-15 meters above us in the square. It was exciting to watch the two stuntmen work and there were many shots even with us extras that did not make it to the movie. At one point, the helicopter was hovering a few hundred meters up and then dived down towards the square maybe 2 meters from the ground, and then turned abruptly up. For safety reasons, they shot 2 takes: something like this had never been filmed before. The rest of the helicopter stunts were filmed outside of Mexico City because they were too risky in the city. We were supposed to film on the Tuesday as well but Monday was the last day since the team got everything they wanted done.

SPECTRE Day of the Dead Mexico
Everyone was happy and satisfied but sad that the adventure was over. Extras cried – these days in a strange way welded us together as a small family. The result in the movie for myself became a blurry scene outside the elevator in the hotel and some way too short clips from the streets. My mission in Mexico was an adventure and memory for life that gave me many new experiences and friends. I wish Bond himself knew about it. If you get the opportunity, apply next time for "Bond 25". And perhaps, like James Bond, I might also return.

Written by Erik Olsson. Copyright © 2016 From Sweden with Love

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23 JUNE 2016
NORDIC TV PREMIERE FOR SPECTRE ON C MORE

Just in time for Midsummer 2016, James Bond is back on C MORE in the action-packed Spectre (2016) directed by Sam Mendes. The film premieres on Nordic television on 23 June 2016, almost exactly three years after the last Bond film (Skyfall) was first broadcast by the same network.

"In my opinion, and so far, Daniel Craig makes his best performance as Ian Fleming's secret agent James Bond in SPECTRE. The best Bond film since Casino Royale." – Anders Frejdh

Spectre, which became the most successful film during 2015 in Swedish cinemas features a top cast including the brilliant Daniel Craig, the talented Christoph Waltz, the gorgeous Léa Seydoux, the lovely Naomie Harris, the great Ralph Fiennes, the gifted Ben Whishaw and the stunning Monica Bellucci.

A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra, 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, the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M. Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny and Q to help him seek out Madeleine Swann, the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White, 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.


Read FSWL's SPECTRE review or download it here.

TV broadcasts of SPECTRE during June 2016 in C More's channels:
23/6 at 9pm, C More First
23/6 at 9pm, C More First HD
25/6 at 9pm, C More First
25/6 at 9pm, C More First HD
26/6 at 9pm, C More Action

Official theatrical trailer for SPECTRE:


Editor's note:
C More was also the first in Sweden to show the other two Bond films starring Daniel Craig on Swedish television, Casino Royale premiered on 24th December 2007 and Quantum of Solace on 14th November 2009.

Once again, FSWL got an invitation from Sony to interview the producers, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, and the actors including Daniel Craig in conjunction with the premiere of the film in London.

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The Swedish cinema poster for SPECTRE © 2015 SF Film. All rights reserved.

All information on C More's broadcasts of SPECTRE on the official website:

www.cmore.se/film/3352278-spectre

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15 JUNE 2016
ON THE SET OF JAMES BOND'S SPECTRE (BOOK)

Publication of Anderson & Low: On the Set of James Bond's Spectre, a new official book on the 24th Bond film from EON Productions. (The first official book on the film, Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE, was published in October 2015.)

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British photographers Jonathan Anderson and Edwin Low have created a highly original art project based on the brilliant artifice of the spectacular sets from the latest James Bond movie, Spectre (2015). Shooting entirely at Pinewood Studios in UK, the artist duo highlights a head-on collision of fantasy and reality by photographing the sets' massive scale and extraordinary detail.

Allowing the bare soundstage to intrude on the images would normally shatter the illusion of the sets. In this case, however, it has the reverse effect and enhances the sense of illusion, artifice and wonder. Through a poetic and painterly eye, the beautifully designed and magnificently photographed images bring to life these detailed and massive tableaux, creating a poetry and narrative fantasy that mirrors the movie. With a foreword by Spectre director Sam Mendes, this book represents a unique study in movie-making and constructed narrative in photography.

Book details:
Hardcover: 64 pages
Publisher: Hatje Cantz
Language: English
ISBN-10: 3775741984
ISBN-13: 978-3775741989

Editor's note:
CWC GALLERY in Berlin is hosting an exhibition with works by Anderson & Low from June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016 that features more than 90 works from the artists including photographs from the spectacular Spectre series.

For more posts on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

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The cover for Anderson & Low: On the Set of James Bond's Spectre. Copyright © 2016 Hatje Cantz. All rights reserved.

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14 MAY 2016
SPECTRE AT 2016 TAURUS WORLD STUNT AWARDS

In the tradition of Hollywood's finest awards presentations, the best stunt people in the entertainment industry will be recognized for their performances in feature films released in 2015 at this year's Taurus World Stunt Awards ceremony. SPECTRE, with Gary Powell as Stunt coordinator, is nominated in three categories.

The four 2016 Taurus World Stunt Awards nominations for SKYFALL:

BEST HIGH WORK – James Bond fights a bad guy in a helicopter. The helicopter flew 45’ above a crowded square and does a variety of acrobatic manoeuvres trying to throw them off. CGI was used to add people to the square and remove safety cables. WINNER: Jupiter Ascending

BEST WORK WITH A VEHICLE – James Bond fights a bad guy in a helicopter. The helicopter flew 45’ above a crowded square and does a variety of acrobatic manoeuvres trying to throw them off. CGI was used to add people to the square and remove safety cables. WINNER: Fast & Furious 7

BEST STUNT COORDINATION AND/OR 2ND UNIT DIRECTION – Gary Powell
WINNER: Guy Norris, Glenn Suter, Keir Beck, Lawrence Woodward, Steve Griffin & Tyrone Stevenson for Mad Max: Fury Road

Other winners:
Hardest Hit: Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Speciality Stunt: Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Fight: Kingsman
Best Stunt Rigging: Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Foreign Film: Medal (Russian film)
Best Stunt by Stuntwoman: Linda Jewell
Lifetime Achievement Award: Andy Armstrong (brother of Vic Armstrong)

Other stunt crew on SPECTRE:
Ami Verge (stunt department coordinator)
Andy Lister (stunt double for Daniel Craig)
Dan Euston (stunt double for Benito Sagredo)
Gemita Samarra (stunt double for Lea Seydoux)
Gordon Alexander (stunt double for Daniel Draig)
Lee Morrison (assistant stunt coordinator)
Marc Mailley (head stunt rigger)
Martin Ivanov (stunt double for Dave Bautista)
Matthew Stirling (stunt double for Dave Bautista)
Olivier Schneider (fight choreographer)
Pete Ford (stunt double for Jesper Christensen)
Richard Carless (marin koordinator)
Yves Girard (fight assistant)

Before the 2016 Taurus World Stunt Awards, SPECTRE has won an Academy Award for Best Original Song (to Sam Smith and Jimmy Napes), a Golden Globe to Sam Smith and Jimmy Napes for Best Original Song, two Empire awards for Best British Film and Best Thriller.

Editor's note:
Gary Powell has already won TWO Taurus World Stunt awards for 'Best Stunt Coordination and/or 2nd Unit Direction' for his work on Casino Royale (2006) and Skyfall (2012) (2012). Vic Armstrong was nominated in the same category at the 2003 awards for his work on Die Another Day (2002).

Read FSWL's SPECTRE review or download it here.

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For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

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The Swedish cinema poster for SPECTRE © 2015 SF Bio. All rights reserved.

Click below for a complete list of the 2016 Taurus World Stunt Awards nominations:

www.taurusworldstuntawards.com/index.php?id=161

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20 MARCH 2016
TWO PRIZES FOR SPECTRE AT EMPIRE AWARDS

SPECTRE (2015) awarded at the 2016 Jameson Empire Awards after being voted on top as Best British Film and Best Thriller in 2015 by the magazine's readers in a recent poll. FSWL congratulates everyone involved and notes that SPECTRE also became the most successful film in 2015 at Swedish cinemas with nearly 900,000 cinema tickets sold.

"SPECTRE is first-class cinema entertainment and a classic Bond film in modern style that exceeded my, and many other Bond fans', high expectations after the previous film, 2012's Skyfall." – Anders Frejdh

To accept the award for Best Thriller, producer Callum McDougall made a lovely speech accompanied on stage by screenwriters Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, costume designer Jany Temime and special effects supervisor Chris Corbould:



Sam Mendes accepted the award for Best British Film with an anecdote about Jany from the filming of Skyfall in London:



Editor's note:
For more SPECTRE news featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

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Sam Mendes with the 2016 Empire Awards for SPECTRE. © Getty Images. All rights reserved.

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28 FEBRUARY 2016
SAM SMITH WINS OSCAR® FOR SPECTRE SONG

Sam Smith & Jimmy Napes won the Oscar® for Best Song at the 88th Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles and FSWL would like to take this opportunity and congratulate Sam & Jimmy to the incredible success with their theme song for SPECTRE (2015), Writing's On The Wall.

"A well-written ballad that demonstrates the full range of Sam Smith's extraordinary voice and already is a classic Bond song that grows every time you hear it." – Anders Frejdh

Official message posted on 007.com on 29th February, 2016:

"Singer/Songwriter Sam Smith has won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Writing’s On The Wall" at last night’s Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles. The theme song from SPECTRE was co-written by Smith and Jimmy Napes and follows the Golden Globe win in January. This is the second Bond film in a row that has achieved the Academy Award for Best Original Song after Adele’s win in 2013 with Skyfall (2012)."

Editor's note:
Previous Academy Awards to the James Bond franchise include one to Norman Wanstall for Best Sound Effects (now Sound Editing) after his work on Goldfinger (1964), one to John Stears for Best Visual Effects after his work on Thunderball (1965), one to Per Hallberg & Karen Baker Landers for Best Sound Editing after their work on SKYFALL, and one to Adele & Paul Epworth for Best Original Song (also for Skyfall). Additionally, several of the songs produced for the films have been nominated for Academy Awards for Best Original Song, including Paul McCartney's Live and Let Die, Carly Simon & Marvin Hamlish for "Nobody Does It Better" (theme song for The Spy Who Loved Me) and Sheena Easton & Bill Conti for For Your Eyes Only. Plus, in 1982, Albert R. Broccoli received the prestigious Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award.

For more SPECTRE news featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

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Sam Smith & Jimmy Napes with their Oscar® statuette for Writing's on the Wall at the Vanity Fair after-party. © 2016 Danjaq LLC. & Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). All rights reserved.

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22 FEBRUARY 2016
SPECTRE RELEASED ON BLU-RAY IN SWEDEN

SPECTRE (2015), the 24th James Bond film from Eon Productions, is released on Blu-ray and DVD in Sweden and the UK. The film is Daniel Craig's fourth as Ian Fleming's James Bond.

Official synopsis:
A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond 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.


Film details:
Director: Sam Mendes
Language: English
Region: Region B/2
Classification: 12
Studio: Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Running time: 148 minutes

• SPECTRE: Bond’s Biggest Opening Sequence
• Video Blogs
• “Writing’s on the Wall” Music Video
• Gallery

Special features:
• SPECTRE: Bond's Biggest Opening Sequence, 00:20:00

Video Blogs:
• Director - Sam Mendes, 00:01:34
• Supercars, 00:01:43
• Introducing Léa Seydoux and Monica Bellucci, 00:01:41
• Action, 00:01:34
• Music, 00:01:47
• Guinness World Record, 00:01:16

• Gallery - stills
• Teaser Trailer, 00:01:36
• Theatrical Trailer 1, 00:02:32
• Theatrical Trailer 2, 00:01:09

Editor's note:
For more SPECTRE news featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

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Official cover for the Swedish Blu-ray edition of SPECTRE. © 2015 Danjaq LLC. & Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). All rights reserved.

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22 FEBRUARY 2016
SPECTRE RELEASED ON DVD IN SWEDEN

SPECTRE (2015), the 24th James Bond film from Eon Productions, is released on Blu-ray and DVD in Sweden and the UK. The film is Daniel Craig's fourth as Ian Fleming's James Bond.

Official synopsis:
A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond 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.


Film details:
Director: Sam Mendes
Language: English
Region: Region B/2
Classification: 12
Studio: Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Running time: 148 minutes

• SPECTRE: Bond’s Biggest Opening Sequence
• Video Blogs
• “Writing’s on the Wall” Music Video
• Gallery

Special features:
• SPECTRE: Bond's Biggest Opening Sequence, 00:20:00

Video Blogs:
• Director - Sam Mendes, 00:01:34
• Supercars, 00:01:43
• Introducing Léa Seydoux and Monica Bellucci, 00:01:41
• Action, 00:01:34
• Music, 00:01:47
• Guinness World Record, 00:01:16

• Gallery - stills
• Teaser Trailer, 00:01:36
• Theatrical Trailer 1, 00:02:32
• Theatrical Trailer 2, 00:01:09

Editor's note:
For more SPECTRE news featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Official cover for the Swedish DVD edition of SPECTRE. © 2015 Danjaq LLC. & Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). All rights reserved.

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21 FEBRUARY 2016
SPECTRE NOMINATED FOR 7 SATELLITE AWARDS

SPECTRE (2015) has been nominated for oh-oh-seven Satellite Awards prizes (given out by the International Press Academy honoring achievement in Film, Television & New Media) at the 20th show scheduled to take place in Los Angeles on February 21, 2016. FSWL will naturally keep the fingers crossed for everyone to win!

The seven Satellite Awards nominations for SPECTRE are:

Original Score:
Thomas Newman - Spectre soundtrack - Columbia Pictures
• Michael Giacchino - Inside Out - Disney-Pixar
• Howard Shore - Spotlight - Open Road
• Harry Gregson-Williams - The Martian - 20th Century Fox
• Carter Burwell - Carol - The Weinstein Co. [WINNER]
• Alexander Desplat - The Danish Girl - Focus Features

Original Song:
Writing’s On The Wall - Spectre - Columbia Pictures
• "Till It Happens To You" - The Hunting Ground - Radius-TWC [WINNER]
• "See You Again" - Furious 7 - Universal
• "One Kind Of Love" - Love & Mercy - Roadside Attractions
• "Love Me Like You Do" - Fifty Shades of Grey - Focus Features
• "Cold One" - Ricki and the Flash - Sony Picture Releasing

Cinematography:
• Roger Deakins - Sicario - Lionsgate
• John Seale - Mad Max: Fury Road - Warner Bros. [WINNER]
Hoyte Van Hoytema, F.S.F., N.S.C.- Spectre - Columbia Pictures
• Dariuz Wolski - The Martian - 20th Century Fox
• Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC - The Revenant - 20th Century Fox

Visual Effects:
Spectre - Columbia Pictures
• The Walk - Columbia Pictures [WINNER]
• The Martian - 20th Century Fox
• Mad Max: Fury Road - Warner Bros.
• Jurassic World - Universal
• Everest - Universal

Film Editing:
• Pietro Scalia - The Martian - 20th Century Fox
• Joe Walker - Sicario - Lionsgate [WINNER]
• Michael Kahn - Bridge of Spies - DreamWorks
Lee Smith - Spectre - Columbia Pictures
• Elliot Graham - Steve Jobs - Universal
• Affonso Goncalves - Carol - The Weinstein Co.

Sound (Editing and Mixing):
• The Martian - 20th Century Fox [WINNER]
Spectre - Columbia Pictures
• Sicario - Lionsgate
• Inside Out - Disney-Pixar
• Mad Max: Fury Road - Warner Bros.
• Jurassic World - Universal

Art Direction and Production Design:
• Fiona Crombie - Macbeth - The Weinstein Co.
• Eve Stewart - The Danish Girl - Focus Features
Dennis Gassner - Spectre - Columbia Pictures
• Dante Ferretti - Cinderella - The Walt Disney Company
• Colin Gibson - Mad Max: Fury Road - Warner Bros.
• Adam Stockhausen - Bridge of Spies - DreamWorks [WINNER]

Official trailer for SPECTRE:


>Full release schedule for SPECTRE

Editor's note:
For more SPECTRE news featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
The official Swedish poster for SPECTRE. © 2015 Danjaq LLC. & Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). All rights reserved.

Visit the official James Bond website for the latest news on SPECTRE:

www.007.com

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28 JANUARY 2016
"WRITING'S ON THE WALL" OPENING SEQUENCE

Last month, on January 14th, the title song for the last James Bond film (Writing's on the Wall performed by Sam Smith) received a nomination for an Academy Award at the 2016 Oscars in Los Angeles on 28th February.

As Academy members consider the nominations in the category of Best Original Song, audiences can now experience "Writing's on the Wall," music and lyrics by Sam Smith & Jimmy Napes, as it was meant to be heard - along with the striking visuals of the title sequence to SPECTRE (2015).

Critics' Choice Nominee and Golden Globe Winner "Writing's on the Wall" is the first Bond theme song in the history of the franchise to reach #1 on UK singles charts in its first week of release.



Video © 2015 Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Limited obo Naughty Words Ltd. (PRS), EMI Music Publishing Ltd. obo Stellar Songs Ltd. (PRS), Universal Music Publishing Limited obo Salli Isaak Songs Limited (PRS), United Lion Music, Inc. (BMI) and U/A Music, Inc. (ASCAP), (p) 2015 Capitol Records Ltd

About the film:
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.

SPECTRE, from Albert R. Broccoli's EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, is directed by Sam Mendes, 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.

Editor's note:
For more SPECTRE news featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Sam Smith in the music video for Writing's on the Wall. © 2015 Danjaq LLC. & Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). All rights reserved.

Order SPECTRE on Blu-ray for 15 GBP from Amazon UK and have it delivered for FREE:

www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00QS3NY1A/fromswedenwit-21/

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DECEMBER 2015
SPECTRE FOR ACADEMY AWARDS CONSIDERATION

Sony Pictures reports that they have supplied list of cast & crew members who worked SPECTRE for the 88th Academy Awards ceremony consideration. Fingers crossed for FSWL supporter Per Hallberg to win his 2nd Oscar for Bond, and his 4th in total! To date, the 24th James Bond film from Eon Productions has grossed over 800 Million USD worldwide. >Read our spoiler-free review

"SPECTRE is first-class cinema entertainment and a classic Bond film in modern style that exceeded my, and many other Bond fans', high expectations after the previous film, 2012's Skyfall." – Anders Frejdh

Full SPECTRE list for Academy Awards consideration:
BEST PICTURE -
Michael G. Wilson, p.g.a. & Barbara Broccoli, p.g.a.

BEST DIRECTOR -
Sam Mendes

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY -
(Screenplay by) John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Jez Butterworth.
(Story by) John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade

BEST ACTOR -
Daniel Craig

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR -
Christoph Waltz, Ben Whishaw, Dave Bautista, Andrew Scott and Ralph Fiennes

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS -
Léa Seydoux, Naomie Harries and Monica Bellucci

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY -
Hoyte van Hoytema FSF, NSC

BEST FILM EDITING -
Lee Smith, ACE

BEST SOUND MIXING -
Stuart Wilson (Sound Recordist), Scott Millan (Re–Recording Mixer) & Gregg Rudloff (Re–Recording Mixer)

BEST SOUND EDITING -
Per Hallberg (Supervising Sound Editor), Karen Baker Landers (Supervising Sound Editor), Peter Staubli (Sound Designer), Ann Scibelli (Sound Designer) & Christopher Assells (Sound Designer)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE -
Thomas Newman

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN -
Dennis Gassner(Production Designer) & Anna Pinnock (Set Decorator)

BEST COSTUME DESIGN -
Jany Temime

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS -
Steve Begg (Visual Effects Supervisor) & Chris Corbould (Special Effects and Miniature Effects Supervisor)

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING -
Naomi Donne (Makeup Designer), Zoe Tahir (Hair Designer) & Donald Mowat (Makeup Artist)

BEST ORIGINAL SONG -
Writing’s on the Wall (Music & Lyrics by) Sam Smith & Jimmy Napes

Official trailer for SPECTRE:


>Full release schedule for SPECTRE

Editor's note:
For more SPECTRE news featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
The official IMAX poster for SPECTRE. © 2015 Danjaq LLC. & Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). All rights reserved.

Visit the official James Bond website for the latest news on SPECTRE:

www.007.com

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The Royal World premiere of SPECTRE on 26 October 2015

Our report from the World Premiere of SPECTRE at Royal Albert Hall in London. (More photos from the gala available on FSWL photographer Sascha Braun's website.)

Having been fortunate to attend the London premieres of The World Is Not Enough in 1999, Die Another Day in 2002 (also at Royal Albert Hall),Casino Royale in 2006, and Skyfall in 2012 (also at Royal Albert Hall) it was a real treat to get a ticket for another premiere of Britain's finest. Without doubt the biggest film premiere covered by British media in 2015.

Author and entertainer David Walliams (a huge Bond fan himself) conducted interviews with SPECTRE cast & crew (most of whom had not yet seen the film) and other Bond talent on the expansive Red Carpet. He handled every interview with elegance and finesse. All were televised inside the theater.

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William & Kate and Prince Harry of Wales glided down the red carpet, arriving last for the best and most unforgettable Bond premiere to date. After the producers and director introduced the cast on stage, security ushered William, Harry and Kate to the Royal Box. The Royal Trumpeters heralded their arrival from the stage. Then they enjoyed the film like the rest of the audience.

The exclusive “invitation only” after-party, traditionally one of the hardest tickets to get, was held at the British Museum. Bond’s DB10 and Mr. Hinx’ Jaguar were parked outside. Inside, the film’s Day of the Dead theme carried over complete with costumed dancers and paper mache skeletons which were hung all over. Belvedere martini bars were stationed throughout, including inside the VIP area where cast members and Bond alumni like Dame Shirley Bassey mingled with members of the British film industry.

Swedish people in attendance included yours truly with Kristina Wayborn, Maud Adams, Academy Award winner Per Hallberg, and 2nd Unit cinematographer Jallo Faber.

SPECTRE cast and crew in attendance:

• Alexander Witt (2nd unit director)
Andrew Noakes (Co-producer)
Andrew Scott (C)
Barbara Broccoli (producer)
Ben Whishaw (Q)
Chris Corbould (special effects supervisor)
Christoph Waltz (Franz Oberhauser)
Daniel Craig (James Bond)
Daniel Kleinman (main title designer)
Dave Bautista (Hinx)
Debbie McWilliams (casting director)
• Dennis Gassner (production designer)
Gary Powell (stunt coordinator)
Gregg Wilson (associate producer)
• Jany Temime (costume designer)
Jesper Christensen (Mr White)
• John Logan (screenwriter)
Léa Seydoux (Madeleine Swann)
Michael G. Wilson (producer)
Monica Bellucci (Lucia)
Naomie Harris (Moneypenny)
Neal Purvis (screenwriter)
Per Hallberg (supervising sound editor)
Ralph Fiennes (M)
Robert Wade (screenwriter)
Rory Kinnear (Tanner)
Sam Mendes (director)
• Sam Smith (singer of the theme song)
Stephanie Sigman (Estrella)
• Thomas Newman (soundtrack composer)

Talent from previous James Bond films included:

Carole Ashby - Octopussy (1983) and A View to a Kill
Jerry Jeroe (former SVP Publicity for Eon Productions) and his guests Mark Cerulli (DVD producer) & Sandra Carvalho (CMO of Technicolor)
John Richardson - special/visual effects in nine Bond films
Kristina Wayborn - Octopussy
Luciana Paluzzi - Thunderball (1965)
Lucy Fleming - Ian Fleming's niece
Maud Adams - The Man with the Golden Gun and Octopussy
Maryam d'Abo - The Living Daylights
Norman Wanstall - Academy Award winning Dubbing editor, six James Bond films
Shirley Bassey - Singer of the title songs for Goldfinger (1964), Diamonds Are Forever, and Moonraker (1979)

Other guests in attendance included:

• Dave Worrall and Lee Pfeiffer (Founding editors of Cinema Retro magazine)
• Doug Redenius (co-founder of The Ian Fleming Foundation)
• Geoffrey Moore (son of legendary James Bond actor Roger Moore)
Mark O´Connell (author of Catching Bullets: Memoirs of a Bond fan)
John Cork (Author as well as documentary filmmaker)
Steven Saltzman (son of legendary Bond producer Harry Saltzman)

Note:
Read our review of SPECTRE.

All SPECTRE news featured on From Sweden with Love.

Written and compiled by Anders Frejdh. © 2015 FSWL.

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4 DECEMBER 2015
SPECTRE (BOND 24) RELEASED AT CINEMAS IN JAPAN

SPECTRE premieres at cinemas in Japan on 4th December 2015. The film was first released in the UK on 26th October. Daniel Craig returns as Ian Fleming's 007 for the fourth time with Sam Mendes back as director after the hugely successful Skyfall (2012). The screenplay is written by John Logan, Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Jez Butterworth with Swedish Academy Award winner Per Hallberg as Supervising Sound Editor.

"SPECTRE is first-class cinema entertainment and a classic Bond film in modern style that exceeded my, and many other Bond fans', high expectations after the previous film, 2012's Skyfall." – Anders Frejdh

>Read our spoiler-free review of the film

>Full release schedule for SPECTRE

Official trailer for SPECTRE:


News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>SPECTRE awarded for Largest film stunt explosion in history (November 10, 2015)
>IMAX® premiere for SPECTRE in Sweden (November 3, 2015)
>Box-office record for SPECTRE in Sweden at opening weekend (November 2, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Mexico City (November 2, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Paris (October 29, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Moscow (October 29, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Madrid (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Berlin (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Amsterdam (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Zurich (October 27, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Rome (October 27, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (October 20, 2015) VIDEO
>Third and last official trailer for SPECTRE (October 2, 2015) VIDEO
>Cover for original motion picture soundtrack for SPECTRE revealed (September 28, 2015)
>Scandinavian Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Copenhagen (September 28, 2015)
>The teme song, Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith, released (September 25, 2015)
>Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE book (September 24, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (September 23, 2015) VIDEO
>Heineken launch SPECTRE campaign with Daniel Craig (September 21, 2015)
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015) VIDEO
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015) VIDEO
>World Premiere SPECTRE announcement (July 17, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015) VIDEO
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015) VIDEO
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

For more SPECTRE news featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
The official poster for SPECTRE in Japan. © 2015 Danjaq LLC. & Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). All rights reserved.

Visit the official James Bond website for the latest news on SPECTRE:

www.007.com

Tags:

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18 NOVEMBER 2015
SPECTRE CARS AT BOND IN MOTION

Bond in Motion, the largest collection of original James Bond vehicles, showcases the Cars of SPECTRE at the London Film Museum in Covent Garden from 18th November. The added cars include James Bond’s Aston Martin DB10, Hinx’s Stunt Jaguar C-X75 and Franz Oberhauser’s Rolls Royce Wraith alongside character costumes from SPECTRE. (The exhibit was previously displayed in Beaulieu from 2012 until 2014).
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OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:
Bond in Motion will present a new display called The Cars of SPECTRE from November 18th 2015. The Cars of SPECTRE will be the first UK exhibition of vehicles, props, models and costumes from the latest film release, including amongst others, James Bond’s Aston Martin DB10, villain Hinx’s Stunt Jaguar C-X75, and Franz Oberhauser’s Rolls Royce Wraith.

Tickets are available at the venue box office daily. The Cars of SPECTRE will be free to enter as part of the current Bond in Motion entry price. To avoid the queue please purchase your tickets in advance.

Museum closure notices: Closed all day on 10th December.

About the Bond in Motion exhibit:
Bond in Motion is the official exhibition of James Bond vehicles that feature in the renowned film series. It is the largest display of its kind ever staged in London.

James Bond first hit the big screen in 1962, when Ian Fleming’s 007 was introduced to cinema audiences around the world as the double o agent in Dr. No (1962). Half a century and six Bonds later, the franchise is now one of the longest running in cinema history.

In the main exhibition space the numerous vehicles on display include the archetypal Bond car, the Aston Martin DB5, Goldfinger's majestic Rolls-Royce Phantom III and the unforgettable Lotus Esprit S1 submersible from The Spy Who Loved Me (1977). Displayed alongside less predictable 007 modes of transport such as the Citroën 2CV and the Crocodile Submarine the exhibit also includes a variety of aircraft, boats and motorcycles.

These creative action vehicles play a pivotal role in all 24 movies and continue to propel James Bond to the cutting-edge of cinematic espionage. There are no replicas - every vehicle exhibited is an original used for filming. The majority are loaned from the archive of EON Productions who produce the movies and The Ian Fleming Foundation who have located and restored many of the vehicles.

The upper mezzanine features several examples of the creative process of the production company’s art department - never-before-seen concept art and storyboards.

Bond in Motion displays both the adrenalin-pumping high performance machinery and the unique 007 defining inventions that are essential to the continuing James Bond story.

Address and entry fees:
10 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London
Full price: 14.50 GBP
Child Ticket (5-15years): 9.50 GBP
Concession Ticket ((Students, 65+ and freedom pass holders): 9.50
Family Ticket: 38 GBP
Under 5: Free

Editor's note:
FSWL and Britt Ekland were the only Swedes invited to the VIP opening of Bond in Motion in Beaulieu in January 2012.

For SPECTRE news featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

For more James Bond exhibitions presented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

For the latest news on Bond in Motion at London Film Museum, visit the official website:

www.londonfilmmuseum.com

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13 NOVEMBER 2015
SPECTRE OPENS AT IMAX THEATRES IN SWEDEN

IMAX® premiere for the highly entertaining SPECTRE, Daniel Craig's fourth film as Ian Fleming's James Bond, at the first IMAX® cinema in Scandinavia, Filmstaden Scandinavia in Stockholm. >Review of the film

"SPECTRE is first-class cinema entertainment and a classic Bond film in modern style that exceeded my, and many other Bond fans', high expectations after the previous film, 2012's Skyfall." – Anders Frejdh

SPECTRE attracted a large crowd to Swedish cinemas during its opening weekend, the highest grossing ever for a Bond film in Sweden and the most watched film in Sweden during the opening weekend in 2015, and went straight in as the number one at.

The film has been seen by over 300,000 people in 263 cinemas across the country to date. The recorded box office in Sweden amounts to 39 million SEK as of today.

About the film:
In SPECTRE, a cryptic message from the past sends James Bond 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 (Leá 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.

Production notes:
Director: Sam Mendes
Produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli
Screenplay: John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Jez Butterworth after a story by Logan and Purvis & Wade
Executive producer: Callum McDougall
Cinematographer: Hoyte Van Hoytema, FSF NSC
Production designer: Dennis Gassner
Editor: Lee Smith ACE
Costume designer: Jany Temime
Music: Thomas Newman
Co-producers: Daniel Craig, Andrew Noakes and David Pope
The theme song "Writing's On The Wall" is performed by Sam Smith

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Mexico City (November 2, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Paris (October 29, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Moscow (October 29, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Madrid (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Berlin (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Amsterdam (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Zurich (October 27, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Rome (October 27, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (October 20, 2015) VIDEO
>Third and last official trailer for SPECTRE (October 2, 2015) VIDEO
>Cover for original motion picture soundtrack for SPECTRE revealed (September 28, 2015)
>Scandinavian Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Copenhagen (September 28, 2015)
>The teme song, Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith, released (September 25, 2015)
>Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE book (September 24, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (September 23, 2015) VIDEO
>Heineken launch SPECTRE campaign with Daniel Craig (September 21, 2015)
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>OMEGA presents SPECTRE model of the Seamaster 300 M (August 14, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015) VIDEO
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015) VIDEO
>World Premiere SPECTRE announcement (July 17, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015) VIDEO
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015) VIDEO
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Official IMAX poster for SPECTRE. © 2015 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Danjaq, LLC and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

For more information about the James Bond franchise, visit the official website:

www.007.com

Tags:

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12 NOVEMBER 2015
SPECTRE (BOND 24) RELEASED AT CINEMAS IN AUSTRALIA

SPECTRE premieres at cinemas in Australia, Greece, New Zealand & South Korea on 12th November 2015. The film was first released in the UK on 26th October. Daniel Craig returns as Ian Fleming's 007 for the fourth time with Sam Mendes back as director after the hugely successful Skyfall (2012). The screenplay is written by John Logan, Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Jez Butterworth with Swedish Academy Award winner Per Hallberg as Supervising Sound Editor.

"SPECTRE is first-class cinema entertainment and a classic Bond film in modern style that exceeded my, and many other Bond fans', high expectations after the previous film, 2012's Skyfall." – Anders Frejdh

>Read our spoiler-free review of the film

>Full release schedule for SPECTRE

Official trailer for SPECTRE:


News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>SPECTRE awarded for Largest film stunt explosion in history (November 10, 2015)
>IMAX® premiere for SPECTRE in Sweden (November 3, 2015)
>Box-office record for SPECTRE in Sweden at opening weekend (November 2, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Mexico City (November 2, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Paris (October 29, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Moscow (October 29, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Madrid (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Berlin (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Amsterdam (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Zurich (October 27, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Rome (October 27, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (October 20, 2015) VIDEO
>Third and last official trailer for SPECTRE (October 2, 2015) VIDEO
>Cover for original motion picture soundtrack for SPECTRE revealed (September 28, 2015)
>Scandinavian Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Copenhagen (September 28, 2015)
>The teme song, Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith, released (September 25, 2015)
>Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE book (September 24, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (September 23, 2015) VIDEO
>Heineken launch SPECTRE campaign with Daniel Craig (September 21, 2015)
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015) VIDEO
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015) VIDEO
>World Premiere SPECTRE announcement (July 17, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015) VIDEO
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015) VIDEO
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

For more SPECTRE news featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

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The official poster for SPECTRE in Australia. © 2015 Danjaq LLC. & Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). All rights reserved.

Visit the official James Bond website for the latest news on SPECTRE:

www.007.com

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10 NOVEMBER 2015
SPECTRE AWARDED FOR LARGEST FILM STUNT EXPLOSION

SPECTRE has been awarded a Guinness World Records™ title for the Largest Film Stunt Explosion it was announced today in Beijing, China. Producer Barbara Broccoli, Daniel Craig and Léa Seydoux, accepted the record certificate on behalf of winner Chris Corbould, who served as Special Effects and Miniature Effects Supervisor on SPECTRE. >Review of the film

"SPECTRE is first-class cinema entertainment and a classic Bond film in modern style that exceeded my, and many other Bond fans', high expectations after the previous film, 2012's Skyfall." – Anders Frejdh

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:

SPECTRE, THE 24TH JAMES BOND ADVENTURE, AWARDED A GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ TITLE FOR LARGEST FILM STUNT EXPLOSION

Tuesday, November 10 / Beijing, China – In addition to breaking box office records across the globe, SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond adventure, has been awarded a Guinness World Records™ title for the Largest Film Stunt Explosion, it was announced today at a press conference in Beijing, China. SPECTRE, from Albert R. Broccoli's EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment, opens in China this week.

Producer Barbara Broccoli and stars Daniel Craig and Léa Seydoux – who appear in the scene – accepted the record certificate on behalf of the official title holder, Academy Award® winner Chris Corbould, who served as Special Effects and Miniature Effects Supervisor on SPECTRE.

The incredible explosion was filmed for a pivotal scene in the film and took place on June 29, 2015 in Erfoud, Morocco and used 8418 litres of fuel and 33kg of explosives.

Commenting on the announcement, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, the producers of SPECTRE, said, “It is absolutely tremendous that the Guinness World Records have recognized Chris Corbould's incredible work in Spectre in which he created the largest explosion ever in film history.”

Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday added: “The James Bond movies are synonymous with pushing cinematic boundaries. The latest film, SPECTRE, has again captured the imagination of global cinemagoers, and this will certainly be due in part to the phenomenal stunts. The scene featuring the world’s largest film stunt explosion is spectacular and will live long in the memory as one of the outstanding moments in the Bond franchise.” The Largest Film Stunt Explosion is an early front runner for inclusion in Guinness World Records 2017, out next year. The 2016 edition is currently on sale.

Official video about the Biggest Stunt Explosion in film history:


About the film:
In SPECTRE, a cryptic message from the past sends James Bond 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 (Leá 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.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>IMAX® premiere for SPECTRE in Sweden (November 3, 2015)
>Box-office record for SPECTRE in Sweden at opening weekend (November 2, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Mexico City (November 2, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Paris (October 29, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Moscow (October 29, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Madrid (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Berlin (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Amsterdam (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Zurich (October 27, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Rome (October 27, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (October 20, 2015) VIDEO
>Third and last official trailer for SPECTRE (October 2, 2015) VIDEO
>Cover for original motion picture soundtrack for SPECTRE revealed (September 28, 2015)
>Scandinavian Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Copenhagen (September 28, 2015)
>The teme song, Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith, released (September 25, 2015)
>Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE book (September 24, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (September 23, 2015) VIDEO
>Heineken launch SPECTRE campaign with Daniel Craig (September 21, 2015)
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>OMEGA presents SPECTRE model of the Seamaster 300 M (August 14, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015) VIDEO
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015) VIDEO
>World Premiere SPECTRE announcement (July 17, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015) VIDEO
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015) VIDEO
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

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The stunt explosion in SPECTRE. © 2015 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Danjaq, LLC and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

For more information about the James Bond franchise, visit the official website:

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6 NOVEMBER 2015
SCALEXTRIC JAMES BOND SPECTRE RACING SET

New from Scalextric for 2015: James Bond 007 SPECTRE Set featuring iconic cars from the eagerly awaited new 2015 James Bond film, SPECTRE. Scalextric's products is distributed by Cbiz Partner AB in Sweden who generously sponsored FSWL's James Bond festival in Stockholm with various products.

Space Required: 210 x 140 cm
Track Length: 532 cm

SPECTRE, the latest James Bond film, is due for release on 6th November 2015 and now you can recreate your own 007 car chases with the Scalextric James Bond SPECTRE Set.

The set includes the sleek Aston Martin DB10 and Jaguar C-X75, as featured in the film, with a high performance figure-of-eight track - leap ramps, side swipes, a 90 degree crossover and a bordered 180 degree curve will result in some epic chases!



Set contains:
Aston Martin DB10
Jaguar C-X75
Hand controllers
Power supply
Track and accessories

Worldwide delivery rates:
Sweden, 17 GBP (FREE when you spend over 100 GBP)
United Kingdom, 4.98 GBP (FREE when you spend over 30 GBP)
USA, 25 GBP (FREE when you spend over 100 GBP)

The set will be supplied with a UK transformer.

Other James Bond products from Scalextric:
• James Bond 007 Aston Martin DB5 - GoldenEye (1995). Limited Edition. Product C3163A. 49.99 GBP
• James Bond 007 Aston Martin DB5 - Casino Royale. Limited Edition. C3162A. 49.99 GBP
• Scalextric James Bond 007 Skyfall (2012) Set. Product C1294. 119.99 GBP
• James Bond 007 SKYFALL Twinpack. Limited Edition. Product C3268A. 84.99 GBP
• Micro Scalextric James Bond SKYFALL. Product G1083. 44.99 GBP
• James Bond 007 Aston Martin DB5 - Goldfinger (1964). Limited Edition. Product C3091A 47.99 GBP

Other official James Bond products on From Sweden With Love:
>James Bond Ultimate Sticker Collection
>Seven - a new 007 fragrance for men
>Omega Seamaster 300 SPECTRE Limited edition watch
>Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Limited edition watch
>James Bond Woman - a female 007 fragrance
>Quantum - a new 007 fragrance
>James Bond breather evolution set
>Moonraker Laser Gun
>Ocean Royale - a new 007 fragrance
>James Bond cars from Toy State
>Bollinger 002 to 007 - Special cuvée to Bond
>100 postcards from the James Bond archives
>Two new James Bond Omega limited edition watches
>Tarot cards from LALD, Jaws teeth from TSWLM and the Golden Gun from TMTGG
>Spectre ring from From Russia With Love (1963)
>Goldeneye lens from GoldenEye (1995)
>James Bond tracking device from Goldfinger (1964)
>Buckingham Covers 50th Anniversary sheet
>Autographed trading cards set
>James Bond - 50 Years Celebration Pokersets - 150 Piece
>James Bond - 50 Years Celebration Pokersets - 200 Piece
>James Bond - 50 Years Celebration Pokersets - 500 Piece
>James Bond Monopoly: 50th Anniversary Edition
>Blu-ray film set

Editor's note:
For more James Bond products presented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

For news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
The box cover for the Scalextric James Bond 007 SPECTRE racing car set. © 2015 Scalectrix. All rights reserved.

Visit the official Scalextric website for the latest news on their James Bond products:

www.scalextric.com/uk-en/scalextric-james-bond-spectre-set.html

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6 NOVEMBER 2015
US RELEASE OF SPECTRE STARRING DANIEL CRAIG

SPECTRE was first released in the UK on 26th October with a global release on 6th November. Daniel Craig returns as Ian Fleming's 007 for the fourth time with Sam Mendes back as director after the huge success of his previous Bond film, Skyfall (2012). The screenplay is written by John Logan, Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Jez Butterworth with Swedish three-time Academy Award winner Per Hallberg as Supervising Sound Editor.

"SPECTRE is first-class cinema entertainment and a classic Bond film in modern style that exceeded my, and many other Bond fans', high expectations after the previous film, 2012's Skyfall." – Anders Frejdh

>Full review of the film

ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE: (from Sony Pictures)

(Culver City, USA, July 11, 2013) - Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, EON Productions; Gary Barber, Chairman & CEO, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; Michael Lynton, CEO, Sony Entertainment, Inc, and Amy Pascal, Co-Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced that Daniel Craig will once again return as the legendary British secret agent in the 24th James Bond film and Sam Mendes will also return to direct the screenplay written by John Logan. The film is set for release in the UK on October 23, 2015 and in the US on November 6, 2015.

SKYFALL, the 23rd James Bond film, took in 1.1 billion USD worldwide and set a new mark as the highest-grossing film of all time in the UK; it was the best-selling Bond film on DVD/Blu-ray and was the most critically acclaimed film in the history of the longest-running film franchise.

Commenting on the announcement, Wilson and Broccoli said, “Following the extraordinary success of SKYFALL, we’re really excited to be working once again with Daniel Craig, Sam Mendes and John Logan.”

“I am very pleased that by giving me the time I need to honour all my theatre commitments, the producers have made it possible for me to direct Bond 24. I very much look forward to taking up the reins again, and to working with Daniel Craig, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli for a second time,” said Mendes.

Barber added, “We are thrilled to reunite the extraordinary talents of director Sam Mendes with our star Daniel Craig for the next great Bond adventure.” He added, “As evidenced by the phenomenal success of our last collaboration with EON Productions and Sony, the incredible legacy of this 51-year-old franchise continues to amaze.”

Pascal and Lynton said, “It’s a privilege to work on the Bond films. EON, John Logan and Sam Mendes have come up with an extraordinary follow up to SKYFALL and we, along with our partners at MGM, can’t wait to share this new chapter with audiences all over the world.”

Official trailer for SPECTRE:


News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>IMAX® premiere for SPECTRE in Sweden (November 3, 2015)
>Box-office record for SPECTRE in Sweden at opening weekend (November 2, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Mexico City (November 2, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Paris (October 29, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Moscow (October 29, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Madrid (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Berlin (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Amsterdam (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Zurich (October 27, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Rome (October 27, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (October 20, 2015) VIDEO
>Third and last official trailer for SPECTRE (October 2, 2015) VIDEO
>Cover for original motion picture soundtrack for SPECTRE revealed (September 28, 2015)
>Scandinavian Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Copenhagen (September 28, 2015)
>The teme song, Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith, released (September 25, 2015)
>Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE book (September 24, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (September 23, 2015) VIDEO
>Heineken launch SPECTRE campaign with Daniel Craig (September 21, 2015)
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015) VIDEO
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015) VIDEO
>World Premiere SPECTRE announcement (July 17, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015) VIDEO
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015) VIDEO
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

For more SPECTRE news featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Teaser poster for SPECTRE. © 2015 Danjaq LLC. & Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). All rights reserved.

Visit the official James Bond website for the latest news on SPECTRE:

www.007.com

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Vodka Martini? Shaken, not stirred…

SPECTRE is notable for its first rate performance by Daniel Craig, gorgeous photography, stunning Bond Girls and two of the best villains Bond has faced in many a year. But there’s one more reason to celebrate – Bond is back enjoying the sophisticated drink he made famous – the vodka martini, and now he’s drinking Belvedere.

FSWL was on the guest list at a special SPECTRE screening and vodka bash the night after the glamorous royal premiere. It was a risky assignment, but being a martini aficionado, I was willing to try it!

The venue was Loulou’s a very hot private club in Mayfair, taken over for the evening by Belvedere. Waiters in Day of the Dead attire circulated, while bartenders prepared rounds of deliciously cold Belvedere martinis. Those rounds went quickly when the young, trendy crowd arrived from the screening. The bar quickly became 3 or 4 deep, but the mood remained upbeat and fun, nobody pushed or got unruly. They had, after all, enjoyed a great film, were dining on chicken skewers and spring rolls, and were being treated to one of THE top vodkas on the market. The phrase “Vodka flowed like water” might be overused, but here it definitely applied! A Belvedere martini is very easy to drink, with a smooth, not overpowering taste. Just to make sure, this agent tried a second one! The party continued long after I worked my way out of the club at 12:30 at night.

Bond fans and collectors can bring the SPECTRE glamor home as Belvedere has released several highly collectable 007 branded bottles, including a 1.75L limited edition Silver Sable bottle that must be seen (and sipped) to be believed. Also look for their limited edition Martini set with 007-etched glasses. If you’ve never tried a Bond Martini – NOW is the perfect time!

Written by Mark Cerulli © 2015 From Sweden with Love

Editor's note:
After years with HBO/Cinemax, Mark Cerulli formed his own company, Covert Operations, Inc. where he has done a number of docus, promos and industrial videos. Over the years, Mark has conducted over 120 celebrity interviews including Bond alumni Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan, Caroline Munro, Honor Blackman, Famke Janssen, Guy Hamilton and Ralph Fiennes.

In the 1990's he worked on DVD projects such as The Making of Goldfinger (1964) (wrote and co-produced a 23 minute documentary on the filming of the 007 classic) and The Making of Thunderball (1965) (including a 26 minute documentary on the historic 1965 Bond film). He also wrote, produced & directed Halloween: Unmasked for Anchor Bay Entertainment, as well as DVD docs on Halloween 4 and 5. More recently he wrote and produced content for the EPIX movie channel, including Twist & Shout: The SAW Story.

For all news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here

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2 NOVEMBER 2015
GALA PREMIERE FOR SPECTRE IN MEXICO CITY

Actors Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux, Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci, Naomie Harris, David Bautista & Stephanie Sigman, producers Barbara Broccoli & Michael G. Wilson, and singer Sam Smith to attend the Premiere of the Americas for SPECTRE on Monday 2nd November 2015 at Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City. >Review of the film

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:

SPECTRE to celebrate "The Premiere Of The Americas" on The Day Of The Dead, Monday November 2, in Mexico City

(Culver City, CA, USA, 7th October, 2015) - Albert R. Broccoli's EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment are delighted to announce that Mexico City will host the Premiere of the Americas for the 24th James Bond adventure SPECTRE on Monday, November 2.

The Premiere of the Americas will follow the World Premiere in London and marks the first time that Mexico has hosted an international James Bond premiere. The date coincides with the colourful Day of the Dead festivities across Mexico in celebration of the film's spectacular opening sequence set in Mexico City.

Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli commented, "We owe our magnificent Day of the Dead opening sequence, shot in Mexico City, to the expert craftsmanship of our wonderful British and Mexican crews. With 2015 being the Year of Mexico in the UK and the Year of the UK in Mexico, it is fitting that the Premiere of the Americas will take place in Mexico City."

Following the UK release on October 26, SPECTRE will begin its rollout in North America and South America on November 6.

See the live coverage of the SPECTRE premiere in Mexico City:


About the film:
In SPECTRE, a cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (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 (Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (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.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>IMAX® premiere for SPECTRE in Sweden (November 3, 2015)
>Box-office record for SPECTRE in Sweden at opening weekend (November 2, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Paris (October 29, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Moscow (October 29, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Madrid (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Berlin (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Amsterdam (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Zurich (October 27, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Rome (October 27, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (October 20, 2015) VIDEO
>Third and last official trailer for SPECTRE (October 2, 2015) VIDEO
>Cover for original motion picture soundtrack for SPECTRE revealed (September 28, 2015)
>Scandinavian Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Copenhagen (September 28, 2015)
>The teme song, Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith, released (September 25, 2015)
>Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE book (September 24, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (September 23, 2015) VIDEO
>Heineken launch SPECTRE campaign with Daniel Craig (September 21, 2015)
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>OMEGA presents SPECTRE model of the Seamaster 300 M (August 14, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015) VIDEO
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015) VIDEO
>World Premiere SPECTRE announcement (July 17, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015) VIDEO
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015) VIDEO
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

For more information about the James Bond franchise, visit the official website:

www.007.com

Tags:

#spectre

2 NOVEMBER 2015
BOX-OFFICE RECORD FOR SPECTRE IN SWEDEN

Box-office records for SPECTRE in Sweden (and the rest of the Nordic countries) after the premiere on 30th October. The new Bond film attracted large crowds to cinemas in Sweden during its opening weekend and went straight to number one at the Swedish box office chart, Biotoppen. >Review of the film

The film was seen by 186 584 people in 263 cinemas across the country, making SPECTRE the most successful film in Sweden during an opening weekend in 2015.

The box office gross amounted to 24 033 790 SEK, making the film's opening weekend the highest grossing opening weekend ever for a Bond film in Sweden.

In SPECTRE, Daniel Craig returns for the fourth time as Ian Fleming's James Bond 007, the 24th Bond film from EON Productions.

About the film:
In SPECTRE, a cryptic message from the past sends James Bond 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 (Leá 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.

Production notes:
Director: Sam Mendes
Produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli
Screenplay: John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Jez Butterworth after a story by Logan and Purvis & Wade
Executive producer: Callum McDougall
Cinematographer: Hoyte Van Hoytema, FSF NSC
Production designer: Dennis Gassner
Editor: Lee Smith ACE
Costume designer: Jany Temime
Music: Thomas Newman
Co-producers: Daniel Craig, Andrew Noakes and David Pope
The theme song "Writing's On The Wall" is performed by Sam Smith

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>IMAX® premiere for SPECTRE in Sweden (November 3, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Mexico City (November 2, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Paris (October 29, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Moscow (October 29, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Madrid (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Berlin (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Amsterdam (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Zurich (October 27, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Rome (October 27, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (October 20, 2015) VIDEO
>Third and last official trailer for SPECTRE (October 2, 2015) VIDEO
>Cover for original motion picture soundtrack for SPECTRE revealed (September 28, 2015)
>Scandinavian Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Copenhagen (September 28, 2015)
>The teme song, Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith, released (September 25, 2015)
>Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE book (September 24, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (September 23, 2015) VIDEO
>Heineken launch SPECTRE campaign with Daniel Craig (September 21, 2015)
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>OMEGA presents SPECTRE model of the Seamaster 300 M (August 14, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015) VIDEO
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015) VIDEO
>World Premiere SPECTRE announcement (July 17, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015) VIDEO
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015) VIDEO
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Official Swedish poster for SPECTRE. © 2015 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Danjaq, LLC and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

For more information about the James Bond franchise, visit the official website:

www.007.com

Tags:

#spectre

30 OCTOBER 2015
SPECTRE (2015) PREMIERES AT CINEMAS IN SWEDEN

SPECTRE premieres at cinemas in Sweden on 30th October, 2015. The film is first released in the UK on 26th October with a global release on 6th November. Daniel Craig returns as Ian Fleming's 007 for the fourth time and Sam Mendes is back as director after the huge success story of 2012's Skyfall (2012). The screenplay is written by John Logan, Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Jez Butterworth with Swedish Academy Award winner Per Hallberg as Supervising Sound Editor.

"SPECTRE is first-class cinema entertainment and a classic Bond film in modern style that exceeded my, and many other Bond fans', high expectations after the previous film, 2012's Skyfall." – Anders Frejdh

>Full review of the film

Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond film, was a worldwide box office phenomenon, opening #1 in 70 territories around the world and earning over $1.1 billion worldwide. Skyfall set a new all-time box office record in the UK by becoming the first and only film ever to earn over £100 million, a record which remains unbeaten.

Official trailer for SPECTRE:


News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>IMAX® premiere for SPECTRE in Sweden (November 3, 2015)
>Box-office record for SPECTRE in Sweden at opening weekend (November 2, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Mexico City (November 2, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Paris (October 29, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Moscow (October 29, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Madrid (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Berlin (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Amsterdam (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Zurich (October 27, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Rome (October 27, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (October 20, 2015) VIDEO
>Third and last official trailer for SPECTRE (October 2, 2015) VIDEO
>Cover for original motion picture soundtrack for SPECTRE revealed (September 28, 2015)
>Scandinavian Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Copenhagen (September 28, 2015)
>The teme song, Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith, released (September 25, 2015)
>Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE book (September 24, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (September 23, 2015) VIDEO
>Heineken launch SPECTRE campaign with Daniel Craig (September 21, 2015)
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015) VIDEO
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015) VIDEO
>World Premiere SPECTRE announcement (July 17, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015) VIDEO
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015) VIDEO
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

For more SPECTRE news featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Teaser poster for SPECTRE. © 2015 Danjaq LLC. & Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). All rights reserved.

Visit the official James Bond website for the latest news on SPECTRE:

www.007.com

Tags:

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29 OCTOBER 2015
GALA PREMIERE FOR SPECTRE IN MOSCOW

Actors Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes & David Bautista to attend the Russian Gala Premiere of SPECTRE on Thursday 29th October 2015 at Oktyabr Cinema Hall in Moscow. >Review of the film

Following the Gala Premiere in Moscow, SPECTRE will have its Russian release on Friday 6th November.

In SPECTRE, Daniel Craig reprises his role as 007 for the fourth time. Additional cast include Leá Seydoux, Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci, Ben Whishaw, and Jesper Christensen who reprises his role as Mr. White the third 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.

About the film:
In SPECTRE, a cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (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 (Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Harris) and Q (Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr. White (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.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>IMAX® premiere for SPECTRE in Sweden (November 3, 2015)
>Box-office record for SPECTRE in Sweden at opening weekend (November 2, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Mexico City (November 2, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Paris (October 29, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Madrid (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Berlin (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Amsterdam (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Zurich (October 27, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Rome (October 27, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (October 20, 2015) VIDEO
>Third and last official trailer for SPECTRE (October 2, 2015) VIDEO
>Cover for original motion picture soundtrack for SPECTRE revealed (September 28, 2015)
>Scandinavian Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Copenhagen (September 28, 2015)
>The teme song, Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith, released (September 25, 2015)
>Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE book (September 24, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (September 23, 2015) VIDEO
>Heineken launch SPECTRE campaign with Daniel Craig (September 21, 2015)
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>OMEGA presents SPECTRE model of the Seamaster 300 M (August 14, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015) VIDEO
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015) VIDEO
>World Premiere SPECTRE announcement (July 17, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015) VIDEO
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015) VIDEO
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Official Russian poster for SPECTRE. © 2015 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Danjaq, LLC and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

For more information about the James Bond franchise, visit the official website:

www.007.com

Tags:

#spectre

29 OCTOBER 2015
GALA PREMIERE FOR SPECTRE AT REX IN PARIS

Actors Daniel Craig, Leá Seydoux, Monica Bellucci & Christoph Waltz and producer Barbara Broccoli to attend the French Gala Premiere of SPECTRE on Thursday 29th October 2015 at Grand Rex in Paris. >Review of the film

Following the Gala Premiere in Paris, SPECTRE will have its cinematic release in France on Wednesday 11th November.

SPECTRE is directed by Sam Mendes with Daniel Craig reprising his role as 007 for the fourth time. Additional cast include Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, David Bautista, Ralph Fiennes, and Jesper Christensen who reprises his role as Mr. White the third 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.

About the film:
In SPECTRE, a cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (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 (Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Harris) and Q (Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr. White (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.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>IMAX® premiere for SPECTRE in Sweden (November 3, 2015)
>Box-office record for SPECTRE in Sweden at opening weekend (November 2, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Mexico City (November 2, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Moscow (October 29, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Madrid (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Berlin (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Amsterdam (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Zurich (October 27, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Rome (October 27, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (October 20, 2015) VIDEO
>Third and last official trailer for SPECTRE (October 2, 2015) VIDEO
>Cover for original motion picture soundtrack for SPECTRE revealed (September 28, 2015)
>Scandinavian Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Copenhagen (September 28, 2015)
>The teme song, Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith, released (September 25, 2015)
>Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE book (September 24, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (September 23, 2015) VIDEO
>Heineken launch SPECTRE campaign with Daniel Craig (September 21, 2015)
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>OMEGA presents SPECTRE model of the Seamaster 300 M (August 14, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015) VIDEO
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015) VIDEO
>World Premiere SPECTRE announcement (July 17, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015) VIDEO
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015) VIDEO
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Official French poster for SPECTRE. © 2015 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Danjaq, LLC and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

For more information about the James Bond franchise, visit the official website:

www.007.com

Tags:

#spectre

28 OCTOBER 2015
GALA PREMIERE FOR SPECTRE IN AMSTERDAM

French actress Leá Seydoux, American actor Dave Bautista and associate producer Gregg Wilson to attend the Dutch Gala Premiere of SPECTRE on Wednesday 28th October 2015 at Tuschinski Theatre in Amsterdam. >Review of the film

Following the Gala Premiere in Amsterdam, SPECTRE will have its Dutch release on Thursday 29th October.

SPECTRE is directed by Sam Mendes with Daniel Craig reprising his role as 007 for the fourth time. Additional cast include Christoph Waltz, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes, and Jesper Christensen who reprises his role as Mr. White the third 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.

About the film:
In SPECTRE, a cryptic message from the past sends James Bond 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.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>IMAX® premiere for SPECTRE in Sweden (November 3, 2015)
>Box-office record for SPECTRE in Sweden at opening weekend (November 2, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Mexico City (November 2, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Paris (October 29, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Moscow (October 29, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Madrid (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Berlin (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Zurich (October 27, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Rome (October 27, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (October 20, 2015) VIDEO
>Third and last official trailer for SPECTRE (October 2, 2015) VIDEO
>Cover for original motion picture soundtrack for SPECTRE revealed (September 28, 2015)
>Scandinavian Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Copenhagen (September 28, 2015)
>The teme song, Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith, released (September 25, 2015)
>Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE book (September 24, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (September 23, 2015) VIDEO
>Heineken launch SPECTRE campaign with Daniel Craig (September 21, 2015)
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>OMEGA presents SPECTRE model of the Seamaster 300 M (August 14, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015) VIDEO
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015) VIDEO
>World Premiere SPECTRE announcement (July 17, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015) VIDEO
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015) VIDEO
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Official Dutch poster for SPECTRE. © 2015 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Danjaq, LLC and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

For more information about the James Bond franchise, visit the official website:

www.007.com

Tags:

#spectre

28 OCTOBER 2015
GALA PREMIERE FOR SPECTRE IN BERLIN

Actors Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz & Naomie Harris and producer Barbara Broccoli to attend the German Gala Premiere of SPECTRE on Wednesday 28th October 2015 at Sony Center in Berlin. >Review of the film

Following the Gala Premiere in Berlin, SPECTRE will have its cinematic release in Germany on Thursday 5th November.

SPECTRE is directed by Sam Mendes with Daniel Craig reprising his role as 007 for the fourth time. Additional cast include Leá Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Ben Whishaw, David Bautista, Ralph Fiennes, and Jesper Christensen who reprises his role as Mr. White the third 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.

Official video from the gala premiere for SPECTRE in Berlin:


About the film:
In SPECTRE, a cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (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 (Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Harris) and Q (Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr. White (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.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>IMAX® premiere for SPECTRE in Sweden (November 3, 2015)
>Box-office record for SPECTRE in Sweden at opening weekend (November 2, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Mexico City (November 2, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Paris (October 29, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Moscow (October 29, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Madrid (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Amsterdam (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Zurich (October 27, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Rome (October 27, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (October 20, 2015) VIDEO
>Third and last official trailer for SPECTRE (October 2, 2015) VIDEO
>Cover for original motion picture soundtrack for SPECTRE revealed (September 28, 2015)
>Scandinavian Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Copenhagen (September 28, 2015)
>The teme song, Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith, released (September 25, 2015)
>Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE book (September 24, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (September 23, 2015) VIDEO
>Heineken launch SPECTRE campaign with Daniel Craig (September 21, 2015)
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>OMEGA presents SPECTRE model of the Seamaster 300 M (August 14, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015) VIDEO
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015) VIDEO
>World Premiere SPECTRE announcement (July 17, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015) VIDEO
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015) VIDEO
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Official German poster for SPECTRE. © 2015 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Danjaq, LLC and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

For more information about the James Bond franchise, visit the official website:

www.007.com

Tags:

#spectre

28 OCTOBER 2015
GALA PREMIERE FOR SPECTRE IN MADRID

Italian actress Monica Bellucci and director Sam Mendes to attend the Spanish Gala Premiere of SPECTRE on Wednesday 28th October 2015 at Teatro Real in Madrid. >Review of the film

Following the Gala Premiere in Madrid, SPECTRE will have its Spanish release on Friday 6th November.

In SPECTRE, Daniel Craig reprises his role as 007 for the fourth time. Additional cast include Leá Seydoux, Christoph Waltz, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, David Bautista, and Jesper Christensen who reprises his role as Mr. White the third 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.

About the film:
In SPECTRE, a cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (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 (Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Harris) and Q (Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr. White (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.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>IMAX® premiere for SPECTRE in Sweden (November 3, 2015)
>Box-office record for SPECTRE in Sweden at opening weekend (November 2, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Mexico City (November 2, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Paris (October 29, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Moscow (October 29, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Berlin (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Amsterdam (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Zurich (October 27, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Rome (October 27, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (October 20, 2015) VIDEO
>Third and last official trailer for SPECTRE (October 2, 2015) VIDEO
>Cover for original motion picture soundtrack for SPECTRE revealed (September 28, 2015)
>Scandinavian Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Copenhagen (September 28, 2015)
>The teme song, Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith, released (September 25, 2015)
>Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE book (September 24, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (September 23, 2015) VIDEO
>Heineken launch SPECTRE campaign with Daniel Craig (September 21, 2015)
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>OMEGA presents SPECTRE model of the Seamaster 300 M (August 14, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015) VIDEO
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015) VIDEO
>World Premiere SPECTRE announcement (July 17, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015) VIDEO
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015) VIDEO
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Official Spanish poster for SPECTRE. © 2015 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Danjaq, LLC and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

For more information about the James Bond franchise, visit the official website:

www.007.com

Tags:

#spectre

27 OCTOBER 2015
GALA PREMIERE FOR SPECTRE IN ROME

Actors Daniel Craig, Monica Bellucci & Christoph Waltz and director Sam Mendes to attend the Italian Gala Premiere of SPECTRE on Tuesday 27th October 2015 at Auditorium Conciliazione in Rome. >Review of the film

Following the Gala Premiere in Rome, SPECTRE will have its Italian release on Thursday 5th November.

In SPECTRE, Daniel Craig reprises his role as 007 for the fourth time. Additional cast include Leá Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, David Bautista, and Ralph Fiennes, and Jesper Christensen who reprises his role as Mr. White the third 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.

About the film:
In SPECTRE, a cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (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 (Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr. White (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.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>IMAX® premiere for SPECTRE in Sweden (November 3, 2015)
>Box-office record for SPECTRE in Sweden at opening weekend (November 2, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Mexico City (November 2, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Paris (October 29, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Moscow (October 29, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Madrid (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Berlin (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Amsterdam (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Zurich (October 27, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (October 20, 2015) VIDEO
>Third and last official trailer for SPECTRE (October 2, 2015) VIDEO
>Cover for original motion picture soundtrack for SPECTRE revealed (September 28, 2015)
>Scandinavian Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Copenhagen (September 28, 2015)
>The teme song, Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith, released (September 25, 2015)
>Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE book (September 24, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (September 23, 2015) VIDEO
>Heineken launch SPECTRE campaign with Daniel Craig (September 21, 2015)
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>OMEGA presents SPECTRE model of the Seamaster 300 M (August 14, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015) VIDEO
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015) VIDEO
>World Premiere SPECTRE announcement (July 17, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015) VIDEO
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015) VIDEO
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Official Italian poster for SPECTRE. © 2015 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Danjaq, LLC and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

For more information about the James Bond franchise, visit the official website:

www.007.com

Tags:

#spectre

27 OCTOBER 2015
GALA PREMIERE FOR SPECTRE IN ZURICH

Actors Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista and associate producer Gregg Wilson to attend the Swiss Gala Premiere of SPECTRE on Tuesday 27th October 2015 at Hallenstadion in Zürich. >Review of the film

Following the Gala Premiere in Zürich, SPECTRE will have its Swiss release on Thursday 5th November (Italian & German regions) and on 11th November in the French region.

SPECTRE is directed by Sam Mendes with Daniel Craig reprising his role as 007 for the fourth time. Additional cast include Leá Seydoux, Christoph Waltz, Ben Whishaw, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes, and Jesper Christensen who reprises his role as Mr. White the third 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.

Official video from the gala premiere for SPECTRE in Zürich:


About the film:
In SPECTRE, a cryptic message from the past sends James Bond 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.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>IMAX® premiere for SPECTRE in Sweden (November 3, 2015)
>Box-office record for SPECTRE in Sweden at opening weekend (November 2, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Mexico City (November 2, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Paris (October 29, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Moscow (October 29, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Madrid (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Berlin (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Amsterdam (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Rome (October 27, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (October 20, 2015) VIDEO
>Third and last official trailer for SPECTRE (October 2, 2015) VIDEO
>Cover for original motion picture soundtrack for SPECTRE revealed (September 28, 2015)
>Scandinavian Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Copenhagen (September 28, 2015)
>The teme song, Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith, released (September 25, 2015)
>Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE book (September 24, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (September 23, 2015) VIDEO
>Heineken launch SPECTRE campaign with Daniel Craig (September 21, 2015)
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>OMEGA presents SPECTRE model of the Seamaster 300 M (August 14, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015) VIDEO
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015) VIDEO
>World Premiere SPECTRE announcement (July 17, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015) VIDEO
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015) VIDEO
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

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27 OCTOBER 2015
GALA PREMIERE FOR SPECTRE IN COPENHAGEN

Leá Seydoux, Jesper Christensen and producer Michael G. Wilson to attend the Scandinavian Premiere of SPECTRE on Tuesday 27th October 2015 at Imperial in Copenhagen. At the same time, FSWL can reveal that there won't be any gala premiere in Sweden for SPECTRE. >Review of the film

Cast and filmmakers of SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond adventure from Albert R. Broccoli's EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, are coming to Copenhagen. Following the World Premiere in London on October 26, SPECTRE Bond girl Léa Seydoux, Danish star Jesper Christensen and Bond producer Michael G. Wilson will attend the Danish premier on Tuesday October 27 at Imperial in Copenhagen.

Following the World Premiere and release in the UK and Ireland, SPECTRE will have its Danish release on Friday October 30 with prescreenings starting early that morning at 00:07 and presale tickets available October 7.

SPECTRE is directed by Sam Mendes with Daniel Craig reprising his role as 007 for the fourth time. Additional cast include Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, David Bautista, Monica Bellucci, and Ralph Fiennes, and of course Danish Jesper Christensen, who for the third time returns in the role as Mr. White. 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.

In SPECTRE, 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.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>IMAX® premiere for SPECTRE in Sweden (November 3, 2015)
>Box-office record for SPECTRE in Sweden at opening weekend (November 2, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Mexico City (November 2, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Paris (October 29, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Moscow (October 29, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Madrid (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Berlin (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Amsterdam (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Zurich (October 27, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Rome (October 27, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (October 20, 2015) VIDEO
>Third and last official trailer for SPECTRE (October 2, 2015) VIDEO
>Cover for original motion picture soundtrack for SPECTRE revealed (September 28, 2015)
>The teme song, Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith, released (September 25, 2015)
>Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE book (September 24, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (September 23, 2015) VIDEO
>Heineken launch SPECTRE campaign with Daniel Craig (September 21, 2015)
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015) VIDEO
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015) VIDEO
>World Premiere SPECTRE announcement (July 17, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015) VIDEO
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015) VIDEO
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

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27 OCTOBER 2015
BEHIND THE SCENES OF SPECTRE (HARDCOVER)

Publication of Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE, a behind the scenes look on the 24th James Bond film from EON Productions due for release in the UK on 26th October and in USA on 6th November 2015.

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In the run-up to the latest James Bond film, SPECTRE (2015), renowned photographer Rankin takes us from script to screen in Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE, curating an ensemble of exclusive photography and cast and crew interviews. Also features contributions from celebrity photographers including Mary McCartney, Eliott Erwitt and Brigitte Lecombe.

This is the first published book to preview the latest Bond film's cast, crew and locations. Directed by Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes, SPECTRE features the return of Daniel Craig as legendary British secret agent James Bond.

Book details:
Hardcover: 200 pages
Publisher: DK
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0241207142
ISBN-13: 978-0241207147
Dimensions: 25.2 x 2.2 x 30.1 cm

Other James Bond books from DK featured on From Sweden with Love:
>James Bond Ultimate Sticker Collection (November 2015)
>Bond by Design: The Art of the James Bond films (October 2015)
>James Bond Encyclopedia - John Cork and Collin Stutz (October 2014)
>Bond on Set: Filming Skyfall - Greg Williams (October 2012)
>James Bond 50 Years of Movie Posters (September 2012)
>The Secret World of 007 - Alastair Dougall (June 2011)
>Bond Villains - Alastair Dougall (September 2010)
>Bond Girls - Alastair Dougall (September 2010)
>The Book of Bond - Alastair Dougall (May 2010)
>Bond Cars and Vehicles - Alastair Dougall (May 2010)
>James Bond Encyclopedia - John Cork and Collin Stutz (October 2009)
>Bond on Set: Filming Quantum of Solace - Greg Williams (October 2008)
>James Bond Encyclopedia - John Cork and Collin Stutz (September 2007)
>The Secret World of 007 - Alastair Dougall (October 2006)
>Bond on Set: Casino Royale - Greg Williams (October 2006)
>The Secret World of 007 - Alastair Dougall (May 2000)

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Spectre (2015) - The fourth James Bond film starring Daniel Craig

 
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ORIGINAL TITLE 
Spectre 

WORLD PREMIERE 
October 26, 2015 

AUDIO FORMAT 
SR 

SYNOPSIS 
A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE. 

CAST
Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Christoph Waltz 

DIRECTOR
Sam Mendes 

SCREENWRITERS
John Logan, Neal Purvis & Robert Wade. 

PRODUCTION NOTES
Daniel Craig is back as James Bond 007 in SPECTRE, the 24th installment of the longest-running film franchise in history. A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond 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. The film is from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment. 

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. 

Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions presents Daniel Craig as Ian Fleming’s James Bond in SPECTRE. The film also stars Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Monica Bellucci and Ralph Fiennes as ‘M.’ Directed by Sam Mendes. Produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. Written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and John Logan. Executive Producer is Callum McDougall. Director of Photography is Hoyte van Hoytema, FSF NSC. Production Designer is Dennis Gassner. Editor is Lee Smith, A. C. E. Costume Designer is Jany Temime. Music by Thomas Newman. Co-Producers are Andrew Noakes and David Pope. Sony Pictures Releasing is distributing with MGM handling select territories. 

The film will be released on October 26, 2015 in the UK and on November 6, 2015 in the US. 

ABOUT THE FILM
For SPECTRE, bringing it all together is Academy Award®-winner Sam Mendes. “I know that Sam always put everything behind it,” says Craig, who marks his fourth film as Bond. “He would put all of his knowledge of movie making behind it, but also his knowledge and love of Fleming and Bond.” 

While Mendes might be best known for directing a different kind of movie, he says that high entertainment and artistic integrity are not mutually exclusive. “I have my own, personal relationship with Bond, which began when I was 9 or 10 years old – when Live and Let Die (1973) came out,” he says. “We happen to be living in a time when it’s possible to make a big, entertaining, glamorous, escapist movie that also says something about the world we live in. With Daniel’s performances in Casino Royale (2006) and Quantum of Solace (2008) , James Bond feels like a real man in a real situation again. It reminded me of the way I felt when I watched the Sean Connery movies.” 

Broccoli adds that Mendes’ relationship and history with the Bond films adds a personal element from the very start. “With his knowledge and history, he identifies with the audience – he knows what works and what an audience is expecting. And, frankly, that’s great to watch on set,” she says. 

Throughout these 50 years, it has been the Broccoli family – first Albert R. “Cubby” Broccoli and partner Harry Saltzman, and then Cubby’s children, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli – who have been the overseers and caretakers of the James Bond film franchise. “Michael and Barbara are extraordinary because they work very well as a team,” says Mendes. “Barbara has a remarkable skill for making people feel like she knows their name and knows what their issues are, and if there’s ever a crisis, she’s the one who will handle it. Michael brings an enormous amount of experience and wisdom, combined with such a gentle presence on the set – he never bullies or lectures. If you have an idea and are wondering, ‘Has Bond done this before,’ ask Michael – he knows.” 

It was Craig – with the support of Wilson and Broccoli – who invited his friend, Mendes, to direct the film. “When we started talking about it, I felt a connection with someone who had exactly the same enthusiasm and respect for the Bond films that I did,” says Craig. “And, of course, I deeply respect Sam as a director. I said to him, ‘This is going to be a new experience for you – trust me, because I made two of them and it was a very new experience for me. Nothing can quite prepare you.’” 

SPECTRE welcomes back screenwriters Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and introduces Academy Award®-winner John Logan to the Bond writing family. Logan explains, “I felt greatly encouraged by Sam and Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson to make the screenplay as unique as I could, using my particular strengths as a writer. Coming from the world of theatre, for me, it has always been about character and dialogue. When you look over the vast panoply of Bond films, things tend to emerge, like a lightning bolt: great moments of dialogue, great moments of character interaction – whether it’s Bond and Goldfinger, Bond and Blofeld, or Bond and Vesper Lynd. Those are the amazing scenes that just stop your heart because they’re unexpected in what’s considered a genre movie.” 

Of course, for each individual Bond film, it is the director who guides and shapes the picture. Mendes says he felt the freedom to put his own stamp on the legendary franchise. “I have been given an enormous amount of freedom – and I’ve never felt constrained or hidebound by the genre or the franchise,” he says. “Part of that is Daniel whom I know well. Frankly, I’d love him to be in any movie I directed. But part of it is also the enthusiasm with which the Producers greeted new ideas about Bond and M and the franchise as a whole.” 

ABOUT CASTING
At the head of the cast of SPECTRE are, of course, Daniel Craig as 007, Ralph Fiennes as M, and Christoph Waltz as Franz Oberhauser. 

Leading the way is Daniel Craig in his fourth film as James Bond. “Bond is actually remarkably difficult part to play, because he says very little, and the moment you make him say too much, it’s not Bond anymore,” says Sam Mendes. He operates on instinct a lot of the time. He has his own inner demons and he doesn’t reveal them to other characters, and yet the audience needs to be aware of them, especially in this particular movie. In SPECTRE the audience has got to see him, in a sense, fall apart and put himself back together again, but none of the other characters see what’s really going on behind the curtain. Daniel’s done that, I think, brilliantly.” 

“Daniel’s one of the greatest actors that we’ve ever had,” says Barbara Broccoli. “He has inhabited the role of Bond and he’s pushed it in directions that one wouldn’t have thought possible. Starting with Casino Royale and going into Quantum, and certainly in this film, he really reveals Bond’s inner life in a way that we’ve never seen before, in a way that Fleming does in the books, where you really feel as if you understand the inner turmoil and complexity and conflicts. With this screenplay and with Sam, we’ve unearthed a lot of the emotion connected to Bond’s own past and mined the dramatic tension that stems from that.” 

Surrounding the lead actors is an extremely accomplished and varied cast, and it was Mendes’ reputation as a filmmaker and background in theatre and film that attracted the finest actors in the business. Producer Michael G. Wilson credits Mendes: “It’s a great cast, and that’s down to Sam – he attracts really great actors, because they want to work with him.” 

For Craig, the most important element he looks for in his fellow actors is commitment to the project. “You have to take the time and the effort to find the right people, enthusiastic people,” says Craig. “We’ve just been blessed with every character whether it’s Ben, or Fiennes, or Waltz. And then the casting of the girls: Lea and Monica – finding two exceptionally beautiful women who are very serious actresses and who are intelligent and work hard. For me, it has been a joy.” 

Naomie Harris is back in the role of Moneypenny. “In recent years, the Bond films have featured two girls – one an exotic type and the other a home-grown type. Naomie manages to be both,” says Mendes. 

Eve is very independent, intelligent, witty, fun and courageous,” says Harris. “She’s not afraid to stand her ground with Bond, and I think that makes her so much more interesting. Playing Eve really allowed me to highlight the more adventurous side of my personality, which was a lot of fun.” 

The filmmakers were pleasantly surprised by the extra layers that Harris brought to the role of Eve. Wilson and Broccoli explain, “The character written was basically a field agent with a lot of sass, but it wasn’t until Naomie came in, that we really saw the potential that this character could be something entirely new in terms of a Bond film. She’s very resourceful, she gives Bond a really hard time, but you still manage to have a tremendous affection for her and there is a wonderful flirtatiousness between them. She can hold her own with Bond. We think that audiences are really going to relate to her. She’s an extraordinary actress.” 

Casting director Debbie McWilliams officially started work on SPECTRE one year prior to filming, but she’s always looking out for new and interesting undiscovered talent. “I think I am in a unique position of being able to introduce new talent in leading roles without the usual commercial constraints,” she says. “Audiences want to be surprised and the expectation is always high. We have the world to choose from and it is my job to go out and find those special actors that people may not have heard of before. Submissions were received from all over the world with casting sessions taking place at different locations.“ 

Ralph Fiennes is back as M, a government official with oversight of the agency. Fiennes explains, “On the surface, M has a charm, an old-world courtesy, but underneath, there’s a steel there.” 

Michael G. Wilson adds, “You’re not sure where Mallory’s loyalty lies in the film – whether he’s going to be a help or a hindrance to M and to Bond. He seems to ask a lot of difficult questions and be very critical. It’s a very ambiguous character.” 

In Skyfall, Ben Whishaw became the fourth actor to play Bond’s quartermaster, affectionately known as Q, who makes a welcome return to the Bond franchise. The role began with Peter Burton as Major Boothroyd in Dr. No, followed by Desmond Llewelyn (in 17 Bond films between 1963-1999), and John Cleese who appeared as Q’s assistant, R, in The World Is Not Enough (1999) and was later promoted to Q in Die Another Day(2002). 

Producers Wilson and Broccoli describe why Ben Whishaw was the man for the job: “When it came to trying to reintroduce the character of Q, it made sense that he would now be a young technical genius and the character was written with that in mind. Ben was the obvious choice because he has this wonderful kind of openness to him, and a real intelligence and wit.” 

John Logan says, “When Bond meets Q, there’s initial suspicion of ‘Who’s this kid, with spots and why is he telling me about my job?’ But they quickly develop a mutual respect.” 

Whishaw adds, “It’s a battle and a theme that runs through SPECTRE, between the way the world is going now and the way that the intelligence services are traditionally run.” 

That’s especially true in an age when espionage takes place in cyberspace as much as anywhere else. “The new Q is a sort of computer genius, one of only six people in the world who has certain knowledge. He’s quite a mysterious person with a sly sense of humour,“ says Whishaw. 

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION DESIGN
Oscar®-winning production designer Dennis Gassner returns for his third Bond film and his fourth collaboration with Sam Mendes. “I believe that story always comes first when planning to design any given set for any given character,” he says. “Throughout the process of SPECTRE, I considered Bond’s emotional journey and how each environment affects him and vice versa. We built a number of sets, but the unsung environments are the locations and London.” 

ABOUT THE STUNTS AND EFFECTS
Stunts always play a large role in Bond films and SPECTRE is no exception. Director Sam Mendes, Second Unit Director Alexander Witt and Stunt Coordinator Gary Powell worked closely together to create a physical and believable journey for Bond. It was important for both Mendes and Powell to approach the film from a more realistic point of view. The action started on the pages. “Writing action sequences is one of the great challenges and the great joys of being a screenwriter,” says screenwriter John Logan. “The challenge as a writer on SPECTRE was to find ways to make the action as ‘Bondian’ as possible – which to me means it’s tough, it’s real and it’s heightened.” 

Of course, no actor had more stunts than Craig. 

“Daniel’s an extremely hard working actor, probably the hardest working actor I’ve ever seen,” says producer Michael G. Wilson. “And it’s not only the mental preparation, but the physical preparation. He works out like a demon, like a professional athlete. He is really committed to the role, committed to being Bond.” 

While stunt coordinator Powell appreciates the advance in digital technology and computer graphics, he prefers the action to be real. 

Broccoli adds, “Daniel contributes a great deal to designing the action and the fights in particular and he’s the one who really pulls it off, because he wants to do as much of it as he possibly can. We were in Turkey for the train sequence and I had my heart in my mouth the whole time; he and Ola were fighting on the roof of a moving train and the moves that they were doing were just heart stopping. Daniel’s the reason why the action works as well as it does because he sells it, he’s up there and I think audiences know that.” 

Although the opening sequence lasts only twelve minutes on screen, it took three months of rehearsals and two months of filming to produce. Powell enlisted motocross champion Robbie Maddison, former Top Gear’s ‘Stig’ Ben Collins and British rally car champion Mark Higgins to round out his stunt team. “It’s important to lock down the action step by step so my team can learn it like the back of their hand. After rehearsing for months on end, it gets ingrained in the memory, making it less likely to make mistakes,” says Powell. 

Though the action is fast paced, Mendes says the filming process is not. “I’ll put it this way: editing action is a good deal more exciting than shooting action. Shooting action is very, very meticulous, it’s increments, tiny little pieces. To me, the challenge is to create parallel action so you’re never locked into a linear chase. It’s never just A following B, there’s something else going on simultaneously, so you’re following several overlapping stories at the same time.” 

Writer Neal Purvis adds, “You can have as many explosions as you like but the dramatic core of it has got to work.” 

Another undeniable element to the Bond franchise is Bond’s car. The Aston Martin DB5 has become synonymous with Bond over the years. Wilson says that when it comes to Bond’s wheels, there’s one car that says James Bond. “We’ve flirted with other cars from time to time, but we always do come back to Aston Martin,” says Wilson. “It’s a signature car for Bond and a classic one, his own personal one.” And there’s no Aston Martin more closely tied to Bond than the DB5, the 60s-era production model that Bond first drove in Goldfinger. For this story, this film, this nod to Bond’s history not only would appeal to the fans, but make sense for the story. 

Writer John Logan was thrilled by the return of Bond’s most iconic car. “We’re in love with the DB5! When you think of Bond, you think of certain things very clearly and one of them is that particular car. It is Bond’s essential car and in a movie about reorienting Bond to his past and to his future, we just had to use it – beyond the fact it’s completely cool.” 

Daniel Craig too, fell under the spell of Bond’s classic car, “I love them, and this story was the perfect platform to re-introduce the DB5. The film is about Bond returning to his roots and confronting old demons, so it felt right. We get some good use out of it, too.” 

LOCATIONS 

AUSTRIA
• SPECTRE marks Bond’s eighth film in the snow, following snowbound appearances in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), For Your Eyes Only (1981), A View to a Kill (1985), The Living Daylights (1987), The World Is Not Enough, and Die Another Day.
• SPECTRE crew were only able to access the ICE-Q location in Solden by cable car
• Vehicles (Land Rovers and Range Rovers) were towed up the mountain by snowmobiles due to lack of access, which was over 3000 meters above sea level
• One of the Austria locations, the village of Obertilliach, has a population of only 700 people. Still, 50 locals joined the crew, included among 250 Austrians in the total crew of 480.
• Filming the Austria car chase required the use of 18 cars – 11 Defenders and 7 Range Rovers – which were all heavily modified in just 4 weeks
• The studded ice tires had to be studded by hand, with each tire taking over 1500 studs 

MEXICO
• Bond returns to Mexico City, following his appearance in License To Kill.SPECTRE filmed in three Mexico City locations: Tolsa Square, the Zocolo, and the Gran Hotel
• For the Day of the Dead sequence, it took 3.5 hours to create the crowd of extras – from 25 minutes to create a Catrina or a skeleton, to the Paper Bride requiring 2.5 hours of hair and makeup. Costumes required 90 minutes – 350 at a time, 15 to 20 minutes each
• MAC kindly provided gave a huge range of products to help create the various looks/ characters
• To ensure that no time was wasted, the makeup team employed 187 mirrors and a red-and-green “traffic light” system to show which extras were ready and which needed additional work.
• 75 costumers (70 from Mexico and 5 from the UK) designed 1,500 original looks -- no two costumes are alike
• The team made 6 paper dresses, each one different. Each dress required three weeks to make, from a team of four people.
• Every costume was made or purchased in Mexico by Mexicans.
• Police escorted the 12 buses that transported the crowd to and from the set
• In total, the Mexico City scenes required five months of prep work, overseen by 27 locations personnel (25 of which were local)
• A night team of 20 cleaned and repaired costumes, to get them ready for the next day’s shoot
• The scene required two helicopters – one to film and the other to be filmed. The picture helicopter was painted and modified in Mexico City to give its evil look. Part of Zocolo Squre was turned into a heliport in order to refuel the helicopters. 

MOROCCO
• Local nomads were hired as guides and security throughout prep and filming
• Due to the high temperatures, the production brought in shades, cold water, and cooling vehicles to the film unit in Erfoud 

ROME
• SPECTRE marks James Bond’s first-ever film visit to Rome
• Both the Jaguar CX75 and the Aston DB10 were reengineered by SFX Vehicles to carry out the stunt work
• Blenheim Palace doubled as the location of the SPECTRE meeting in Rome. The Action Vehicles team dressed the parking lot with rare vehicles to paint a picture of the mafia types that would be attending the meeting, including a Porsche 956 Group B Homologation car, a full carbon fiber Bugatti, concept XJ Jaguars, a Lagonda from Aston Martin, and a wide selection of other supercars, including Ferrari 458 Speciales and Californias
• In total, the vehicle shoots in Austria, Rome and London required the use of more than 1000 tires, varying from full summer spec to winter. In preparing for the Rome car chase, the production used over 400 tires for testing – but only replaced 12 during filming 

Principal photography of SPECTRE began on 6 December 2014 and was completed on 5 July 2015. 

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The pre-title sequence of SPECTRE takes place in Mexico. Photo by Steven Vaughan
Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE. Photo by Jonathan Olley



Daniel Craig as Ian Fleming's James Bond in SPECTRE. Photo by Jonathan Olley
Daniel Craig as James Bond and Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE. Photo by Jonathan Olley



Styrelserummet för hemligt möte i SPECTRE. Foto av Jonathan Olley
Christoph Waltz as Franz Oberhauser in SPECTRE. Photo by Jonathan Olley



Hinx' car Jaguar C-X75 and Bond's car Aston Martin DB10 in SPECTRE. Photo by Jasin Boland
Behind the scenes of SPECTRE in Rome. Photo by Jasin Boland



Lea Seydoux as Madeleine Swann in SPECTRE. Photo by Jonathan Olley
Andrew Scott as Max Denbigh in SPECTRE. Photo by Jonathan Olley



Stephanie Sigman as Estrella in SPECTRE. Photo by Jonathan Olley
Ralph Fiennes as M in SPECTRE. Photo by Francois Duhamel



Naomie Harris as Moneypenny in SPECTRE. Photo by Francois Duhamel
Daniel Craig as Ian Fleming's James Bond in SPECTRE. Photo by Susie Allnott



Ben Whishaw as Q with Daniel Craig as James Bond in SPECTRE. Photo by Jonathan Olley
Daniel Craig as Ian Fleming's James Bond in SPECTRE. Photo by Jonathan Olley



Daniel Craig as Ian Fleming's James Bond in SPECTRE. Photo by Jonathan Olley
Dave Bautista as Hinx in SPECTRE. Photo by Jonathan Olley


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26 OCTOBER 2015
SPECTRE WORLD PREMIERE AND UK RELEASE DATE

The 24th Bond film, SPECTRE, premieres at UK cinemas on 26th October 2015 followed by a global release on 6th November. Daniel Craig returns as Ian Fleming's 007 for the fourth time and Sam Mendes is back as director after the huge success story of 2012's Skyfall (2012). The screenplay for SPECTRE is written by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade with Swedish three-time Academy Award winner Per Hallberg as Supervising Sound Editor.

>Review of the film

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:
Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment announce World Premiere and UK release date for SPECTRE: Monday, 26 October

LONDON, July 17, 2015 - Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment are delighted to announce that the World Premiere for SPECTRE will take place in London on Monday, October 26, 2015.

For the first time ever, the film will open on the same night at cinemas across the UK and Ireland, giving audiences the opportunity to be the first in the world to see the hugely-anticipated 24th film in the James Bond franchise.

Following the World Premiere and release in the UK and Ireland, SPECTRE will begin its rollout in territories around the world. The film will release in the US on November 6, 2015.

Official video from the Royal World premiere of SPECTRE in London:


News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Third and last official trailer for SPECTRE (October 2, 2015) VIDEO
>Cover for original motion picture soundtrack for SPECTRE revealed (September 28, 2015)
>Scandinavian Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Copenhagen (September 28, 2015)
>The teme song, Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith, released (September 25, 2015)
>Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE book (September 24, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (September 23, 2015) VIDEO
>Heineken launch SPECTRE campaign with Daniel Craig (September 21, 2015)
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015) VIDEO
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015) VIDEO
>World Premiere SPECTRE announcement (July 17, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015) VIDEO
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015) VIDEO
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

For more SPECTRE news featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

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Teaser poster for SPECTRE. © 2015 Danjaq LLC. & Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). All rights reserved.

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www.007.com

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International poster for SPECTRE (2015)
International poster for SPECTRE (2015)
International teaser poster for SPECTRE (2015)
A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra, 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, the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M. Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny and Q to help him seek out Madeleine Swann, the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White, 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.

>> SPECTRE-review.pdf

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The Cars of SPECTRE (Aston Martin DB10, Jaguar C-X75, Range Rover Sport SVR & Land Rover Defender)

Right from the start it was clear that SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond film, from Albert R. Broccoli's EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment, would be a Bond film for car enthusiasts. This is an exclusive article written by our man in Australia, Stuart Kortekaas, the first Australian to ever study a MA automotive design degree in Sweden.

When the title of the movie was first announced to the world on 4th December 2014, at a presentation held on the 007 Stage at Pinewood Studios, before Director Sam Mendes introduced the latest Bond girls, or even who would be playing the villain, he first revealed the car Bond would drive.


This of course was not just any car, but the DB10, a new Aston Martin developed specifically for the film. “It’s never been done like this before,” said Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman, when interviewed by Business Insider. “For a movie character to have a major manufacturer create a car just for him is really quite special.” Daniel Craig, the current actor to play 007, commented in a recent ITV special on SPECTRE, “We’re just incredibly fortunate. It’s unique, and it feels right. It looks like a James Bond car, and it’s got a few secrets.”


Interestingly this was not the car Bond was originally intended to drive in SPECTRE. When Sam Mendes and Producer Barbara Broccoli visited Marek Reichman at Aston Martin’s Design Studio, according to Business Insider, they were there to look at a production model Aston had been preparing for the movie. A sketch on the studio wall however caught Mendes’ eye. When asked about this Reichman told the Director that the car in the sketch didn’t exist yet. Mendes responded by asking, “Great, could we make that just for James Bond?”


In total 10 Aston Martin DB10 were created, eight of which supplied to the production staff for the making of the film. Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer Andy Palmer describes it as, “The most exclusive DB ever.” Chris Corbould, SPECTRE Special Effects Supervisor, and Neil Layton, Action Vehicles Technical Coordinator, explained that some were ‘hero’ Astons, kept in pristine condition for Daniel Craig to be seen getting in and out of, while two were ‘stunt cars’ with roll cages fitted for the high speed drifting and jump scenes, and two were developed into ‘gadget cars’.

While SPECTRE was filmed in a range of glamorous locations globally, including the remote Austrian alps and Morocco, like Bond himself the majority of the cars featured in the film are quintessentially British: the bad guys drive Jaguar and Land Rover cars.


In the official film trailer the Aston Martin can be seen racing through the streets of Rome at night while being chased by another distinctive and equally rare sports car, the Jaguar C-X75. As Sam Mendes commented, “I love the idea of this fantastic car being in a sort of one on one battle, with another incredible car from Jaguar, which is similarly extraordinary actually”.


Developed in partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering, the C-X75 was unveiled as a concept at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. Intended to be Jaguar’s answer to supercars from Ferrari, McLaren and Porsche, five working prototypes were developed before the company decided in December 2012 not to put the car into production as a result of the global economic climate.


While the appearance of the Jaguar has remained relatively unchanged, beneath the body work the vehicle has been substantially modified - several times - since the Paris concept car. As reported by Autocar, the Jaguar was originally powered by a complex system that included Bladon Jets omnivore jet turbines. This was replaced by Jaguar at the prototype stage with an plug-in hybrid powerplant. This included a 1.6 litre all-aluminium petrol motor developed in-house by Jaguar. Fitted with both a supercharger and a turbocharger, it produced impressive power for its size: 502bhp at 10,000rpm. The other half of this powerplant was an electric motor for each axle, powered by a 19kWh lithium ion battery pack. The combined power of this hybrid system produced over 850bhp, allowing the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in less than 3 seconds, to 100mph in less than 6 seconds, and have a top speed above 200mph. For filming however Autocar reported that the C-X75 was powered by a supercharged Jaguar 5.0-litre V8 engine – possibly for practical reasons as well as the distinctive sounds the engine can produce.


According to several accounts the car chase between the Aston Martin and Jaguar in SPECTRE is something quite special indeed. It reportedly includes driving past the Colosseum, and into the Vatican at 110mph. Dave Bautista, who plays the villain’s henchman Mr. Hinx (and drives the Jaguar) said, “It’s amazing, it’s one of those scenes that’s going to be very iconic I think. It’s one of those things you only see in a James Bond film... to drive the C-X75 supercar was like a dream come true for me. It truly is a beautiful beast of a car, that will go down in movie history.” Gary Powell, Stunt Coordinator for SPECTRE stated, “It’s pretty unique really.” While taking part in a recent Q&A he also commented that the most challenging stunt he did on SPECTRE was “Driving the Aston and the Jag down the steps towards the river. What was challenging about it was not the cars going down the steps, or the danger of us going into the river, but us not damaging the steps – as they are a few hundred years old.”

The official film trailer clearly shows that the new Aston Martin DB10 features gadgets, much like the iconic DB5 used in Goldfinger (1964) and Thunderball (1965) did fifty years ago. The appeal of the original Bond car to both young and mature audiences was echoed by Marek Reichman’s comment to Top Gear that, “Sam Mendes wanted this to be the poster car for every boy who watches James Bond for the first time”. When interviewed recently by Jonathan Ross for an ITV special, Christoph Waltz, who plays the lead villain Franz Oberhauser, said, “That car [The DB10] is, more or less, the car I played with when I was ten. You know, you could push the little rockets in the front and shoot them out, lose the rocket on the second day and blame your brother for it.. It looks a little different now, but I know that car! ...and of course, when the switches are mentioned, you’re overjoyed! You’re put back into lying on your side on the floor, doing that, it’s lovely.”


While the DB10 may feature gadgets, Daniel Craig hinted that the more realistic approach taken to the Bond movies during his time playing 007 will still prevail. In reply to Jonathan Ross’s question, “In your period of being the custodian of Bond, you’ve shied away from too many gimmicks, he’s never got silly. But I’m hoping we’ll see a few more in this new one. Can you reveal anything?”, he replied, “We haven’t shied away from it.. we want to embrace it a bit more.... These movies are rare. You’re very lucky if you ever get to make a movie like this. I just think that the more real you make it, the more the audience will believe it.”

Regarding filming stunts for real, when asked during the Twitter Q&A at what point does a stunt become too dangerous?, Gary Powell replied, “As yet I haven't come across as stunt that's been too dangerous to shoot. We are lucky to have a lot of technology at our disposal to make it as safe as possible, but common sense does plays a lot into this.”


For SPECTRE Land Rover supplied 23 vehicles, including specially modified Range Rover Sport SVR and Land Rover Defenders, and the latest Discovery Sport. At the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, where these vehicles were displayed to the public for the first time, Naomie Harris, who plays Moneypenny, said ”The incredible cars featured in the films have always been an important part of the Bond DNA. I’m lucky enough to have driven not only the universally loved and indestructible Defender but also the new and sleek Discovery Sport. I still can’t decide which one I loved more!”


David Fairnbairn, Head of Special Projects for Jaguar Land Rover explained, “Our everyday activity is vehicle customisation, tailoring for the customer’s needs. It just so happened that the customer this time was the new James Bond movie. EON knew about the Defenders because obviously we’d used them in SKYFALL, and they were aware about the Range Rover Sport. What they weren’t aware of was the Range Rover Sport SVR. They wanted us to be creative, and do what we do best, so we provided them with a number of concepts... we knew it was the right product for the right job.”

Dave Warner, Range Rover Sport SVR Lead Engineer said, “Once we knew we were going to be involved with the program we met up with Gary Powell and his stunt team, who are obviously the people going to be using these cars on set. It was great to get involved with those guys and understand what their needs were very early on in the program, in order for us to be able to deliver what they wanted.” According to Warner this included the SVR having even more power on snow, which surprised him, given that the car already has substantial performance. The fastest, most agile and powerful Land Rover ever, the V8 supercharged vehicle can reach 0-100kph in 4.7 seconds. But as Warner comments, “...when we saw this incredible chase scene in the Alps we really couldn’t wait to build something that’s just going to be so exciting to do."


The modifications to the Range Rover Sport SVR’s included fitting roll cages, adding new fuel cells, lighting and larger tyres. As Warner mentions, “[with] everything black it just had so much more presence than anything we’d ever dreamt of, it’s great! Being part of this whole film is incredibly exciting, and it’s something that’s so addictive to be involved with, you can’t help yourself, we’re all kids at heart. We love seeing that sort of thing, and to be able to build the cars that are going to do that is an incredible challenge and a really cool thing to do”. Gary Powell added, “The cars did everything for real. In 4 feet of snow.”


The Land Rover Defenders featured in the film were fitted with massive 37-inch diameter off-road tyres and enhanced body protection designed to tackle the challenging terrain of the icy and snow-covered mountain roads used for filming.

To promote the release of SPECTRE in France the Aston Martin DB10, together with several other James Bond Aston Martin’s (a classic DB5 and more recent DBS, as featured in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace) were placed on display at the Place de l'Etoile in Paris on 11th October 2015.



SPECTRE was released worldwide during October and November 2015. For a comprehensive list of global release dates, visit SPECTRE release dates.

Photos © 2015 Aston Martin, Jaguar Australia, ITV Studios Limited, The Littlespotters and Digital News Agency. All rights reserved.

By Stuart Kortekaas © 2015 From Sweden with Love

Editor's note:
FSWL contributor Stuart Kortekaas is an Australian industrial designer & photographer. A life-long James Bond fan, his passion for design was inspired by watching 'Goldfinger' as a child. Since completing a masters degree in Sweden he has travelled the world, photographing glamorous locations, exotic wildlife, and some of the world's most beautiful models.

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23 OCTOBER 2015
SPECTRE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK

Publication of the original motion picture soundtrack for SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond film, with music composed by Thomas Newman. The soundtrack is released by Decca/Universal Music. Read the official press release.

>Order the soundtrack from Amazon UK
>Order it from Amazon.com

Composer Thomas Newman comments:

“It was a real honor to write the score to SPECTRE. The Bond films have such a rich musical heritage so it’s been an incredible privilege to return to the franchise after Skyfall and create a soundtrack for this spectacular new movie.”

Tracks on the official SPECTRE soundtrack:
1. Los Muertos Vivos Estan (featuring Tambuco)
2. Vauxhall Bridge
3. The Eternal City
4. Donna Lucia
5. A Place Without Mercy
6. Backfire
7. Crows Klinik
8. The Pale King
9. Madeleine
10. Kite In A Hurricane
11. Snow Plane
12. L'Americain
13. Secret Room
14. Hinx
15. Writing's On The Wall (Instrumental)
16. Silver Wraith
17. A Reunion
18. Day Of The Dead (featuring Tambuco)
19. Tempus Fugit
20. Safe House
21. Blindfold
22. Careless
23. Detonation
24. Westminster Bridge
25. Out Of Bullets
26. Spectre (End Title)

The 23 previous James Bond theme songs make up some of the most memorable movie music of all time. The previous Bond theme song, "Skyfall," was performed by Adele, and was honored with the Academy Award® and Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, the Brit Award for British Single of the Year, and the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media.

About SPECTRE:
A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond 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 directs for the second time. The film is produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions with a screenplay written by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (October 20, 2015) VIDEO
>Third and last official trailer for SPECTRE (October 2, 2015) VIDEO
>Cover for original motion picture soundtrack for SPECTRE revealed (September 28, 2015)
>Scandinavian Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Copenhagen (September 28, 2015)
>The teme song, Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith, released (September 25, 2015)
>Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE book (September 24, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (September 23, 2015) VIDEO
>Heineken launch SPECTRE campaign with Daniel Craig (September 21, 2015)
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>OMEGA presents SPECTRE model of the Seamaster 300 M (August 14, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015) VIDEO
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015) VIDEO
>World Premiere SPECTRE announcement (July 17, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015) VIDEO
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015) VIDEO
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

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CD cover for the soundtrack to SPECTRE. © 2015 Decca Records/Universal. All rights reserved.

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22 OCTOBER 2015
REVIEW OF SPECTRE (2015) STARRING DANIEL CRAIG AS 007

Daniel Craig really becomes James Bond in SPECTRE - A spoiler-free review of SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond film from Eon Productions. (This is the first review originally published in Swedish.)

By Anders Frejdh, Founding Editor of From Sweden with Love.

For the fourth time Daniel Craig stars as Ian Fleming's secret agent 007 with a license to kill. This time, he's better than ever in the role. Craig is a great actor - the greatest of all who have played Bond so far. This really is his finest hour as Her Majesty's best secret agent.

Once again, director Sam Mendes has given us a film full of entertainment, excitement and sexuality. As with his previous film, Skyfall, SPECTRE retains a freshness and vitality. Stunt co-ordinator Gary Powell and special effects supervisor Chris Corbould ensure there are many spectacular chases, stunts and special effects from a vast and talented team. Mendes gives us a sense of reality and plausibility together with several visual nods to previous films in the series (satisfying all the Bond fans). It is smartly done, but not pastiche. It is also just the right level of humor this time, something that Craig handles really well. Even more refreshing was that there are no exaggerated product placements.

The entire ensemble is impeccable. Casting director Debbie McWilliams have yet again done a wonderful job in finding the right actors for each role.

Christoph Waltz as Franz Oberhauser is perfect as a rogue - a complex character who is similar (or possibly superior to) Bond, which is as it always should be. As for "Bond ladies' Mendes has once again made good choices. The Italian Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra, the oldest Bond girl so far, shows that sexiness is not about age. But unfortunately, her role is far too small. French actress Léa Seydoux as Dr Madeleine Swann is as engaging and stylish - her character an integral part of the action, not just eye candy, as has sometimes previously been the case.

American Dave Bautista as the Oddjob-like villain, Mr Hinx, provides a sinister and evil presence on the screen. All MI6 employees played by Ralph Fiennes (Gareth Mallory aka M), Ben Whishaw (Q) and Naomie Harris (Eve Moneypenny) are back and being really in the forefront of this film. And I totally enjoyed their 'rival', Andrew Scott (head of the Centre for National Security), another new fabulous actor on the Bond scene.

Denmark's Jesper Christensen is back as Mr. White (from Casino Royale and Quantum Of Solace) and adds an extra layer of depth to the film and although small, the part in not insignificant.

SPECTRE is enhanced by the stunning cinematography by Sweden-based Hoyte van Hoytema (has been Guldbagge for Best Cinematography to three Swedish films) and his Swedish colleague Jallo Faber who handled the 2nd unit photography. Each frame is fantastic with the composition and color palette simply delicious. Undoubtedly, SPECTRE is the most beautiful Bond movie.

The sound in SPECTRE gives that extra dimension: this is thanks to three-time Swedish Oscar® hero Per Hallberg. Having won an Oscar® for Skyfall, Per and his team have again done thorough and outstanding work. They may well be rewarded with another statuette.

The composer Thomas Newman is back and has done a sterling job with the music for his second Bond film. The screenplay by John Logan, Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Jez Butterworth have made a plot that is tight and makes sense with an eye on contemporary intelligence concerns. They injected a lot of charm and wit into the story.

Mendes second Bond film is first-rate cinema entertainment that will please cinema audiences around the world - and also satisfy all those who, like me, wished for a classic Bond this time.

Skyfall set a new standard for Bond films which SPECTRE will do well to match. In fact the fourth Daniel Craig Bond film reveals itself to be connected to the previous three.

Finally, just take off the hat for the producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, who once again have outdone themselves to bring Bond back with a bang. See SPECTRE at the cinema and decide for yourself.

Official synopsis for SPECTRE:
A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra, 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, the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond's actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M. Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny and Q to help him seek out Madeleine Swann, the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White, 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.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>IMAX® premiere for SPECTRE in Sweden (November 3, 2015)
>Box-office record for SPECTRE in Sweden at opening weekend (November 2, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Mexico City (November 2, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Paris (October 29, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Moscow (October 29, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Madrid (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Berlin (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Amsterdam (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Zurich (October 27, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Rome (October 27, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (October 20, 2015) VIDEO
>Third and last official trailer for SPECTRE (October 2, 2015) VIDEO
>Cover for original motion picture soundtrack for SPECTRE revealed (September 28, 2015)
>Scandinavian Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Copenhagen (September 28, 2015)
>The teme song, Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith, released (September 25, 2015)
>Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE book (September 24, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (September 23, 2015) VIDEO
>Heineken launch SPECTRE campaign with Daniel Craig (September 21, 2015)
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>OMEGA presents SPECTRE model of the Seamaster 300 M (August 14, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015) VIDEO
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015) VIDEO
>World Premiere SPECTRE announcement (July 17, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015) VIDEO
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015) VIDEO
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

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Official poster for SPECTRE. © 2015 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Danjaq, LLC and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

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20 OCTOBER 2015
NEW VIDEO FROM THE PRODUCTION OF SPECTRE

The SEVENTH official video from the production of SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond film, was released on 20th October 2015. The new video focuses on Writing's On The Wall, singer/songwriter Sam Smith's theme song for the film, and features comments from Sam, director Sam Mendes, and producer Barbara Broccoli.

Sam Smith said, "For me, the most timeless thing you can do, outside of making your own records... is Bond. It's the most timeless, classiest thing to me there is to do."

Official video log #7: The music of SPECTRE:


About SPECTRE:
A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond 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 directs for the second time. The film is produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions with a screenplay written by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Mexico City (November 2, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Paris (October 29, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Moscow (October 29, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Madrid (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Berlin (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Amsterdam (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Zurich (October 27, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Rome (October 27, 2015)
>Third and last official trailer for SPECTRE (October 2, 2015) VIDEO
>Cover for original motion picture soundtrack for SPECTRE revealed (September 28, 2015)
>Scandinavian Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Copenhagen (September 28, 2015)
>The teme song, Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith, released (September 25, 2015)
>Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE book (September 24, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (September 23, 2015) VIDEO
>Heineken launch SPECTRE campaign with Daniel Craig (September 21, 2015)
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>OMEGA presents SPECTRE model of the Seamaster 300 M (August 14, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015) VIDEO
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015) VIDEO
>World Premiere SPECTRE announcement (July 17, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015) VIDEO
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015) VIDEO
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Sam Smith with Sam Mendes. © 2015 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Danjaq, LLC and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

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International release dates for SPECTRE in cinemas around the world

The 24th James Bond film from Eon Productions, SPECTRE (Daniel Craig's fourth film as Ian Fleming's secret agent James Bond 007), premieres in the UK on October 26, 2015. Below is the full release schedule with thanks to Sony and our interntional team of contributors.

26th October 2015:
>UK & Ireland

• Royal World premiere at Royal Albert Hall in London the same night with SPECTRE cast & crew attending

27th October 2015:
Scandinavian gala premiere in Copenhagen with Michael G. Wilson, Léa Seydoux & Jesper Christensen attending (Bond alumni Ulrich Thomsen also in attendance)
• Gala premiere at Auditorium Conciliazione in Rome with Sam Mendes, Daniel Craig, Monica Bellucci & Christoph Waltz attending
• Gala premiere at Hallenstadion in Zürich with Naomie Harris, Dave Bautista & Gregg Wilson attending

28th October 2015:
• Gala premiere at Tuschinski Theatre in Amsterdam with Léa Seydoux, Dave Bautista & Gregg Wilson attending (Bond alumni Jeoren Krabbe & Daphne Deckers also in attendance)
• Gala premiere at Sony Center in Berlin with Daniel Craig, Barbara Broccoli, Naomie Harris & Christoph Waltz attending
• Gala premiere at Teatro Real in Madrid with Sam Mendes & Monica Belucci attending

29th October 2015:
Netherlands

• Gala premiere at Oktyabr Cinema Hall in Moscow with Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista attending
• Gala premiere at Grand Rex in Paris with Daniel Craig, Barbara Broccoli, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Christoph Waltz & Olivier Schneider attending

30th October 2015:
Denmark
Finland
Norway
>Sweden

2nd November 2015:
• "Premiere Of The Americas" at Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City coinciding with the Day of the Dead festivities.

4th November 2015:
Belgium

5th November 2015:
Argentina
Bahrain
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Croatia
Czech Republic
Germany
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iraq
Israel
Italy
Lebanon
Malaysia
Portugal
Serbia
Singapore
Switzerland (Italian region)
Switzerland (German region)
Taiwan
Thailand
Ukraine

6th November 2015:
Austria
Belarus
Bulgaria
Canada
Estonia
Iceland
Kazakhstan
Latvia
Lithuania
Mexico
Philippines
Poland
Romania
Russia
Slovakia
Spain
Turkey
>USA
Vietnam

11th November 2015:
Switzerland (French region)
France

12th November 2015:
Australia
Greece
New Zealand
South Korea

13th November 2015:
Cambodia
China

20th November 2015:
India

27th November 2015:
Japan (in selected theatres)
South Africa

4th December 2015:
Japan

Source: Sony Pictures with special thanks to the following FSWL contributors around the world:

Chinawut Sirisompan (Thailand)
Craig Arthur (New Zealand)
Edward Coffrini Dell'Orto (Italy)
Erik Olsson (Mexico)
Francesc Sirvent (Spain)
Gernot Wolf (Austria)
Gergely Hubai (Hungary)
John Berge (Norway)
Laurent Perriot (France)
Leandro Born (Switzerland)
Makoto Wakamatsu (Japan)
Marcos Kontze (Brazil)
Martijn Mulder (France)
Mertsi Petenius (Finland)
Murray Gillespie (Canada)
Nicolas Suszczyk (Argentina)
Panos Sambrakos (Greece)
Preben Søgaard (Denmark)
Sascha Braun (Germany)
Stuart Kortekass (Australia)

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This article compiled by Anders Frejdh. © 2015 From Sweden with Love.

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12 OCTOBER 2015
GILLETTE LAUNCH FLEMING INSPIRED 007 CAMPAIGN

Gillette launches its Ian Fleming inspired James Bond campaign for the premiere of SPECTRE (the fourth James Bond film starring Daniel Craig in the lead role), on Saturday 12th October 2015 in Sweden. >Review of the film

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:

GILLETTE CELEBRATES “BOND MOMENTS” IN EVERY MAN’S LIFE

Gillette brings out the 007 in every man by launching a campaign using the words of Ian Fleming.

As the world prepares for the release of SPECTRE, the 24th Bond film, Gillette celebrates the moments in every man’s life where he feels in control and confident. But these “Bond moments” don’t just happen - they come with precise preparation.

Starting on October 1, Gillette introduced their campaign “Bond Moments” inspired by the creator and author of James Bond, Ian Fleming. Fleming’s powerful and poetic words form the foundation of the campaign. His quotes describing the ultimate “Bond Moments”, such as ‘You Only Live Twice; Once when you are born and once when you look death in the face,’ are present throughout the campaign across TV, print, online and in-store.

“Just like Bond, men look and feel their best when they are properly prepared for any situation that comes their way,” said John Mang, Vice President, Global Gillette. “By partnering with SPECTRE, Jany Temime and The Fleming Estate, Gillette is showcasing the precise tools, skills and preparation that men need to be ready for their everyday ‘Bond Moments’.”

Gillette and SPECTRE presents: Bond Moments:


About SPECTRE:
A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond 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 directs for the second time. The film is produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions with a screenplay written by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>SPECTRE awarded for Largest film stunt explosion in history (November 10, 2015)
>IMAX® premiere for SPECTRE in Sweden (November 3, 2015)
>Box-office record for SPECTRE in Sweden at opening weekend (November 2, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Mexico City (November 2, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Paris (October 29, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Moscow (October 29, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Madrid (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Berlin (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Amsterdam (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Zurich (October 27, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Rome (October 27, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (October 20, 2015) VIDEO
>Third and last official trailer for SPECTRE (October 2, 2015) VIDEO
>Cover for original motion picture soundtrack for SPECTRE revealed (September 28, 2015)
>Scandinavian Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Copenhagen (September 28, 2015)
>The teme song, Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith, released (September 25, 2015)
>Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE book (September 24, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (September 23, 2015) VIDEO
>Heineken launch SPECTRE campaign with Daniel Craig (September 21, 2015)
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015) VIDEO
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015) VIDEO
>World Premiere SPECTRE announcement (July 17, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015) VIDEO
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015) VIDEO
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

For more SPECTRE news featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Sam Smith in the official video for Writing's On The Wall. © 2015 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Danjaq, LLC and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

For more information about the James Bond franchise, visit the official website:

www.007.com

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8 OCTOBER 2015
BOX-OFFICE SALES FOR SPECTRE OPENS IN SWEDEN

The sale of tickets for the Swedish premiere of SPECTRE on 30th October 2015 now open at SF.se. Like the previous Bond film, Skyfall (2012), The film is distributed by SF Film in the Nordic region.

At 0:07am Swedish time on Thursday 8th October, the box-office for SPECTRE opened across Sweden giving the Swedish cinema audience an opportunity to book their tickets in advance to see Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment’s new Bond film, SPECTRE.

SPECTRE is first released in the UK and Ireland on 26th October and then rolled out around the world. The film opens in the US on 6th November..

FSWL can also announce that there won't be any gala premiere in Sweden this time, the Scandinavian premiere takes place in Copenhagen on 27th October with actors Léa Seydoux & Jesper Christensen and producer Michael G. Wilson as guests of honor.

Note: For the first time ever, the film will open to the UK public on the same night as the World Premiere in London, giving audiences the opportunity to be the first in the world to see the hugely-anticipated 24th film in the James Bond franchise.

About SPECTRE:
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 directs for the second time and Daniel Craig returns for the fourth time as James Bond 007. The film is produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions with a screenplay written by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade.

The last official trailer for SPECTRE:


News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Official music video for Writing's On The Wall (October 4, 2015) VIDEO
>Third and last official trailer for SPECTRE (October 2, 2015) VIDEO
>Cover for original motion picture soundtrack for SPECTRE revealed (September 28, 2015)
>Scandinavian Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Copenhagen (September 28, 2015)
>The teme song, Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith, released (September 25, 2015)
>Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE book (September 24, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (September 23, 2015) VIDEO
>Heineken launch SPECTRE campaign with Daniel Craig (September 21, 2015)
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>OMEGA presents SPECTRE model of the Seamaster 300 M (August 14, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015) VIDEO
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015) VIDEO
>World Premiere SPECTRE announcement (July 17, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015) VIDEO
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015) VIDEO
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
CD cover for the soundtrack to SPECTRE. © 2015 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Danjaq, LLC and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

For more information about the James Bond franchise, visit the official website:

www.007.com

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4 OCTOBER 2015
OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR WRITING'S ON THE WALL

The official video for Writing's On The Wall, Sam Smith's theme song for SPECTRE (the fourth James Bond film with Daniel Craig in the lead role), was released on Monday 4th October 2015.

For the first time ever, the film will open to the public on the same night as the World Premiere in London, giving audiences the opportunity to be the first in the world to see the hugely-anticipated 24th film in the James Bond franchise.

Following the World Premiere and release in the UK and Ireland on 26th October, SPECTRE will begin its rollout in territories around the world. The film will premieres in USA on 6th November.

The official video for Writing’s On The Wall, UK’s Number One single and theme song for SPECTRE:


About SPECTRE:
A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond 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 directs for the second time. The film is produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions with a screenplay written by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Third and last official trailer for SPECTRE (October 2, 2015) VIDEO
>Cover for original motion picture soundtrack for SPECTRE revealed (September 28, 2015)
>Scandinavian Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Copenhagen (September 28, 2015)
>The teme song, Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith, released (September 25, 2015)
>Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE book (September 24, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (September 23, 2015) VIDEO
>Heineken launch SPECTRE campaign with Daniel Craig (September 21, 2015)
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>OMEGA presents SPECTRE model of the Seamaster 300 M (August 14, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015) VIDEO
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015) VIDEO
>World Premiere SPECTRE announcement (July 17, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015) VIDEO
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015) VIDEO
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Sam Smith in the official video for Writing's On The Wall. © 2015 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Danjaq, LLC and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

For more information about the James Bond franchise, visit the official website:

www.007.com

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2 OCTOBER 2015
THIRD AND LAST TRAILER FOR SPECTRE ONLINE

A third look at SPECTRE with the final official trailer released. The new trailer, just over a minute long, features many new scenes between James Bond (Daniel Craig) and Oberhauser (Christoph Waltz).
SPECTRE is released in the UK on 26th October and in USA on 6th November.


FSWL founder Anders Frejdh summarize:
"Amazing trailers for the most anticipated film in 2015, particularly for Bond fans around the world. It seems we're in for a real treat as SPECTRE certainly looks to be what everyone wanted, a classic James Bond film."

The third and final trailer for SPECTRE:


About SPECTRE:
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 directs for the second time and Daniel Craig returns for the fourth time as James Bond 007. The film is produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions with a screenplay written by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Cover for original motion picture soundtrack for SPECTRE revealed (September 28, 2015)
>Scandinavian Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Copenhagen (September 28, 2015)
>The teme song, Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith, released (September 25, 2015)
>Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE book (September 24, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (September 23, 2015) VIDEO
>Heineken launch SPECTRE campaign with Daniel Craig (September 21, 2015)
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>OMEGA presents SPECTRE model of the Seamaster 300 M (August 14, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015) VIDEO
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015) VIDEO
>World Premiere SPECTRE announcement (July 17, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015) VIDEO
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015) VIDEO
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
CD cover for the soundtrack to SPECTRE. © 2015 Decca Records/Universal. All rights reserved.

For more information about the James Bond franchise, visit the official website:

www.007.com

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OCTOBER 2015
TOTAL FILM SPECTRE ISSUE (OCTOBER 2015)

The October 2015 issue of the British film magazine Total Film is out and top of the pile is Bond, James Bond, who’s sprinting back into cinemas courtesy of MGM.

How DO you make a Bond film that's even bigger and better than Skyfall (2012) (2012)? Total Film's on a mission to find some answers in this issue, talking exclusively to Daniel Craig, Sam Mendes and the rest of the team behind 007's 24th movie, SPECTRE.

Meanwhile, they asked, you voted: and now they can reveal the 30 greatest Star Wars characters. TF also talks to Sienna Miller (on Bradley Cooper, knife skills and why G.I. Joe was a no-no), Andrew Garfield (from Spidey to Scorsese) and Rachel Weisz (“I love being outside in the mud!”). Also on set of Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and take a guided tour of Neverland with Hugh Jackman.

Plus, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, the return of Back To The Future and the world's best movie reviews.

Previous issues of Total Film covering James Bond featured on From Sweden With Love:
>Total Film: June 2012
>Total Film: November 2008
>Total Film: April 2008
>Total Film: December 2006
>Total Film: December 2002
>Total Film: December 1999
>Total Film: November 1997

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015)
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015)
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015)
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015)
>Jaguar and Land Rover announces SPECTRE partnership (February 9, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

Photo above:
Cover for the October 2015 issue of Total Film featuring Daniel Craig.

For more information about Total Film: visit the official website:

www.gamesradar.com/total-film-latest-issue/

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25 SEPTEMBER 2015
SAM SMITH'S WRITING'S ON THE WALL RELEASED

The theme song for the new James Bond film, SPECTRE starring Daniel Craig as Ian Fleming's agent 007, available online.

FSWL founder Anders Frejdh comments: "A well-written ballad that demonstrates the full range of Sam Smith's extraordinary voice and already is a classic Bond song that grows every time you hear it."

>Order the song from Amazon
>Order from iTunes
>Listen on Spotify

Writing's On The Wall is performed by Sam Smith. The song is produced by Disclosure & Jimmy Napes and written by Jimmy Napes & Sam Smith.

[Verse 1:]
I've been here before
But always hit the floor
I've spent a lifetime running
And I always get away
But with you I'm feeling something
That makes me want to stay

I'm prepared for this
I never shoot to miss
But I feel like a storm is coming
If I'm gonna make it through the day
Then there's no use in running
This is something I gotta face

[Pre-Chorus:]
If I risk it all
Could you break my fall?

[Chorus:]
How do I live? How do I breathe?
When you're not here I'm suffocating
I want to feel love, run through my blood
Tell me is this where I give it all up?
For you I have to risk it all
Cause the writing's on the wall

[Verse 2:]
A million shards of glass
That haunt me from my past
As the stars begin to gather
And the light begins to fade
When all hope begins to shatter
Know that I won't be afraid

[Pre-Chorus:]
If I risk it all
Could you break my fall?

[Chorus:]
How do I live? How do I breathe?
When you're not here I'm suffocating
I want to feel love, run through my blood
Tell me is this where I give it all up?
For you I have to risk it all
Cause the writing's on the wall

[Bridge: Instrumental]
The writing's on the wall

[Chorus:]
How do I live? How do I breathe?
When you're not here I'm suffocating
I want to feel love, run through my blood
Tell me is this where I give it all up?
How do I live? How do I breathe?
When you're not here I'm suffocating
I want to feel love, run through my blood
Tell me is this where I give it all up?
For you I have to risk it all
Cause the writing's on the wall

SPECTRE opens in the UK on 26th October 2015, in Sweden on the 30th, and in the US on 6th November 2015.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (September 23, 2015)
>Heineken launch SPECTRE campaign with Daniel Craig (September 21, 2015)
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015)
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015)
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015)
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Cover for the “Writing’s On The Wall” CD single, the official theme song for SPECTRE. © 2015 Capitol Records. All rights reserved.

For more information about the James Bond franchise, visit the official website:

www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0153SUYU4/fromswedenwit-21/

Tags:

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24 SEPTEMBER 2015
EMPIRE MAGAZINE SPECTRE ISSUE (NOV 2015)

The November 2015 issue of Empire Magazine features 38 pages about the new James Bond film, SPECTRE, starring Daniel Craig as Ian Fleming's agent 007. Don't miss it.

Exclusive:
The director of SPECTRE, Sam Mendes, is the Guest Editor of the 38-page issue of globe-spanning exclusives, plus, Mendes' personal on-set pictures.

SPECTRE opens in the UK on 26th October 2015, in Sweden on the 30th, and in the US on 6th November 2015.

Previous issues of Empire covering James Bond featured on From Sweden With Love:
>Empire: October 2012
>Empire: June 2012
>Empire: October 2008
>Empire: December 2006
>Empire: September 2006
>Empire: December 2002
>Empire: December 1999
>Empire: January 1998
>Empire: December 1995

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015)
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015)
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015)
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Daniel Craig as James Bond and Christoph Waltz as Oberhauser in SPECTRE. © 2015 Empire Magazine. All rights reserved.

For more information about the James Bond franchise, visit the official website:

www.007.com

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23 SEPTEMBER 2015
NEW VIDEO LOG FROM THE FILMING OF SPECTRE

The SIXTH official video from the production of SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond film. The new footage focuses 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.”

Official video log #6: The action of SPECTRE:


About the film:
Sam Mendes directs for the second time and Daniel Craig returns for the fourth time as James Bond 007. The film is produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions with a screenplay written by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade.

The previous film, Skyfall (2012) (2012), is the most financially successful Bond film of all time. It grossed 1.1 billion dollars worldwide.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Heineken launch SPECTRE campaign with Daniel Craig (September 21, 2015)
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015)
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015)
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015)
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Official poster for SPECTRE. © 2015 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Danjaq, LLC and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

For more information about the James Bond franchise, visit the official website:

www.007.com

Tags:

#spectre

21 SEPTEMBER 2015
HEINEKEN LAUNCH ITS SPECTRE CAMPAIGN

For the seventh time, Heineken (distributed by Spendrups in Sweden) has teamed up with the James Bond franchise and launched its latest campaign in time for SPECTRE, the eagerly awaited new 007 film.

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:

Heineken reveals SPECTRE TV ad starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, plus world's first ever selfie from space

Amsterdam, 21 September 2015 - As part of its integrated global SPECTRE campaign, Heineken® has unveiled a new TV ad featuring Daniel Craig as James Bond, in a high speed boat chase. In addition, it also announced an exciting digital campaign featuring the world's first ever selfie from space, dubbed the 'Spyfie'.

Heineken®'s SPECTRE campaign is the brand's largest global marketing platform of 2015. SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond adventure, from Albert R. Broccoli's EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, will be released in the UK on October 26 and in the US on November 6.

The Heineken® TVC will be launched mobile-first via Facebook, and will be shown on TV and cinema screens worldwide 24 hours later. Heineken® is the only SPECTRE partner who has created a TVC starring Daniel Craig.

Heineken®'s TVC uses SPECTRE cinematographers and stuntmen to ensure the action sequences are authentically Bond. The added twist involves a young woman, Zara, who accidentally becomes involved in a high-speed boat chase where she helps the world's favourite spy to save the day.



For its digital SPECTRE campaign, Heineken® will once again be pushing the boundaries of modern technology, and will be taking the world's first ever selfie from space. For the Spyfie, Heineken® has partnered with Urthecast to take ultra HD imagery using its camera on the Deimos satellite, currently in orbit 600km above the Earth's surface.

Via a relay of technology, Heineken® will create a selfie for the lucky attendees, recruited from around the world, of the brand's exclusive SPECTRE screening event in a secret location in early November. The Spyfie content will be bespoke for each attendee of the top secret experiential event, and will be sent to their mobile devices for use on social media.



Hans Erik Tuijt, Director Global Heineken® Sponsorship said, "In celebration of a partnership spanning 18 years, our SPECTRE campaign is our most innovative ever. The very nature of the Bond film franchise gives us opportunities to take a cutting-edge and pioneering approach that both excites and adds real value to the film fan's experience. By featuring Daniel Craig in our TVC and activating Spyfie once again we will give fans access to the world of James Bond".

To further heighten anticipation ahead of the movie's release this autumn, fans will be given access to exclusive SPECTRE content, through an estimated half a billion SPECTRE bottles on sale around the world. Fans simply scan the Heineken® logo on special edition SPECTRE bottles, cans and packs to unlock exclusive content with Daniel Craig, plus behind the scenes footage from five of the movie's dramatic locations; Mexico City, Rome, London, Austria and Morocco.

Heineken®'s association with the James Bond film franchise dates back to 1997's Tomorrow Never Dies, with SPECTRE being the seventh consecutive film in the partnership.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015)
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015)
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015)
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Official photo from Heineken's The Chase starring Daniel Craig. © 2015 Heineken. All rights reserved.

For more information about the James Bond franchise, visit the official website:

www.007.com

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15 SEPTEMBER 2015
NAOMIE HARRIS & DAVE BAUTISTA IN FRANKFURT

SPECTRE cast members Naomie Harris (Moneypenny) and David Bautista (Hinx) attended star-studded event for Jaguar Land Rover at Frankfurt Motor show.

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:

Jaguar and Land Rover stunt vehicles Jaguar C-X75, Range Rover Sport SVR and Land Rover Defender make international debut in Frankfurt, Germany

(Frankfurt, Germany) – September 15, 2015 - Today, Jaguar Land Rover celebrated their vehicles appearing in the new Bond adventure, SPECTRE. Cars, including the Jaguar C-X75, Range Rover Sport SVR and the iconic Land Rover Defender, stole the show as they were unveiled in public for the first time at the palatial Thurn und Taxis in Frankfurt.

Naomie Harris (Moneypenny) and David Bautista (Hinx) were guests of honor at the glamorous event showcasing special stunt vehicles used in the latest instalment of the James Bond series. Guests were entertained by British singer and musician John Newman, who performed a number of top ten hits from his album.

SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond film from Albert R. Broccoli's EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, sees the Jaguar C-X75 drive through the moonlit streets of Rome in one of the movie's most iconic high speed chase scenes. Driven by Hinx, played by David Bautista, the C-X75 supercar, named the most advanced Jaguar ever created, was provided by Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) in collaboration with development partner Williams Advanced Engineering headquarters in Oxfordshire, England.

SVO was created in June 2014 to focus on meeting the increasing expectations of today's most discerning and enthusiastic Jaguar and Land Rover customers. Working on the development of high performance versions of existing models, luxury bespoke commissions and limited run collector editions, it represents the very pinnacle of the two iconic brands.

Specially modified Land Rover Defenders and the fastest, most powerful Land Rover ever, the Range Rover Sport SVR also star in major action sequences shot in Austria. The highly capable Defenders were constructed by the JLR Special Operations division with huge 37-inch diameter off-road tyres and enhanced body protection to tackle the challenging terrain of the snow-covered mountain roads used for filming.

Actor David Bautista said, "To have the opportunity to be a part of an iconic chase scene in a Bond movie and to drive the C-X75 supercar was like a dream come true for me. It truly is a beautiful beast of a car that will go down in movie history."

Naomie Harris, who will reprise the role of Moneypenny in SPECTRE said, "I made my Bond debut in the Defender, and I have so many fond memories shooting that sequence in Istanbul. It's such a special franchise to be a part of, and I'm thrilled to be here in Frankfurt with the Jaguar Land Rover team".

Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations, John Edwards, said, "For Jaguar Land Rover to once again be a part of the iconic vehicle line ups in one of the most celebrated film franchises in the world represents a proud moment for us. It's an incredible opportunity to showcase production and concept cars alike and we look forward to continuing this relationship well into the future."

Fans around the world will be treated to a host of exclusive SPECTRE content on Jaguar and Land Rover's social channels and brand new websites, including special access to unseen footage and interviews with the design, SVO and stunt teams as well as a stunning 360 dynamic walk-around of the Jaguar C-X75.

SPECTRE is released in the U.S. in November.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015)
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015)
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015)
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

Editor's note:
For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Naomie Harris in Frankfurt promoting the Jaguar C-X75 from SPECTRE. © 2015 Jaguar. All rights reserved.

For more information about the James Bond franchise, visit the official website:

www.007.com

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14 SEPTEMBER 2015
BOLLINGER SPECTRE LIMITED EDITION BOTTLE

Champagne Bollinger announces the launch of its SPECTRE Limited Edition bottle, to coincide with the launch of SPECTRE in October (Europe) and November (USA). Before the premiere of Skyfall in October 2012 another limited edition James Bond bottle was released, Bollinger 002 for 007.

Bollinger first featured in Live and Let Die in 1973.

In 1978, Albert R. “Cubby” Broccoli, the James Bond film producer met Christian Bizot, General Manager of Champagne Bollinger at the time, thereby uncorking an everlasting friendship between the two families. Bond and Bollinger have proven to be a logical and natural pairing: two legends who share a number of core values, such as excellence, elegance and character.

Ever since, Champagne Bollinger has been the champagne of James Bond, a key element in his effervescent seduction of the fairer sex and a symbol of his oh-so British style.

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:
To celebrate the release of SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond adventure, Bollinger Champagne is launching a new, limited edition bottle, inspired by the style and sophistication of the world of Bond.

The SPECTRE limited edition contains a unique Bollinger cuvee, a 2009 vintage exclusively released to celebrate the partnership.

The bottle is encased in a limited edition chill box, designed by Carré Basset, which keeps the bottle chilled for 2 hours after refrigeration. With its innovative design, the chill box has been produced entirely in metal by Virojanglor.

The release of the SPECTRE limited edition marks a continuation of a long lasting partnership between EON Productions, the producers of the Bond franchise and the House of Bollinger.

Bollinger has featured in 14 Bond films. It has been the exclusive champagne partner since Moonraker (1979) in 1979.

"Our limited edition is a unique opportunity to discover this rare 2009 vintage expression from Bollinger, presented in an innovative gift box inspired by the legendary elegance of agent 007."
Jérôme Philipon, Président de Champagne Bollinger

Bollinger SPECTRE limited edition is available from top wine retailers at a recommended retail price of €160.

SPECTRE is due for general release on 6 november 2015.

Editor's Note:
Bollinger Champagne was served at the charity gala during FSWL's James Bond festival in Stockholm last year.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015)
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015)
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015)
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

Editor's note:
For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
The Bollinger SPECTRE limited edition package. © 2015 Champagne Bollinger. All rights reserved.

For more information about the James Bond franchise, visit the official website:

www.007.com

Tags:

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13 SEPTEMBER 2015
NAOMIE HARRIS IN SPECTRE AD FOR SONY MOBILE

Sony's new campaign film features Miss Moneypenny (played by Naomie Harris) delivering brand new technologies that have been Made for Bond. Set against a backdrop of London’s iconic Southbank, Miss Moneypenny uses Sony's RX100 IV camera to capture super slow motion surveillance of the bad guys, before a chase unfolds as she tries to deliver Bond’s Sony Xperia Z5 smartphone.

• Directed by Daniel Kleinman – the man behind many of the legendary Bond title sequences



OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:

Moneypenny takes the lead in campaign film for Sony
London, United Kingdom – Ahead of the release of the highly anticipated motion picture SPECTRE, Sony has unveiled its 'Made for Bond' advertising campaign, which stars Naomie Harris as Moneypenny. SPECTRE, from Albert R. Broccoli's EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, will be released in the UK on October 26 and in the US on November 6.

Packing a powerful punch, the short film follows a tense chase across London's South Bank as Moneypenny fights off mysterious villains to deliver Bond's Xperia Z5 phone. Using state-of-the-art tools, including an advanced compact RX100 IV Cyber-shot camera, she captures surveillance in super-slow motion.

The 60-second piece has been produced by the legendary British director Danny Kleinman. Created by ad agency adam & eveDDB with production company Rattling Stick, the majority of the campaign film was shot on Sony's F65 professional 4K cinema camera, interspersed with 'slow motion' surveillance that can be seen through the screen of the RX100 IV camera, and photography shown on the screen of the Xperia Z5.

Kleinman says, "The campaign film truly captures the excitement of the chase, being on a mission and taking the viewer on the journey, all set against an iconic London backdrop."

Harris adds, "London provides the perfect setting for the campaign film. Ultimately, at the centre of Bond is Britishness, so it was really important that the ad was shot here. It is not your traditional commercial; it's an action-packed mini movie in itself."

Kazuo Hirai, President and CEO, Sony Corporation adds, "Sony has been a proud partner of the iconic Bond films since Casino Royale. While both the Xperia Z5 and RX100 IV are action-packed and full of features, they are also real, everyday-life gadgets. Whether being used by Moneypenny on undercover surveillance or a creative photographer who wants to take and share outstanding photography captured on social channels, they're easy to use, pocketable and award-winning products for day-to-day and secret agent use alike."

The campaign officially launches with the TV commercial, which will first air in the UK on 1st October 2015 and will run until 8th November. The media campaign led by MediaCom also encompasses print, retail, digital and OOH.

With its compact size, the power of the premium RX100 IV camera – featuring the a world's first 1.0 inch type stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor, 40x super-slow-motion video capture at up to 1000fps, and the ability to speedily read data 5x faster than previous models – makes it the perfect accessory for Moneypenny.

With the fastest autofocus in a leading smartphone delivering a ground-breaking speed of just 0.03 seconds, a fingerprint sensor integrated within the iconic power button, and beautifully sleek waterproof design, the Xperia Z5 is an advanced next-generation smartphone ideal for Bond.

The Xperia Z5 Made for Bond edition with exclusive themes and video content will be available exclusively with Vodafone in the UK from 5th October.

Sony. Made for Bond.

About SPECTRE:
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. 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.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015)
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015)
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015)
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015)
>Jaguar and Land Rover announces SPECTRE partnership (February 9, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

Editor's note:
For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Naomie Harris in the SPECTRE campaign for Sony Mobile. © 2015 Sony. All rights reserved.

For more information about the James Bond franchise, visit the official website:

www.007.com

Tags:

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11 SEPTEMBER 2015
ASTON MARTIN DB10 SPECTRE STUNT VIDEO

007 will once again drive an Aston Martin in the forthcoming James Bond film SPECTRE. On this occasion it will be the stunning Aston Martin DB10 - a model developed specifically for the film and built in-house by Aston Martin's design and engineering teams.

Celebrating an enduring relationship, which started with the iconic DB5, the DB10 gives a glimpse to the future design direction for the next generation of Aston Martins.

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:

SPECTRE stunt driver puts Aston Martin DB10 through its paces

11 September 2015, Gaydon - Aston Martin is today revealing a short video featuring SPECTRE stunt driver Mark Higgins at the wheel of James Bond’s newest Aston Martin – the DB10.

The DB10 was developed specifically for SPECTRE and just ten examples have been built. The exclusive sports car celebrates Aston Martin’s half century association with James Bond, which started with the iconic DB5.

Official Built for Bond... Aston Martin DB10 video:


Editor's Note:
An Aston Martin Rapide S was displayed at the charity gala during FSWL's James Bond festival in Stockholm last year.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015)
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015)
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015)
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

For more posts on Aston Martin cars featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
The Aston Martin DB10 featured in SPECTRE. © 2015 Aston Martin. All rights reserved.

For more information about the James Bond franchise, visit the official website:

www.007.com

Tags:

#spectre

11 SEPTEMBER 2015
007 HAS CROCKETT & JONES SHOES IN SPECTRE

Crockett & Jones officially confirms that James Bond wears shoes manufactured by them in the 24th James Bond film adventure, SPECTRE. (Many thanks to Bond Lifestyle for the alert.)

"We hope you are all as eagerly awaiting the film as we are at Crockett & Jones. And a huge thank you to EON Productions and their styling/wardrobe department."

OFFICIAL MESSAGE:

James Bond wears Crockett & Jones shoes in the 24th Bond film, SPECTRE

Northampton shoe manufacturer, Crockett & Jones is very pleased to announce that it has once again supplied a selection of styles, to the character James Bond in the 24th Bond film, SPECTRE. These include; Camberley in black calf, Alex in black calf, Northcote in black wax calf, Norwich in black calf, Radnor in black calf and Swansea in dark brown suede.

All styles are available from Crockett & Jones retail shops in London, Birmingham, New York, Paris and Brussels.

Directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Monica Belluci, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris and Dave Bautista. SPECTRE will be on cinema screens in the UK from the 26th October 2015.

About Crockett & Jones:
Founded in 1879 by James Crockett & his brother-in-law, Charles Jones, the world renowned 5th generation Northampton shoemaker, stands at the pinnacle of the footwear industry. Synonymous with English shoemaking at its very finest, the company is still firmly dedicated to the highest standards of traditional craftsmanship and an uncompromising commitment to quality - second to none.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015)
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015)
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015)
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015)
>Jaguar and Land Rover announces SPECTRE partnership (February 9, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

Editor's note:
For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Crockett & Jones shoes in SPECTRE. © 2015 Crockett & Jones. All rights reserved.

For more information about the James Bond franchise, visit the official website:

www.007.com

Tags:

#spectre

10 SEPTEMBER 2015
STEPHANIE SIGMAN IN SPECTRE AD FOR BELVEDERE

Belvedere Vodka's latest campaign features Mexican actress Stephanie Sigman, who plays the role of Estrella in the opening scene of SPECTRE.

“Ordering a vodka martini takes knowledge and self-assurance, which has been demonstrated effortlessly by James Bond throughout the years” states Stephanie Sigman.

“His cool attitude and stylish sophistication have gone hand in hand with his choice of vodka martini. Belvedere is a great match.”

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:
Belvedere Vodka celebrates SPECTRE 007 partnership at the Freedom Tower in New York City

New York, September 10, 2015 – Last night, Belvedere Vodka, the world’s original luxury vodka, hosted a private event at the One World Observatory in the Freedom Tower to celebrate its partnership with the highly anticipated 24th Bond adventure from Albert R. Broccoli's EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, SPECTRE, due for release in the UK on October 26, 2015 and in the US on November 6, 2015.

Belvedere revealed a global advertising campaign featuring Mexican actress Stephanie Sigman, who plays the role of Estrella in the opening scene of SPECTRE. The TV campaign, directed by director Antoine Bardou-Jacquet, is a journey revealing the intricacies of the legendary martini cocktail.

Martha Hunt, Sean O’Pry, Leigh Lezark, Estelle, Derek Blasberg, Cory Kennedy, RJ King, Bettina Prentice and Gia Genevieve were among those who ascended to the top floor of the tallest building in the Western hemisphere. Sipping Belvedere SPECTRE 007 martinis and taking in the spectacular vista overlooking New York City, guests enjoyed the sounds courtesy of DJ Virgil Abloh.

During the evening, Belvedere presented the Belvedere 007 SPECTRE bottle, a special edition featuring the iconic gun barrel and 007 logo, along with the luminous metallic Belvedere 007 Silver Saber. Both limited edition collector’s items will be available beginning in September.

President of Belvedere Vodka Charles Gibb commented: “James Bond is recognized as the most admired and influential tastemaker in the world. We’re delighted that Belvedere is partnering with SPECTRE, our largest global partnership to date.”

Excellent choice, Mr. Bond



BELVEDERE SPECTRE 007 MARTINI:
60ml (2oz) Belvedere Vodka
10ml (1/3oz) Dry vermouth
1 Sicilian green olive
5ml (1/6oz) Sicilian green olive brine

Gently muddle olives in base of mixing glass. Add remaining ingredients and shake hard with ice. Double strain into a chilled martini glass.

About SPECTRE:
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. 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.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015)
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015)
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015)
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015)
>Jaguar and Land Rover announces SPECTRE partnership (February 9, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

Editor's note:
For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Stephanie Sigman in the SPECTRE campaign for Belvedere Vodka. © 2015 Belvedere Vodka. All rights reserved.

For more information about the James Bond franchise, visit the official website:

www.007.com

Tags:

#spectre

8 SEPTEMBER 2015
SAM SMITH TO SING TITLE SONG TO SPECTRE (2015)

Official confirmation that British artist Sam Smith sings the title song for SPECTRE (2015), the 24th James Bond film which premieres in the UK on 26th October 2015. (The Swedish premiere is on 30th October 2015.)

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:

CULVER CITY, California, September 8, 2015 – Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment today confirmed that Sam Smith has recorded “Writing’s On The Wall,” the theme song to SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond adventure. SPECTRE will be released in the UK on October 26 and in the US on November 6. The song, released by Capitol Records, will debut and be available to purchase and stream on September 25.

Multi-platinum selling artist Sam Smith has co-written the title song, “Writing’s On The Wall,” with fellow GRAMMY® Award winner Jimmy Napes. It is the first James Bond theme song recorded by a British male solo artist since 1965. Smith’s debut album In The Lonely Hour launched at No. 1 in the UK and bowed in at No. 2 in the US, and has since earned five No.1 UK singles, four GRAMMY® Awards, three Brit Awards, six MOBO Awards, Q and AMA Awards.

Commenting on the announcement, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, the producers of SPECTRE, said, “Sam and Jimmy have written the most inspirational song for SPECTRE and with Sam’s extraordinary vocal performance, ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ will surely be considered one of the greatest Bond songs of all time.”

Smith said: “This is one of the highlights of my career. I am honoured to finally announce that I will be singing the next Bond theme song. I am so excited to be a part of this iconic British legacy and join an incredible line up of some of my biggest musical inspirations. I hope you all enjoy the song as much as I enjoyed making it.”

The 23 previous James Bond theme songs make up some of the most memorable movie music of all time. The previous Bond theme song, “Skyfall,” was performed by Adele, and was honored with the Academy Award® and Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, the Brit Award for British Single of the Year, and the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media.

ABOUT SPECTRE:
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. 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.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015)
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 23, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015)
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015)
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015)
>Jaguar and Land Rover announces SPECTRE partnership (February 9, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Cover for the “Writing’s On The Wall” CD single, the official theme song for SPECTRE. © 2015 Capitol Records. All rights reserved.

For more information about the James Bond franchise, visit the official website:

www.007.com

Tags:

#spectre

7 SEPTEMBER 2015
BOX-OFFICE SALES FOR SPECTRE OPENS IN THE UK

Official box-office announcement for SPECTRE, the fourth James Bond film starring Daniel Craig.

At 7:00pm UK time on Monday 7th September (the day after FSWL's 11th anniversary), the box-office for SPECTRE will open across the UK and Ireland, giving cinema audiences the opportunity to book their tickets in advance to see Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment’s new Bond film, SPECTRE.

For the first time ever, the film will open to the public on the same night as the World Premiere in London, giving audiences the opportunity to be the first in the world to see the hugely-anticipated 24th film in the James Bond franchise.

Following the World Premiere and release in the UK and Ireland on 26th October, SPECTRE will begin its rollout in territories around the world. The film will release in the US on November 6, 2015.

The latest official trailer for SPECTRE:


News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015)
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015)
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015)
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

Editor's note:
For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

For more information about SPECTRE, visit Sony Pictures’ official website:

www.007.com

Tags:

#spectre

3 SEPTEMBER 2015
NEW OFFICIAL SPECTRE (2015) POSTER REVEALED

Another official poster for SPECTRE (2015) which premieres in the UK on 26th October 2015. (The Swedish premiere is on 30th October 2015.)

The latest official poster for SPECTRE was released today and features Daniel Craig as James Bond. Craig is also noted as co-producer on the film.

About the film:
A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra, 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, the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M. Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny and Q to help him seek out Madeleine Swann, the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White, 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.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015)
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 23, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015)
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015)
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015)
>Jaguar and Land Rover announces SPECTRE partnership (February 9, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

Editor's note:
For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Official poster for SPECTRE. © 2015 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Danjaq, LLC and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

For more information about the James Bond franchise, visit the official website:

www.007.com

Tags:

#spectre

14 AUGUST 2015
OMEGA SEAMASTER 300 SPECTRE LIMITED EDITION

With a long tradition of James Bond watches, OMEGA presents another new watch (following the Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M presented in February 2015) to coincide with the release of SPECTRE. The latest OMEGA model, Seamaster 300 SPECTRE, is limited to 7,007 pieces worldwide.

Previous James Bond OMEGA watches include the Seamaster Planet Ocean (limited to 5,007 pieces) for the release of 2006's Casino Royale, the Seamaster Diver 300M for the release of 2008's Quantum of Solace (limited to 10,007 pieces) and the 50th anniversary (of the cinematic 007) editions of the Seamaster Diver 300M (the 41 mm version a limited edition of 11,007 pieces, the 36.25 mm version of 3,007 pieces).

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: (14 August, 2015)
Daniel Craig visits the OMEGA factory in Villeret, Switzerland

The actor sees production of the new OMEGA Seamaster 300 SPECTRE Limited Edition, which will go on sale in September.

Daniel Craig has made a special visit to the heart of the Swiss watchmaking industry for the inauguration of the OMEGA factory in Villeret, Switzerland. The actor who reprises his role as James Bond in SPECTRE, the 24th Bond adventure, was given a guided tour, as well as exclusive access to the factory’s assembly line. During the visit he was also shown production of the new OMEGA Seamaster 300 “SPECTRE” Limited Edition.

For OMEGA, Daniel Craig’s visit to Villeret was a momentous occasion. Together with Nick Hayek, Swatch Group CEO, and Stephen Urquhart, President of OMEGA, Craig was shown exactly what goes into making OMEGA watches such as the one he wears in SPECTRE. As an avid collector himself, he was fascinated by the engineering and expertise on show.

“I think what was so impressive was the fact that these watches are made from the ground up. You start with nothing, and then there’s suddenly a working watch. That’s the beauty of it. To see the engineering that goes into it and the legacy that goes into it, that’s what fascinated me.”

The Seamaster has been James Bond's watch since GoldenEye (1995) (1995), with its naval history and classic style, the watch perfectly reflects Bond’s character. Now, in celebration of the new movie, fans and watch collectors will be able to buy the model worn by 007 in SPECTRE, as the OMEGA Seamaster 300 will go on sale as a limited edition. The release marks a first for the partnership; until now, only commemorative editions have been used to celebrate OMEGA's link with the franchise.

The watch features a bi-directional, rotating diving bezel, made from black, polished ceramic, combined with a LiquidMetal® 12 hour scale, so that time can be kept with any country in the world.

Other unique features include the "lollipop" central seconds hands, as well as the 5-stripe black and grey NATO strap. On the bracelet's strap holder, the 007 gun logo has been engraved.

Each watch has its own unique serial number engraved on the back along with the SPECTRE film logo, celebrating the latest on-screen adventure. Inside, the watch is driven by the highly innovative OMEGA Master Co-Axial calibre 8400, a revolutionary movement in its own right.

This special timepiece will be limited to just 7,007 pieces. It will be available in selected boutiques from September

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Third and last official trailer for SPECTRE (October 2, 2015) VIDEO
>Cover for original motion picture soundtrack for SPECTRE revealed (September 28, 2015)
>Scandinavian Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Copenhagen (September 28, 2015)
>The teme song, Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith, released (September 25, 2015)
>Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE book (September 24, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (September 23, 2015) VIDEO
>Heineken launch SPECTRE campaign with Daniel Craig (September 21, 2015)
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015) VIDEO
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015) VIDEO
>World Premiere SPECTRE announcement (July 17, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015) VIDEO
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015) VIDEO
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Editor's Note:
For more James Bond products presented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
The new James Bond watch, OMEGA Seamaster 300 SPECTRE Limited Edition. © 2015 OMEGA S.A. All rights reserved.

For more information about Omega's James Bond watches, visit the official website:

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13 AUGUST 2015
NEW VIDEO LOG FROM THE FILMING OF SPECTRE

The FIFTH official video from the production of SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond film, will be released on at 8am UK time on Thursday 13th August 2015. The new footage features director Sam Mendes as well as the latest Bond girls, Léa Seydoux and Monica Bellucci. The clip will give viewers a glimpse of the roles these actresses play in the film.

Sam Mendes comments, “In SPECTRE, the two women who Bond hooks up with, both have great mystery, they both have depths and for that you need fantastic actresses.”

Regarding her character, Léa Seydoux says, “She’s a doctor, she’s intelligent and very sensitive…”

About her character, Monica Bellucci adds, “She’s an Italian widow with secrets.”

Official Video log #5: The Bond Women of SPECTRE:


About the film:
Sam Mendes directs for the second time and Daniel Craig returns for the fourth time as James Bond 007. The film is produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions with a screenplay written by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade.

The previous film, Skyfall (2012) (2012), is the most financially successful Bond film of all time. It grossed 1.1 billion dollars worldwide.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 23, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015)
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015)
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015)
>Jaguar and Land Rover announces SPECTRE partnership (February 9, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

Editor's note:
For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Léa Seydoux as Madeleine Swann in SPECTRE. Photo by Jonathan Olley. © 2015 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Danjaq, LLC and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

For more information about SPECTRE, visit Sony Pictures’ official website:

www.007.com

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22 JULY 2015
OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR SPECTRE (2015) ONLINE

A second look at SPECTRE, due for global release on 6th November 2015, when the trailer for the film is released.

On Wednesday July 22nd at 9.00am (CET), the trailer for the 24th James Bond film, SPECTRE, was released worldwide.

Watch the new trailer for SPECTRE. A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond 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.

Released in the UK on October 26, and in the US on November 6, 2015.

Official trailer #2 for SPECTRE:


Sam Mendes directs for the second time and Daniel Craig returns for the fourth time as James Bond 007. The film is produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions with a screenplay written by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade.

The previous film, Skyfall (2012) (2012), is the most financially successful Bond film of all time. It grossed 1.1 billion dollars worldwide.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015)
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015)
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015)
>Jaguar and Land Rover announces SPECTRE partnership (February 9, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

Editor's note:
For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
International teaser poster for SPECTRE. © 2015 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Danjaq, LLC and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

For more information about SPECTRE, visit Sony Pictures’ official website:

www.007.com

Tags:

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15 JUNE 2015
VIDEO FROM THE FILMING OF SPECTRE IN MEXICO

The FOURTH official video from the production of SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond film, is online. Focus is on Director Sam Mendes, Costume Designer Jany Temime, Costume Supervisors Anna Terrazas and Kenny Crouch, Crowd Hair Supervisor Tracey Smith, Line Producer Stacy Perskie and Make-Up Designer Naomi Donne. The video features a glimpse of the spectacular costumes created 1,500 extras in Mexico City for the opening scene of the film.

“I wanted the audience to be dropped right into the middle of a very, very specific, very heady, rich environment. It’s the Day of the Dead, everywhere you look there’s colour and detail and life. We’ve built floats and maquettes, the costumes are extraordinary and the craftsmanship is amazing.” - Sam Mendes



About the film:
A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015)
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015)
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015)
>Jaguar and Land Rover announces SPECTRE partnership (February 9, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

Editor's note:
For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Behind the scenes of SPECTRE in Mexico City. Photo by Steven Vaughan. © 2015 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Danjaq, LLC and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

For more information about SPECTRE, visit Sony Pictures’ official website:

www.007.com

Tags:

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10 JUNE 2015
EXTENDED TEASER TRAILER FOR SPECTRE ON TV

An extended version of the teaser trailer for SPECTRE (2015) has been broadcast on American television. The new version features much more (and SPECTACULAR!) action sequences than the original teaser trailer.

“I love the idea of this fantastic car [Aston Martin DB10] being in a sort of one-on-one battle with another incredible car from Jaguar, which is similarly extraordinary actually. So it’s a cat-and-mouse game through the night time streets of Rome, at great speed, between two of the fastest cars in the world.” - Sam Mendes

Watch the first 60 second SPECTRE TV spot which has aired in the US:


“It’s amazing. It’s one of those scenes that’s gonna be very iconic, I think. Just with the two cars racing through the streets of Rome – I mean, how often do you see that? It’s one of those things you only see in a James Bond film.” - Dave Bautista

About the film:
A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015)
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015)
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015)
>Jaguar and Land Rover announces SPECTRE partnership (February 9, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

Editor's note:
For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
The Aston Martin DB10 as featured in SPECTRE. © 2015 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Danjaq, LLC and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

For more information about SPECTRE, visit Sony Pictures’ official website:

www.007.com

Tags:

#spectre

30 APRIL 2015
VIDEO FROM THE FILMING OF SPECTRE IN ROME

The THIRD official video from the production of SPECTRE (2015) is online. The new video from the set of SPECTRE focuses on a car chase in Rome between Bond’s Aston Martin DB10 and the Jaguar C-X75 driven by Mr. Hinx (Dave Bautista).

“I love the idea of this fantastic car being in a sort of one-on-one battle with another incredible car from Jaguar, which is similarly extraordinary actually. So it’s a cat-and-mouse game through the night time streets of Rome, at great speed, between two of the fastest cars in the world.” - Sam Mendes

“It’s amazing. It’s one of those scenes that’s gonna be very iconic, I think. Just with the two cars racing through the streets of Rome – I mean, how often do you see that? It’s one of those things you only see in a James Bond film.” - Dave Bautista

About the film:
A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.



News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015)
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015)
>Jaguar and Land Rover announces SPECTRE partnership (February 9, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

Editor's note:
For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
The Aston Martin DB10 and Jaguar C-X75 in SPECTRE. © 2015 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Danjaq, LLC and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

For more information about SPECTRE, visit Sony Pictures’ official website:

www.007.com

Tags:

#spectre

28 MARCH 2015
OFFICIAL TEASER TRAILER FOR SPECTRE ONLINE

A first look at SPECTRE, due for global release on 6th November 2015, when the teaser trailer for the film is released.

On Saturday March 28th at 0.45am (CET), the teaser trailer for the 24th James Bond film, SPECTRE, was released worldwide.

Synopsis:
A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

Official teaser trailer:


Sam Mendes directs for the second time and Daniel Craig returns for the fourth time as James Bond 007. The film is produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions with a screenplay written by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade.

The previous film, Skyfall (2012) (2012), is the most financially successful Bond film of all time. It grossed 1.1 billion dollars worldwide.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015)
>Jaguar and Land Rover announces SPECTRE partnership (February 9, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

Editor's note:
For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
International teaser poster for SPECTRE. © 2015 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Danjaq, LLC and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

For more information about SPECTRE, visit Sony Pictures’ official website:

www.007.com

Tags:

#spectre

27 MARCH 2015
SPECTRE (BOND 24) TO BE RELEASED IN IMAX

Public announcement that the 24th James Bond film, SPECTRE starring Daniel Craig, will be released in IMAX theatres worldwide on 6th November 2015.

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:

ALBERT R. BROCCOLI’S EON PRODUCTIONS, METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS, AND SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT TO RELEASE THE TWENTY-FOURTH JAMES BOND FILM SPECTRE IN IMAX® THEATRES WORLDWIDE

SANTA MONICA, CA – March 27, 2015 – IMAX Corporation, Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced that SPECTRE, the twenty-fourth installment in the James Bond franchise, will be released in IMAX® theatres globally on Nov. 6, 2015.

In SPECTRE, from director Sam Mendes, Daniel Craig returns as the iconic British spy James Bond 007. Joining Craig are returning cast members Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny and Ben Whishaw as Q, along with a new cast, including Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci and Léa Seydoux. SPECTRE is produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, from a script by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade.

“We are thrilled to once again partner with IMAX for the next installment in the James Bond franchise. This is a spectacular way to deliver a film as anticipated as SPECTRE to global audiences,” said Gary Barber, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, MGM.

“After the record breaking global success of Skyfall (2012), we’re thrilled to bring the next chapter in this legendary franchise to fans in 2015,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “We look forward to working again with our friends and partners at MGM and Sony Pictures Entertainment, as well as Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Sam Mendes, to present their latest Bond picture in the epic way that only the IMAX Experience can deliver.”

Rory Bruer, president, Worldwide Distribution for Sony Pictures, said, “Everyone around the world loves James Bond and SPECTRE is one of the most highly anticipated films of 2015. The perfect complement to Bond is IMAX – it’s exciting to know that Bond will once again be taking his place on the IMAX screen, reinforcing SPECTRE as the movie event of the fall.”

The IMAX release of SPECTRE will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

Synopsis:
A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015)
>Jaguar and Land Rover announces SPECTRE partnership (February 9, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

Editor's note:
For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
UK Quad teaser poster for SPECTRE. © 2015 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Danjaq, LLC and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

For more information about SPECTRE, visit Sony Pictures’ official website:

www.007.com

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17 MARCH 2015
INTERNATIONAL TEASER POSTER FOR SPECTRE

A first look at the international teaser poster for SPECTRE (2015) which premieres in the UK on October 23, 2015. (The Swedish premiere is on 4th November 2015.)

The teaser posters for SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond film, was released worldwide today. The first trailer for the film will be released on March 28, 2015.

About the film:
A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015)
>Jaguar and Land Rover announces SPECTRE partnership (February 9, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

Editor's note:
For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Official teaser poster for SPECTRE. © 2015 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Danjaq, LLC and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

For more information about the James Bond franchise, visit the official website:

www.007.com

Tags:

#spectre

17 MARCH 2015
UK QUAD TEASER POSTER FOR SPECTRE (2015)

A first look at the mono version of the UK Quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (2015) which premieres in the UK on October 23, 2015. (The Swedish premiere is on 4th November 2015.)

The teaser posters for SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond film, was released worldwide today. The first trailer for the film will be released on March 28, 2015.

About the film:
A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015)
>Jaguar and Land Rover announces SPECTRE partnership (February 9, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

Editor's note:
For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Official teaser poster for SPECTRE. © 2015 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Danjaq, LLC and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

For more information about the James Bond franchise, visit the official website:

www.007.com

Tags:

#spectre

9 MARCH 2015
STEPHANIE SIGMAN TO PLAY ESTRELLA IN SPECTRE

The official James Bond website reports that Mexican actress Stephanie Sigman is signed to play the role of Estrella in SPECTRE (2015) starring Daniel Craig directed by Sam Mendes. In the film, Sigman will be accompanied by two other new Bond girls, French actress Léa Seydoux and Italian actress Monica Belucci.

(Estrella appears in the pre-title sequence of SPECTRE.)

About Stephanie Sigman:
An immensely charming and striking actress, Stephanie Sigman continues to challenge herself with each new role she takes on.

Sigman will next be seen in theaters across the globe in Sam Mendes’ SPECTRE opposite Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz and Ralph Fiennes. SPECTRE is due for release in the UK on October 26, 2015 and in the US on November 6, 2015.

She is currently in production on the Untitled Detective Comedy film alongside Bruce Willis, John Goodman and Jason Mamoa. The film is about an L.A. detective who seeks out the ruthless gang that stole his dog.

Sigman recently wrapped production on two projects. Up first is Netflix’s highly-anticipated new series, Narcos (2015). The show takes a chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar and his Medellin Cartel. Sigman plays Valeria Velez, Pablo Escobar’s (Wagner Moura) longtime mistress. The show is expected to debut late-summer 2015. Following, Sigman will be seen in John Michael McDonagh’s indie film War on Everyone (2015). The film follows two corrupt cops in New Mexico who set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. Sigman stars alongside Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Pena and Theo James.

She is most widely known for her lead performance in the feature Miss Bala (2011) for director Gerardo Naranjo. The film debuted in Cannes and was selected as the Mexican entry for the Best Foreign Language Film for the 2011 Academy Awards. Betsy Sharkey, critic for the Los Angeles Times called her performance: “haunting… Sigman disappears completely inside Laura's skin, taking her from tentative hope to absolute fear with barely the blink of an always wary eye. Watching her face telegraph helplessness and resignation as she is transformed from an innocent into a mule…is as unnerving as it is mesmerizing.”

Previous credits include FX’s The Bridge (2013-2014) opposite Demian Bichir and Diane Krueger. She also starred in the film Pioneer (2013), opposite Aksel Hennie and Wes Bentley. The film had its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2013 and was Norway’s submission for the Best Foreign Film category for the Oscars that year.

Editor's Note:
Previous Mexican actors in the Bond film series include Pedro Armendáriz (Karim Bey, Bond's ally, in From Russia with Love) and his son, Pedro Armendáriz Jr, who played President Hector Lopez in Licence to Kill. Other Mexican actors in LTK include Alejandro Bracho, Edna Bolkan and Sergio Corona.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015)
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015)
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015)
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
A portrait of Stephanie Sigman. © 2015 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Danjaq, LLC and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

For more information about the James Bond franchise, visit the official website:

www.007.com

Tags:

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26 FEBRUARY 2015
SPECTRE VIDEOBLOG: ON SET WITH SAM MENDES

The second video log from the set of SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond adventure, is online. (The first video log was published two weeks ago.)

Focusing on director Sam Mendes, the new behind the scenes footage features Daniel Craig as James Bond 007 as well as cast members Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, and Ben Whishaw.

Director Sam Mendes says, "The reasons I’m doing the second Bond movie are the reasons I would do any movie, really, which is all to do with the story. And in this movie, ‘Spectre,’ what you have is a movie entirely driven by Bond. He is on a mission from the very beginning.”

Additionally, “It’s about whether or not to pursue the life he’s always pursued, whether he matters and is he going to continue or not. And you’re going to have to come to see the movie to find out whether he does.”

"Judging from the clip below it looks as SPECTRE will be like me and many other Bond fans around the world has hoped and wished for: a classic Bond film where 007 and his work as an agent is in the centre in comparison to SKYFALL where M's fate was in focus. The fact that Mendes says that the story was the main thing that attracted him, along with the return of SPECTRE in the series, speaks for it." - Anders Frejdh



News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Jaguar and Land Rover announces SPECTRE partnership (February 9, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>SPECTRE released at cinemas in Sweden (November 4, 2015)
>Global cinema release for SPECTRE (November 6, 2015)

Editor's note:
SPECTRE premieres in Sweden on 4th November, 2015. (The Global release date is set for 6th November, 2015.)

For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Sam Mendes on the set of EON Production's action adventure SPECTRE. Photo by Jonathan Olley. © 2015 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Danjaq, LLC and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

For more information about the James Bond franchise, visit the official website:

www.007.com

Tags:

#spectre

26 FEBRUARY 2015
FIRST PREVIEW OF SPECTRE IN EMPIRE MAGAZINE

The April 2015 issue of Empire Magazine features articles about the new James Bond film, SPECTRE, starring Daniel Craig as Ian Fleming's James Bond 007. In stores from 26th February.

Obviously, the highlight for Bond fans in this issue is the preview of SPECTRE.

Empire got an exclusive visit to the filming at Pinewood Studios and the snowy Austrian Alps for a conversation with Bond producers Michael G. Wilson & Barbara Broccoli, and some of the new characters (actors) in Bond's life.

Previous issues of Empire covering James Bond featured on From Sweden With Love:
>Empire: December 1995
>Empire: January 1998
>Empire: December 1999
>Empire: December 2002
>Empire: September 2006
>Empire: December 2006
>Empire: October 2008
>Empire: June 2012
>Empire: October 2012

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Jaguar and Land Rover announces SPECTRE partnership (February 9, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>SPECTRE released at cinemas in Sweden (November 4, 2015)
>Global cinema release for SPECTRE (November 6, 2015)

Editor's note:
SPECTRE premieres in Sweden on 4th November, 2015. (The Global release date is set for 6th November, 2015.)

For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Daniel Craig as James Bond on the cover of Empire Magazine.

For more details on our Ultimate Winter Preview issue, head this way:

www.empireonline.com/magazine/

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22 FEBRUARY 2015
THE SET DECORATOR OF SPECTRE WINS OSCAR®

Anna Pinnock - set decorator on Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012) (2012) and this year's SPECTRE - was nominated for two Academy Awards at the 2015 ceremony on 22nd February for her (and Adam Stockhausen's) work on The Grand Budapest Hotel starring the new M, Ralph Fiennes, Bond villain Mathieu Amalric and Bond girl Léa Seydoux. Her other nomination was for Into the Woods, shared with Dennis Gassner, production designer on the same Bond films that Anna has worked.

Update: ANNA PINNOCK WON THE OSCAR (SHARED WITH ADAM STOCKHAUSEN) FOR THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL!

Previously, Anna Pinnock had received three Academy Awards nominations for her work on Gosford Park (2002), The Golden Compass (2007) and Life of Pi (2012). At the 2015 BAFTA Awards, Anna won (shared with Adam Stockhausen) in the Best Production Design category for The Grand Budapest Hotel. (At the 2012 BAFTA Awards, she was nominated in the same category for her work on Skyfall and Life of Pi.)

About Anna Pinnock:
Anna Pinnock's career in the film business started in the 1980's when she worked as production buyer on a number of films.

During the 1990s, Anna worked her way up from set dresser/buyer to set decorator on Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994). She has held that position on 25 major films including big-budget films such as The Fifth Element (1997), Lost in Space (1998), Entrapment (1999), The Beach (2000), Proof of Life (2000), Van Helsing (2004), Troy (2004), Sahara (2005), The Holiday (2006), Clash of the Titans (2010) and The Tourist (2010) in addition to the films mentioned above.

Click here for an interview with Anna Pinnock about her work on Quantum of Solace in 2008.

Anna is the sister of English harpsichordist and conductor Trevor Pinnock.

Editor's note:
Rosamund Pike, Bond girl Miranda Frost in Die Another Day (2002), was also nominated for an Oscar® at this year's awards ceremony. In the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role category for her role as Amy Dunne in Gone Girl (2014).

SKYFALL cinematographer Roger Deakins was nominated in the Best Cinematography category for his work on Unbroken (2014).

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Jaguar and Land Rover announces SPECTRE partnership (February 9, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>SPECTRE released at cinemas in Sweden (November 4, 2015)
>Global cinema release for SPECTRE (November 6, 2015)

Editor's note:
For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Set decorators Anna Pinnock and Adam Stockhausen with their 2015 Oscar® Award. © Getty Images. All rights reserved.

For more information about Anna Pinnock's career, check out her IMDB profile:

www.imdb.com/name/nm0003519/

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18 FEBRUARY 2015
PHOTOCALL FOR SPECTRE (2015) IN ROME

The second official photocall on location for SPECTRE (2015) was held in Rome, this time with Daniel Craig and Monica Bellucci attending. (The first official photocall on location was in Sölden, Austria on 7th January 2015.)

SPECTRE will be released on November 4th, 2015 in Sweden.

About SPECTRE:
A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

The film is produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.

More news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Jaguar and Land Rover announces SPECTRE partnership (February 9, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015)
>SPECTRE released at cinemas in Sweden (November 4, 2015)
>Global cinema release for SPECTRE (November 6, 2015)

Editor's note:
For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Daniel Craig (James Bond) with Monica Bellucci (Lucia Sciarra) in Rome. © 2015 Danjaq LLC. & Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). All rights reserved.

For more photos from the photocall in Rome, visit FSWL's page on Facebook:

www.facebook.com/JamesBond007se

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12 FEBRUARY 2015
FIRST LOOK AT SPECTRE (BEHIND THE SCENES CLIP)

The first look at SPECTRE (2015) - watch the first behind the scenes footage from the Austrian set of SPECTRE.

The first footage from the set of SPECTRE has been released, alongside an exclusive image of James Bond (Daniel Craig) in action in the Austrian mountains.

“We have to deliver an amazing sequence and this is going to be one of the major action sequences of the movie,” explains Associate Producer Gregg Wilson. “It’s going to be spectacular and Austria seemed to offer everything that we needed to pull it off.”

The behind the scenes footage includes Daniel Craig as James Bond 007, Léa Seydoux, Dave Bautista and director Sam Mendes. “The thing Sam and I talked about was how we are going to top SKYFALL”, says Production Designer Dennis Gassner. “We are going to continue the history of the Bond films, making things that are exciting for the audience to look at and what could be more exciting than to be on top of the world.”

SPECTRE will be released on November 6th, 2015.



About SPECTRE:
A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

The film is produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.

"2014 went to Bond history as the year when Christmas came early. Although the return of SPECTRE was a much expected one it is nevertheless very exciting news for the millions of Bond fans around the world. The cast and crew that were revealed last week evidently prove that the producers have done their best to out-perform the last film (Skyfall)." - Anders Frejdh

More news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Jaguar and Land Rover announces SPECTRE partnership (February 9, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome (February 18, 2015)
>SPECTRE released at cinemas in Sweden (November 4, 2015)
>Global cinema release for SPECTRE (November 6, 2015)

Editor's note:
For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Daniel Craig (James Bond) in a scene from SPECTRE. Photo by Jonathan Olley. © 2015 Danjaq LLC. & Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). All rights reserved.

For more information about the James Bond franchise, visit the official website:

www.007.com

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9 FEBRUARY 2015
JAGUAR AND LAND ROVER'S SPECTRE PARTNERSHIP

Jaguar Land Rover announced as official partner for the 24th James Bond film adventure, SPECTRE, due for global release on 6th November 2015. Other official SPECTRE partners include Aston Martin, Belvedere Vodka, Bollinger, Heineken, Omega, Sony Electronics and Sony Mobile.

"2014 will go to Bond history as the year when Christmas came early. Although the return of SPECTRE was a much expected one it is nevertheless very exciting news for the millions of Bond fans around the world. The cast and crew that were revealed last week evidently prove that the producers have done their best to out-perform the last film (Skyfall)." - Anders Frejdh

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: (9th February 2015 )

JAGUAR AND LAND ROVER ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP WITH SPECTRE THE 24TH JAMES BOND ADVENTURE

Jaguar Land Rover has announced its line-up of vehicles set to feature in SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond adventure, from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment. These will include; Jaguar C-X75s, Range Rover Sport SVRs and Defender Big Foots which have been provided by Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations.

The Jaguar C-X75 will feature in a spectacular car chase sequence through Rome alongside the Aston Martin DB10. The C-X75 vehicles have been built in collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering facility in Oxfordshire, England.

Scenes including the heavily modified Land Rover Defenders & Range Rover Sport SVR have already been filmed in Austria. The Range Rover Sport SVR is the fastest and the most powerful Land Rover ever. The highly capable Big Foots were constructed by the Special Operations division with huge 37-inch diameter off-road tyres to tackle the extreme terrain. They also feature bespoke suspension and enhanced body protection.

Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations, John Edwards, said: "This is an exciting partnership for Jaguar Land Rover and an opportunity to demonstrate the fantastic capabilities of the Special Operations team."

Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles have been involved in a succession of Bond films. Most recently, in 2012, the rugged Defender 110 Double Cab Pick Up was driven by field agent Eve Moneypenny in the opening sequence to Skyfall (2012).

About SPECTRE:
A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE. Starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, directed by Sam Mendes and produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.

More news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome (February 18, 2015)
>SPECTRE released at cinemas in Sweden (November 4, 2015)
>Global cinema release for SPECTRE (November 6, 2015)

Editor's note:
For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

For other brands featured in the James Bond films and novels, click here.

Photo above:
Montage for Jaguar Land Rover's partnership with SPECTRE. © 2015 Land Rover. All rights reserved.

For more information about the James Bond franchise, visit the official website:

www.007.com

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2 FEBRUARY 2015
NEW JAMES BOND OMEGA WATCH IN SPECTRE

Following the long tradition of James Bond watches, OMEGA launches a new watch to coincide with the release of SPECTRE. The new OMEGA model, Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M, is limited to 15,007 pieces worldwide.

Previous James Bond OMEGA watches include the Seamaster Planet Ocean (limited to 5,007 pieces) for the release of 2006's Casino Royale, the Seamaster Diver 300M for the release of 2008's Quantum of Solace (limited to 10,007 pieces) and the 50th anniversary (of the cinematic 007) editions of the Seamaster Diver 300M (the 41 mm version a limited edition of 11,007 pieces, the 36.25 mm version of 3,007 pieces).

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: (2 February, 2015)
The OMEGA Seamaster family welcomes a new limited edition model inspired by the world of James Bond

In anticipation of SPECTRE the 24th James Bond film scheduled to release in 2015, OMEGA has created a limited edition Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M model inspired by the Bond family coat of arms.

The symbol is repeatedly interlocked to create a dynamic pattern on the watch’s blue dial. The coat of arms is also found near the tip of the yellow central seconds hand.

Among the most striking elements of this 41.5 mm stainless steel timepiece is the oscillating weight of the movement visible through the sapphire crystal caseback. This component has been cut and shaped to resemble a gun barrel, a design feature associated with James Bond.

Powered by the completely new OMEGA Master Co-Axial calibre 8507, this timepiece is resistant to magnetic fields greater than 15,007 gauss.

The timepiece is presented on a stainless steel bracelet and will be produced in an edition limited to 15,007 pieces. It is delivered with a full four-year warranty.

Editor's note:
For more James Bond products presented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
The new James Bond watch, OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M. © 2015 OMEGA S.A. All rights reserved.

For more information about Omega's James Bond watches, visit the official website:

www.omegawatches.com

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7 JANUARY 2015
PHOTOCALL FOR SPECTRE IN SOLDEN, AUSTRIA

The first official photocall on location for SPECTRE (2015) was held in Sölden, Austria, with Daniel Craig (James Bond), Léa Seydoux (Madeleine Swann) and Dave Bautista (Hinx) attending.

SPECTRE will be released on November 4th, 2015 in Sweden.

About SPECTRE:
A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

The film is produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.

More news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Jaguar and Land Rover announces SPECTRE partnership (February 9, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome (February 18, 2015)
>SPECTRE released at cinemas in Sweden (November 4, 2015)
>Global cinema release for SPECTRE (November 6, 2015)

Editor's note:
For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux and Dave Bautista in Sölden, Austria. © 2015 Danjaq LLC. & Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). All rights reserved.

For more photos from the photocall in Sölden, visit FSWL's page on Facebook:

www.facebook.com/JamesBond007se

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16 DECEMBER 2014
BELVEDERE ANNOUNCES SPECTRE PARTNERSHIP

Belvedere Vodka announced as official partner for the 24th James Bond film adventure, SPECTRE, due for global release on 6th November 2015. Other official SPECTRE partners include Aston Martin, Bollinger, Heineken, Jaguar Land Rover, Omega, Sony Electronics and Sony Mobile.

"2014 will go to Bond history as the year when Christmas came early. Although the return of SPECTRE was a much expected one it is nevertheless very exciting news for the millions of Bond fans around the world. The cast and crew that were revealed last week evidently prove that the producers have done their best to out-perform the last film (Skyfall)." - Anders Frejdh

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: (16th December, 2014)

LONDON, UK - Belvedere, the world's original luxury vodka, is delighted to collaborate with Albert R. Broccoli's EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment to promote SPECTRE, the highly anticipated 24th installment of the James Bond series, due for global release on November 6, 2015.

Belvedere will release two custom made and limited editions to celebrate Bond's vodka martini 'Shaken not Stirred', and its partnership with the 24th Bond adventure, SPECTRE. In an unprecedented move, Belvedere has replaced the iconic Belvedere Palace with the famous MI6 headquarters. Belvedere's signature blue palette will be switched for a distinctive green, mirroring the secret spy agency's ink of choice, creating a truly memorable collector's edition of 100 bottles. A 007 twist will also be applied to Belvedere's iconic Silver Saber bottles, known for their cutting edge, metallic aesthetic and illuminating technology.

Belvedere's SPECTRE marketing program will include a global advertising campaign and a wide range of promotion and activation rights around the film. The marketing campaign will be launched as of February 2015, with a strong focus of efforts in on-premise establishments and retail stores across multiple countries. Belvedere is the vodka of choice for tastemakers who Know the Difference, echoing the award-winning campaign promoting knowledgeable choices.

"James Bond is recognized as the most admired and influential tastemaker in the world," says Charles Gibb, president of Belvedere Vodka. "We're delighted that Belvedere will be partnering with SPECTRE, our largest global partnership to date."

Dwight Caines, president of Theatrical Marketing for Sony Pictures, adds: "James Bond's cool attitude and stylish sophistication have always gone hand-in-hand with his choice of vodka martini. Belvedere is a perfect match."

Excellent choice, Mr. Bond

About SPECTRE:
A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE. Starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, directed by Sam Mendes and produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.

About Belvedere Vodka:
Born of Rye, Water, Character.
First created in 1993, Belvedere Vodka was the first to generate a new standard for excellence in the vodka category, and established the luxury vodka category. Today, Belvedere's distinctive character and uncompromising integrity are recognized internationally by discerning vodka enthusiasts, who appreciate its all natural, additive free character. Made from Dankowskie Rye and blended with water from its own pristine source, Belvedere's taste profile is distinctively soft with a subtle sweetness and smooth, clean finish.

Belvedere is available in premium restaurants and nightclubs around the world and at all fine wine and spirits retailers. In 2013, Belvedere Vodka launched a new global advertising campaign, "Know the Difference", highlighting the brand's unrivalled quality and rich heritage of Polish vodka-making. The campaign speaks to the brand's identity and consumer and showcases the purity and character of the luxury brand whilst encouraging consumers not to compromise on the standard of their vodka.

More news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Jaguar and Land Rover announces SPECTRE partnership (February 9, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome (February 18, 2015)
>SPECTRE released at cinemas in Sweden (November 4, 2015)
>Global cinema release for SPECTRE (November 6, 2015)

Editor's note:
For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

For other brands featured in the James Bond films and novels, click here.

Photo above:
Montage for Belvedere's partnership with SPECTRE. © 2014 Belvedere Vodka. All rights reserved.

Follow Belvedere Vodka on Instagram for the latest news on the partnership with SPECTRE:
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10 DECEMBER 2014
SPECTRE (2015) TO BE FILMED IN AUSTRIAN TIROL

East Tirol in Austria officially announced as filming location for the 24th James Bond film adventure, SPECTRE, due for global release on 6th November 2015.

"2014 will go to Bond history as the year when Christmas came early. Although the return of SPECTRE was a much expected one it is nevertheless very exciting news for the millions of Bond fans around the world. The cast and crew that were revealed last week evidently prove that the producers have done their best to out-perform the last film (Skyfall)."
- Anders Frejdh, founder/editor of FSWL

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: (10th December, 2014)
JAMES BOND TO BE FILMED IN AUSTRIAN TIROL

007, the most famous secret agent in the world, will start filming the 24th Bond film, SPECTRE, in the Austrian Tirol. Daniel Craig, will play Bond for the 4th time, embarking on his alpine adventures along with the other stars in the ski resorts of Sölden, in the Ötztal and Obertilliach, in the East Tirol region. This is the largest film production ever to be made in Tirol and will bring with it not only immediate economic benefits, but also long term media impact, creating future film-tourism opportunities.

The British production company “B24" will begin filming over the next few weeks as well as lead actor, Daniel Craig. Other stars of the 24th Bond film include Ralph Fiennes, Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci and Léa Seydoux, with Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes (“American Beauty,” “Revolutionary Road” and Skyfall (2012)).

It is because of the excellent cooperation between Location Austria (FISA Film Location Austria), local communities, tourist boards and mountain railway companies in the Tirolean villages as well as support from the Tirol region and Cine Tirol that James Bond will make his high alpine adventures in the region for the first time. Since January 2014 suitable filming locations were pursued around the world, including in Norway and Italy. Eventually the combined efforts, as well as the logistical and finanical support, convinced the director and production team to choose the locations of Ötztal and East Tirol.

In August the production office was set up in Sölden, ready to co-ordinate the planned filming, which is scheduled to take place from mid-January to February 2015. A total of 22 filming days is planned in the Tirol, and at its peak the film crew will consist of 500 people, including 150 local filmmakers covering various positions.

The economic benefit of this large-scale film project to the Tirolean region will be huge: taking into account production costs, with accommodation and meals, as well as transportation, accommodation and salaries of the local Tirolean filmmakers it is estimated that 6 million euros will be spent in Tirol. The impact alone on tourism is incredible: about 26,000 overnight stays will be generated by the film crew in Tirol. Furthermore, the filming of this movie will generate major media attention at an international level and also create future film-tourism opportunities for the Ötztal and lesser-known East Tirol region.

“Two strong brands in their own field combine in the stunning mountains of our region: James Bond and Tirol,” says Josef Margreiter, Managing Director of Tirol Werbung and founder of Cine Tirol. “I am very excited that the joint efforts, help and support will result in the most famous secret agent in the world on location in Ötztal and East Tirol. I am particularly grateful to Location Austria and FISA as well as those responsible in Sölden and Obertilliach for the successful cooperation. The last Bond film, Skyfall, was watched by over 130 million in cinemas around the world. This fills us with great confidence that the action-packed scenes for the new Bond film will be seen by an audience of millions when the film is released in Autumn 2015 and that will make people want to visit the locations for themselves in the Heart of the Alps.“

And Cine Tirol Director, Johannes Köck, reiterates: “James Bond in Tirol is the ultimate accolade for Cine Tirol, as the driving force for the region of Tirol as a filming location: this movie will draw the attention of the entire film industry to our region and help facilitate the acquisition of further international follow-up projects. In addition, 150 Tirolean filmmakers will get the chance to gain valuable experience in the context of such a large and prominent film production”. He also adds: “Even though this will be the first time that agent 007 will be filmed in Tirol, there is an enduring connection between the most famous secret agent of all time and our region. Ian Fleming, the author of the Bond novels, lived in Kitzbühel in the 1920s and studied at a private school.”

The resort of Sölden in the Ötztal is renowned for its excellent snow reliability with access to two high glaciers, impressive lift system and very lively apres-ski. Its consistently good snow conditions along with over 140km of slopes makes it one of the Europe’s top ski and snowboard destinations and is located close to Obergurgl-Hochgurgl.

Geographically not part of northern Tirol, the village of Obertilliach is located in the Lesachtal of East Tirol and remains largely undiscovered to the UK ski market. Located at 1450m, the village has a population of just over 700 inhabitants and the small skiing area is popular for beginner skiers and families as well as a centre for Nordic sports.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Third and last official trailer for SPECTRE (October 2, 2015) VIDEO
>Cover for original motion picture soundtrack for SPECTRE revealed (September 28, 2015)
>Scandinavian Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Copenhagen (September 28, 2015)
>The teme song, Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith, released (September 25, 2015)
>Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE book (September 24, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (September 23, 2015) VIDEO
>Heineken launch SPECTRE campaign with Daniel Craig (September 21, 2015)
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015) VIDEO
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015) VIDEO
>World Premiere SPECTRE announcement (July 17, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015) VIDEO
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015) VIDEO
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

Editor's note:
The Cine Tirol Film Commission was founded as a joint initiative between the region of Tirol and the Tirol Tourist Board in 1998. Since then over 500 film productions have been filmed on location in Tirol, including feature films, TV movies, documentaries and commercials.

For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
View over the Austrian village of Obertilliach. © 2014 Crystal Holidays. All rights reserved.

For more information about the SPECTRE filming in Soelden, visit the official website:

www.soelden.com/james-bond-007-en

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8 DECEMBER 2014
PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY BEGAN ON SPECTRE

Following a press announcement at Pinewood Studios on 4th December 2014, action was called for the first time on the 24th James Bond film, SPECTRE, on Monday 8th December.

The production will take the cast and crew to various places around the world, from London and Pinewood Studios to Austria (Lake Altausee, Obertilliach and Sölden), Italy (Rome), Mexico City and Morocco (Tangier and Erfoud).

In SPECTRE, Daniel Craig portrays James Bond for the 4th time. He is joined by an extremely talented cast including Andrew Scott (Denbigh), Ben Whishaw (Q for the second time in the series), Christoph Waltz (Oberhauser), Dave Bautista (Mr Hinx), Léa Seydoux (Madeleine Swann), Monica Bellucci (Lucia Sciarra), Naomie Harris (Moneypenny for the second time), Ralph Fiennes (M for the second time) and Rory Kinnear (Bill Tanner for the 3rd time).

The film is being directed by acclaimed British director Sam Mendes, who also directed Skyfall (2012), and produced by Eon Productions headed by Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson.

SPECTRE will be shot on Kodak Motion Picture Film and not digital which was the case with Skyfall.

Historic trivia:
Dr. No (1962) began principal photography on 16th January 1962 (in Jamaica)
From Russia with Love began principal photography on 1 April 1963 (at Pinewood Studios)
Goldfinger (1964) (1964) began principal photography on 20th January 1964 (in Miami)
Thunderball (1965) (1965) began principal photography on 16th February 1965 (in Paris)
You Only Live Twice began principal photography on 4th July 1966 (at Pinewood Studios)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service began principal photography on 21 October 1968 (in Switzerland)
Diamonds Are Forever began principal photography on 5th April 1971 (outside Las Vegas)
Live and Let Die (1973) began principal photography on 13th October 1972 (in Louisiana)
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) began principal photography in April 1974 (in Thailand)
The Spy Who Loved Me began principal photography on 31 August 1976 (at Pinewood Studios)
Moonraker (1979) (1979) began principal photography on 11th August 1978 (at Epinay Studios)
For Your Eyes Only (1981) began principal photography on 15th September 1980 (in Corfu)
Octopussy (1983) (1983) began principal photography on 10th August 1982 (in Berlin)
A View to a Kill (1985) began principal photography on 23 June 1984 (on Iceland)
The Living Daylights (1987) began principal photography on 5th October 1986 (in Vienna)
Licence to Kill (1989) began principal photography on 18th July 1988 (in Mexico)
GoldenEye (1995) (1995) began principal photography on 16th January 1995 (at Leavesden Studios)
Tomorrow Never Dies began principal photography on 18th January 1997 (in the French Pyrenees).
The World Is Not Enough began principal photography on 11th January 1999 (at Pinewood Studios)
Die Another Day began principal photography on 11th January 2002 (at Pinewood Studios)
Casino Royale (2006) began principal photography on 30th January 2006 (at Barrandov Studios)
Quantum of Solace began principal photography on 3 January 2008 (at Pinewood Studios)
Skyfall (2012) (2012) began principal photography on 7th November 2011 (at Pinewood Studios)

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Third and last official trailer for SPECTRE (October 2, 2015) VIDEO
>Cover for original motion picture soundtrack for SPECTRE revealed (September 28, 2015)
>Scandinavian Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Copenhagen (September 28, 2015)
>The teme song, Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith, released (September 25, 2015)
>Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE book (September 24, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (September 23, 2015) VIDEO
>Heineken launch SPECTRE campaign with Daniel Craig (September 21, 2015)
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015) VIDEO
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015) VIDEO
>World Premiere SPECTRE announcement (July 17, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015) VIDEO
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015) VIDEO
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Teaser poster for SPECTRE. © 2014 Danjaq LLC. & Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). All rights reserved.

For more information on SPECTRE and production updates, visit the official 007 Twitter account:
twitter.com/007

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4 DECEMBER 2014
ANDREW SCOTT: MI5 STAFFER DENBIGH IN SPECTRE

During the press call at Pinewood Studios on 4th December 2014 it was revealed that Irish actor Andrew Scott will play the part of Denbigh in SPECTRE (2015) starring Daniel Craig. In the film, Scott is accompanied by MI6 staffers Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris and Ralph Fiennes.

Other Irish actors in the Bond film series include Alison Doody (Jenny Flex in A View to Kill) and Pierce Brosnan (James Bond in GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day).

It was also announced that the new Bond film will be shot on location in Austria (Lake Altausee, Obertilliach and Sölden), England (Pinewood Studios), Italy (Rome), London, Morocco, Mexico City and Tangier. Filming begins on 8th December 2014.

Films with Andrew Scott:
2015: Victor Frankenstein (Roderick Turpin)
2014: Pride (Gethin)
2014: Jimmy's Hall (Father Seamus)
2013: Legacy (Viktor Koslov)
2013: The Stag (Davin)
2013: Locke (the voice of Donal)
2012: The Scapegoat (Paul)
2010: Lennon Naked (Paul McCartney)
2010: Anton Chekhov's The Duel (Laevsky) opposite Tobias Menzies
2008: Little White Lie (Barry)
2005: The Quatermass Experiment (Vernon)
2003: Dead Bodies (Tommy McGann)
2003: Killing Hitler (Sniper)
2000: Nora (Michael Bodkin)
2000: Longitude (John Campbell)
1998: The American (Valentin de Bellegarde) starring Diana Rigg
1998: The Tale of Sweety Barrett (Danny)
1998: Saving Private Ryan (Soldier on the Beach)
1998: Miracle at Midnight (Michael Grunbaum)
1997: Drinking Crude (Paul)
1995: Korea (Eamon Doyle)
1995: Budgie (Peter)

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Third and last official trailer for SPECTRE (October 2, 2015) VIDEO
>Cover for original motion picture soundtrack for SPECTRE revealed (September 28, 2015)
>Scandinavian Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Copenhagen (September 28, 2015)
>The teme song, Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith, released (September 25, 2015)
>Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE book (September 24, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (September 23, 2015) VIDEO
>Heineken launch SPECTRE campaign with Daniel Craig (September 21, 2015)
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015) VIDEO
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015) VIDEO
>World Premiere SPECTRE announcement (July 17, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015) VIDEO
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015) VIDEO
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Andrew Scott at the photo call for SPECTRE at Pinewood Studios. Photo by David Dettmann. © 2014 Columbia TriStar Marketing Group, Inc. and MGM Studios. All rights reserved.

For more information about Andrew Scott, check out his IMDB profile:

www.imdb.com/name/nm0778831/

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4 DECEMBER 2014
TITLE & TEASER POSTER FOR THE 24TH BOND FILM

The title, SPECTRE, and teaser poster for the 24th James Bond film adventure was revealed during a press call at Pinewood Studios on 4th December 2014.

"2014 will go to Bond history as the year when Christmas came early. Although the return of SPECTE was a much expected one it is nevertheless very exciting news for the millions of Bond fans around the world. The cast and crew that were revealed today evidently prove that the producers have done their best to out-perform the last film (Skyfall)."
- Anders Frejdh, founder and editor of FSWL

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:

SPECTRE - THE 24TH JAMES BOND ADVENTURE - SET TO BEGIN PRODUCTION
– Directed by Sam Mendes
– Produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli
– Starring Daniel Craig as James Bond 007

LONDON, UK, December 4, 2014 – 007 Soundstage, Pinewood Studios, London. James Bond Producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli today released the title of the 24th James Bond adventure, SPECTRE. The film, from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, is directed by Sam Mendes and stars Daniel Craig, who returns for his fourth film as Ian Fleming's James Bond 007. SPECTRE begins principal photography on Monday, December 8, and is set for global release on November 6, 2015.

Along with Daniel Craig, Mendes presented the returning cast, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw and Rory Kinnear as well as introducing Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Dave Bautista, Monica Bellucci and Andrew Scott. Mendes also revealed Bond’s sleek new Aston Martin, the DB10, created exclusively for SPECTRE.

"A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE."

The 007 production will be based at Pinewood Studios, and on location in London, Mexico City, Rome and Tangier and Erfoud, in Morocco. Bond will return to the snow once again, this time in Sölden, along with other Austrian locations, Obertilliach, and Lake Altaussee.

Commenting on the announcement, Wilson and Broccoli said, “We’re excited to announce Daniel’s fourth installment in the series and thrilled that Sam has taken on the challenge of following on the success of SKYFALL with SPECTRE.”

Written by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, Director of Photography is Hoyte van Hoytema and Editor is Lee Smith. Production Designer, Dennis Gassner returns along with Costume Designer, Jany Temime and Composer, Thomas Newman. Action Specialist, Alexander Witt is the 2nd Unit Director. Stunt Coordinator is Gary Powell, SFX Supervisor is Chris Corbould, and Visual Effects Supervisor is Steve Begg.

Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond film, was a worldwide box office phenomenon, opening #1 in 70 territories around the world, taking over $1.1 billion worldwide and setting a new all-time box office record in the UK by becoming the first film to take over £100 million.

The launch of SPECTRE was streamed live on 007.com and Facebook.com/JamesBond007, and the video is now available on demand at both sites.

NOTES:
Promotional partners returning to the Bond franchise include Aston Martin, Bollinger, Heineken, Jaguar Land Rover, Omega, Sony Electronics, and Sony Mobile.

James Bond is the longest running, and one of the most successful franchises of all time, with twenty-three films produced and the twenty-fourth about to go in to production. Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli succeeded Albert R 'Cubby' Broccoli and have produced the past seven Bond films together, including the highly successful Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace and Skyfall (2012). All of the James Bond films have been made in collaboration with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios or United Artists, its predecessor.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Third and last official trailer for SPECTRE (October 2, 2015) VIDEO
>Cover for original motion picture soundtrack for SPECTRE revealed (September 28, 2015)
>Scandinavian Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Copenhagen (September 28, 2015)
>The teme song, Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith, released (September 25, 2015)
>Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE book (September 24, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (September 23, 2015) VIDEO
>Heineken launch SPECTRE campaign with Daniel Craig (September 21, 2015)
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015) VIDEO
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015) VIDEO
>World Premiere SPECTRE announcement (July 17, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015) VIDEO
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015) VIDEO
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Teaser poster for SPECTRE. © 2014 Danjaq LLC. & Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). All rights reserved.

For more information on Bond 24 and production updates, visit the official website:

www.007.com

Tags:

#spectre

4 DECEMBER 2014
ASTON MARTIN DB10 IN SPECTRE (BOND 24)

As reported in March 2014, the 24th James Bond film, SPECTRE, will feature a brand new Aston Martin model specially built for Bond, the Aston Martin DB10.

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:

(Gaydon, UK, 4 December 2014) Aston Martin together with EON Productions, the producers of the James Bond film franchise, unveiled Bond’s stunning new car, the Aston Martin DB10, on the 007 stage at Pinewood Studios.

The luxury British sports car brand is delighted to confirm that James Bond will once again drive an Aston Martin in Spectre. On this occasion, it will be a model developed specifically for the film and built in-house by the brand’s design and engineering teams.

Led by Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman, the design team worked closely with the film’s director, Sam Mendes, to create the ultimate car for the world’s most famous spy.

Celebrating the great British brand’s half century with Bond, which started with the iconic DB5, the DB10 gives a glimpse to the future design direction for the next generation of Aston Martins.

Dr Andy Palmer, CEO of Aston Martin, said: “In the same year that we celebrate our 50-year relationship with 007, it seems doubly fitting that today we unveiled this wonderful new sports car created especially for James Bond.

“To be partnering once again with EON Productions is great news for this company and for everyone around the world that loves to see Bond at the wheel of an Aston Martin.

“I’m incredibly proud of everyone in the team at Gaydon who have brought this special project from concept to reality.”

Production will be strictly limited to 10 of the bespoke sports cars, developed and built by the designers, engineers and highly skilled craftspeople at Aston Martin’s Gaydon headquarters.

SPECTRE is due for general release on 6 November 2015.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Third and last official trailer for SPECTRE (October 2, 2015) VIDEO
>Cover for original motion picture soundtrack for SPECTRE revealed (September 28, 2015)
>Scandinavian Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Copenhagen (September 28, 2015)
>The teme song, Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith, released (September 25, 2015)
>Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE book (September 24, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (September 23, 2015) VIDEO
>Heineken launch SPECTRE campaign with Daniel Craig (September 21, 2015)
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015) VIDEO
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015) VIDEO
>World Premiere SPECTRE announcement (July 17, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015) VIDEO
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015) VIDEO
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
The new Aston Martin DB10. © 2014 Aston Martin. All rights reserved.

Visit the official James Bond website for the latest news on SPECTRE:

www.007.com

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4 DECEMBER 2014
MONICA BELLUCCI AS LUCIA SCIARRA IN SPECTRE

During the press call at Pinewood Studios on 4th December 2014 it was revealed that actress Monica Bellucci continues the Italian legacy of providing girls for James Bond as she is set to appear in SPECTRE (2015) alongside Daniel Craig. In the film, Bellucci is accompanied by new French Bond girl Léa Seydoux.

Previous Italian Bond girls include Caterina Murino as "Solange" in Casino Royale (2006), Daniela Bianchi as "Tatiana Romanova" in From Russia with Love (1963), Luciana Paluzzi as "Fiona Volpe" in Thunderball (1965), Lucrezia Lante della Rovere as "Gemma" in Quantum of Solace (2008) and Maria Grazia Cucinotta as "Cigar Girl" in The World Is Not Enough (1999).

Other Italian actors in the Bond film series include Adolfo Celi (Thunderball), Claudio Santamaria (Casino Royale 2006), Gabriele Ferzetti (On Her Majesty's Secret Service), Giancarlo Giannini (Casino Royale 2006, Quantum of Solace) and Urbano Barberini (Casino Royale 2006).

It was also announced that the new Bond film will be shot on location in Austria (Lake Altausee, Obertilliach and Sölden), England (Pinewood Studios), Italy (Rome), London, Morocco, Mexico City and Tangier. Filming begins on 8th December 2014.

Films with Monica Bellucci:
2014: Le meraviglie (Milly Catena)
2013: Des gens qui s'embrassent (Giovanna)
2012: Rhino Season (Mina)
2011: A Burning Hot Summer (Angèle)
2011: Manuale d'amore (Viola)
2010: The Whistleblower (Laura Leviani)
2010: The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Veronica)
2010: Rose, c'est Paris (L'esprit de gala)
2009: Baarìa (Bricklayer's girlfriend)
2009: Ne te retourne pas (Jeanne) opposite Sophie Marceau
2009: The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (Gigi Lee)
2008: L'uomo che ama (Alba)
2008: Sanguepazzo (Luisa Ferida)
2007: Le deuxième souffle (Simona - dite 'Manouche')
2007: Shoot 'Em Up (Donna Quintano)
2007: Manuale d'amore 2 (Capitoli successivi)Lucia)
2006: Le concile de pierre (Laura Siprien)
2006: Napoleon et Moi (Baronessa Emilia Speziali)
2006: Sheitan (La belle vampiresse)
2005: Combien tu m'aimes? (Daniela)
2005: The Brothers Grimm (Mirror Queen)
2004: She Hate Me (Simona Bonasera)
2004: Agents Secrets (Barbara / Lisa)
2004: The Passion of the Christ (Magdalen)
2003: Matrix Revolutions (Persephone)
2003: Matrix Reloaded (Persephone)
2003: Tears of the Sun (Dr. Lena Fiore Kendricks)
2003: Ricordati di me (Alessia)
2002: Irreversible (Alex)
2002: Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre (Cléopâtre)
2001: Le pacte des loups (Sylvia)
2000: Malèna (Malèna Scordia)
2000: Franck Spadone (Laura)
2000: Under Suspicion (Chantal Hearst)
1999: Like a Fish Out of Water (Myrtille) opposite Tchéky Karyo
1999: Méditerranées (Marguerite)
1998: A los que aman (Valeria)
1998: L'ultimo capodanno (Giulia)
1998: Le plaisir (La jeune fille éplorée)
1997: Stressati (Ragazza con la pelliccia)
1997: Come mi vuoi (Nellina)
1997: Mauvais genre (Camille)
1997: Dobermann (Nathalie dit Nat la Gitane) opposite Tchéky Karyo
1996: L'appartement (Lisa)
1995: Palla di neve (Melina)
1995: Joseph (Pharaoh's Wife)
1994: I mitici - Colpo gobbo a Milano (Deborah)
1993: Briganti - Amore e libertà (Constanza)
1992: Dracula (Dracula's Bride)
1992: Ostinato destino (Marina / Angela)
1991: La riffa (Francesca)
1990: Vita coi figli (Elda) opposite Giancarlo Giannini and Corinne Cléry

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Third and last official trailer for SPECTRE (October 2, 2015) VIDEO
>Cover for original motion picture soundtrack for SPECTRE revealed (September 28, 2015)
>Scandinavian Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Copenhagen (September 28, 2015)
>The teme song, Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith, released (September 25, 2015)
>Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE book (September 24, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (September 23, 2015) VIDEO
>Heineken launch SPECTRE campaign with Daniel Craig (September 21, 2015)
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015) VIDEO
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015) VIDEO
>World Premiere SPECTRE announcement (July 17, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015) VIDEO
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015) VIDEO
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

Editor's note:
For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Monica Bellucci at the photo call for SPECTRE at Pinewood Studios. Photo by David Dettmann. © 2014 Columbia TriStar Marketing Group, Inc. and MGM Studios. All rights reserved.

For more information about Monica Bellucci, check out her IMDB profile:

www.imdb.com/name/nm0000899/

Tags:

#spectre

4 DECEMBER 2014
BOND 24 ANNOUNCEMENT AT PINEWOOD STUDIOS

MGM and Eon Productions make a live announcement and hold a photo call for Bond 24 at Pinewood Studios outside London on Thursday, December 4, 2014, to present the 24th James Bond adventure. This marks the first time that selected members from the cast and crew officially gather for the first time. (Principal photography starts 8th December after a script rehearsal on 6th December.)

The production will take the cast and crew to various places around the world, from London and Pinewood Studios to Austria (Obertilliach), Italy (Rome), Morocco and Mexico..

The film is being directed by acclaimed British director Sam Mendes, who also directed Skyfall (2012), and produced by Eon Productions headed by Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson.

EVENT TIMINGS (all timings in GMT)
10.50am - Introduction
11.00am - Live announcement commences (the title will be revealed)
11.07am - Live announcement ends (approximate)
11.15am - Photo call with cast and director

Watch the Bond 24 announcement live from Pinewood Studios:


In Bond 24, Daniel Craig portrays James Bond for the 4th time. He will yet again be joined by the brilliant actors Ben Whishaw (Q for the second time in the series), Naomie Harris (Moneypenny for the second time), Ralph Fiennes (M for the second time) and Rory Kinnear (Bill Tanner for the 3rd time).

Bond 24 will be shot on ordinary film and not digital which was the case with Skyfall.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Third and last official trailer for SPECTRE (October 2, 2015) VIDEO
>Cover for original motion picture soundtrack for SPECTRE revealed (September 28, 2015)
>Scandinavian Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Copenhagen (September 28, 2015)
>The teme song, Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith, released (September 25, 2015)
>Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE book (September 24, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (September 23, 2015) VIDEO
>Heineken launch SPECTRE campaign with Daniel Craig (September 21, 2015)
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015) VIDEO
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015) VIDEO
>World Premiere SPECTRE announcement (July 17, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015) VIDEO
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015) VIDEO
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

For more news on Bond 24 featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Teaser poster for SPECTRE. © 2014 Danjaq LLC. & Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). All rights reserved.

For more information on Bond 24 and production updates, visit the official 007 Twitter account:

www.007.com

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27 NOVEMBER 2014
JANY TEMIME COSTUME DESIGNER ON BOND 24

FSWL can confirm that French costume designer Jany Temime (joining French actress Léa Seydoux) continues her work with Bond on the new film with the working title Bond 24 (2015). Temime previously worked on Skyfall (2012) (2012) for which she won a Costume Designers Guild Award (CDG) in the Excellence in Contemporary Film category.

"This film is more exciting, more beautiful and more spectacular than the last. I am very happy", Temime said in a comment.

About Jany Temime:
Designed the costumes for seven of the nine films in the Harry Potter series for which she received a CDG Award nomination for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) and won one for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011).

Temime previously worked on Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity (2013) and served as the costume designer on the action adventure Wrath of the Titans (2012).

Among her other credits are Martin McDonagh’s In Bruges (2008) starring Ralph Fiennes ('M' in Skyfall & Bond 24), Alfonso Cuarón’s Children of Men (2006) starring Clive Owen, Agnieszka Holland’s Copying Beethoven (2006) and Beeban Kidron’s Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004).

Temime earned a British Independent Film Award nomination for her costume designs for BlackMail (2001) starring Minnie Driver (Irina in GoldenEye). She had earlier won a BAFTA Cymru Award for her work on Marc Evans’ House of America (1997) and the 1995 Utrecht Film Festival’s Golden Calf for Best Costume Design for Marleen Gorris’ Oscar® winning Antonia’s Line (1995).

Her additional credits encompass more than 40 international motion picture and television projects, including Werner Herzog’s Invincible (2001) and Mike van Diem’s The Character (1997) which won an Oscar® for Best Foreign Language Film.

Editor's note:
Other French people in the Bond film series include Mathieu Almaric (Quantum of Solace), Remy Julienne (driving stunt arranger for every Bond film between 1981 and 1995), Sébastien Foucan (Casino Royale), and Tchéky Karyo (GoldenEye).

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Third and last official trailer for SPECTRE (October 2, 2015) VIDEO
>Cover for original motion picture soundtrack for SPECTRE revealed (September 28, 2015)
>Scandinavian Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Copenhagen (September 28, 2015)
>The teme song, Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith, released (September 25, 2015)
>Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE book (September 24, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (September 23, 2015) VIDEO
>Heineken launch SPECTRE campaign with Daniel Craig (September 21, 2015)
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015) VIDEO
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015) VIDEO
>World Premiere SPECTRE announcement (July 17, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015) VIDEO
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015) VIDEO
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

It has also been announced that the new Bond film will be shot on location in Austria (Obertilliach), Italy (Rome), London, Morocco and Mexico.

Also worth noting is that "Bond 24" will be shot on ordinary film and not digital which was the case with SKYFALL.

For more news on Bond 24 featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Jany Temime at the World Premiere of Skyfall in London. © 2013 WENN. All rights reserved.

For more information about Jany Temime, check out her IMDB profile:

www.imdb.com/name/nm0278973/

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13 NOVEMBER 2014
CHRISTOPH WALTZ HAS SIGNED FOR BOND 24

According to the very reliable Baz Bamigboye of Daily Mail, double Academy Award winning (for roles in Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained) Austrian actor Christoph Waltz has signed to appear in Bond 24 alongside Ben Whishaw, Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear and Ralph Fiennes to be directed by Sam Mendes.

Earlier this year, Waltz was a member of the International Jury at Berlinale along with Bond producer Barbara Broccoli.

Other Austrian people in the Bond film series include professional poker dealer Andreas Daniel (Casino Royale), actor Klaus Maria Brandauer (Never Say Never Again) and stuntman Christian Schmidt (partly doubled for Timothy Dalton on The Living Daylights).

It has also been announced that the new Bond film will be shot on location in Austria (Obertilliach), Italy (Rome), London, Morocco and Mexico.

Also worth noting is that "Bond 24" apparently will be shot on ordinary film and not digital which was the case with Skyfall (2012) (2012).

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Third and last official trailer for SPECTRE (October 2, 2015) VIDEO
>Cover for original motion picture soundtrack for SPECTRE revealed (September 28, 2015)
>Scandinavian Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Copenhagen (September 28, 2015)
>The teme song, Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith, released (September 25, 2015)
>Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE book (September 24, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (September 23, 2015) VIDEO
>Heineken launch SPECTRE campaign with Daniel Craig (September 21, 2015)
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015) VIDEO
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015) VIDEO
>World Premiere SPECTRE announcement (July 17, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015) VIDEO
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015) VIDEO
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

Editor's note:
Christoph Waltz played a German spy in the 1989 film Goldeneye based on Bond creator Ian Fleming's life starring Charles Dance as Fleming. (Roger Moore's daughter Deborah Moore played Ian's secretary in the film.)

For more news on Bond 24 featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Christoph Waltz at the photo call for SPECTRE at Pinewood Studios. Photo by David Dettmann. © 2014 Columbia TriStar Marketing Group, Inc. and MGM Studios. All rights reserved.

For more information about Christoph Waltz, check out his IMDB profile:

www.imdb.com/name/nm0910607/

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13 OCTOBER 2014
DAVE BAUTISTA SET TO APPEAR IN BOND 24 (2015)

FSWl can confirm that American acting WWF wrestler Dave Bautista has signed to appear in Bond 24 (2015) alongside Daniel Craig.

The news follows a casting call that the producers were looking for "an imposing extremely physically fit actor. He has several fights with Bond and will have to have stunt training. He has to drive. Someone very unusual, possibly from a sports background.” for the role of Hinx, the main henchman/assassin in the film, with the followiing requirements:

Male, aged 30–45 / Ideally over 6' 2 (188 cm)

It has also been reported that the new Bond film will be shot on location in Austria (Obertilliach), Italy (Rome) and Morocco.

Also worth noting is that "Bond 24" apparently will be shot on ordinary film and not digital which was the case with Skyfall (2012) (2012).

Dave Bautista's acting credits:
2015: Kickboxer (Tong Po)
2015: Bus 657 (Cox)
2015: L.A. Slasher (The Drug Dealer #1)
2014: Guardians of the Galaxy (Drax)
2013: Riddick (Diaz)
2012: The Man with the Iron Fists (Brass Body)
2011: House of the Rising Sun (Ray)
2010: Chuck TV Series (T.I.)
2010: Wrong Side of Town video (Big Ronnie)
2009: My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (Officer, San Diego Police Department)
2006: Smallville TV Series (Aldar)
2006: Relative Stranger (Wrestler)

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Third and last official trailer for SPECTRE (October 2, 2015) VIDEO
>Cover for original motion picture soundtrack for SPECTRE revealed (September 28, 2015)
>Scandinavian Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Copenhagen (September 28, 2015)
>The teme song, Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith, released (September 25, 2015)
>Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE book (September 24, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (September 23, 2015) VIDEO
>Heineken launch SPECTRE campaign with Daniel Craig (September 21, 2015)
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015) VIDEO
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015) VIDEO
>World Premiere SPECTRE announcement (July 17, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015) VIDEO
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015) VIDEO
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

Editor's note:
For more news on Bond 24 featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Dave Bautista at the photo call for SPECTRE at Pinewood Studios. Photo by David Dettmann. © 2014 Columbia TriStar Marketing Group, Inc. and MGM Studios. All rights reserved.

For more information about Dave Bautista, check out his IMDB profile:

www.imdb.com/name/nm1176985/

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10 OCTOBER 2014
ACTRESS LÉA SEYDOUX HAS SIGNED FOR BOND 24

FSWL can confirm that actress Léa Seydoux continues the French legacy of providing girls for James Bond as she has signed to appear in Bond 24 (2015) alongside Daniel Craig.

Previous French Bond girls include Blanche Ravalec as "Dolly" and Anne Lönnberg as "Museum guide" in Moonraker (1979), Claudine Auger as "Domino" in Thunderball (1965), Carole Bouquet as "Melina Havelock" in For Your Eyes Only (1981), Sophie Marceau as "Elektra King" in The World Is Not Enough (1999), Eva Green as "Vesper" in Casino Royale (2006), and Berenice Marlohe as "Severine" in Skyfall (2012).

Other French people in the Bond film series include Mathieu Almaric (Quantum of Solace), Remy Julienne (driving stunt arranger for every Bond film between 1981 and 1995), Sébastien Foucan (Casino Royale), and Tchéky Karyo (GoldenEye).

It has also been announced that the new Bond film will be shot on location in Austria (Obertilliach), Italy (Rome) and Morocco.

Also worth noting is that "Bond 24" apparently will be shot on ordinary film and not digital which was the case with Skyfall (2012) (2012).

Films with Léa Seydoux:
2014: Saint Laurent (Loulou de la Falaise)
2014: La belle et la bête (Belle)
2014: The Grand Budapest Hotel (Clotilde)
2013: Blå är den varmaste färgen - Kapitel 1 & 2 (Emma)
2013: Grand Central (Karole)
2013: Prada: Candy (Short) (Candy)
2012: Syster (Louise)
2012: Farewell, My Queen (Agathe-Sidonie Laborde)
2011: Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (Sabine Moreau)
2011: Time Doesn't Stand Still (Short) (Elle)
2011: Midnatt i Paris (Gabrielle)
2011: Le roman de ma femme (Ève)
2010: Mistérios de Lisboa (Branca de Montfort)
2010: Roses à crédit (Marjoline)
2010: Petit tailleur (Short) (Marie-Julie)
2010: Belle épine (Prudence Friedmann)
2010: Robin Hood (Isabella of Angoulême)
2010: Sans laisser de traces (Fleur)
2009: Plein sud (Léa)
2009: Miraklet i Lourdes (Maria)
2009: Inglourious Basterds (Charlotte LaPadite)
2009: Des illusions (La fille du métro)
2008: La belle personne (Junie)
2008: Des poupées et des anges (Gisèle)
2008: De la guerre (Marie)
2008: Les vacances de Clémence (TV Movie) (Jackie)
2007: 13 French Street (Jenny)
2007: Une vieille maîtresse (Oliva)
2006: Mes copines( Aurore)

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Third and last official trailer for SPECTRE (October 2, 2015) VIDEO
>Cover for original motion picture soundtrack for SPECTRE revealed (September 28, 2015)
>Scandinavian Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Copenhagen (September 28, 2015)
>The teme song, Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith, released (September 25, 2015)
>Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE book (September 24, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (September 23, 2015) VIDEO
>Heineken launch SPECTRE campaign with Daniel Craig (September 21, 2015)
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015) VIDEO
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015) VIDEO
>World Premiere SPECTRE announcement (July 17, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015) VIDEO
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015) VIDEO
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

Editor's note:
Both Anne Lönnberg and Eva Green have Swedish fathers.

For more news on Bond 24 featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Léa Seydoux at the photo call for SPECTRE at Pinewood Studios. Photo by David Dettmann. © 2014 Columbia TriStar Marketing Group, Inc. and MGM Studios. All rights reserved.

For more information about Léa Seydoux, check out her IMDB profile:

www.imdb.com/name/nm2244205/

Tags:

#spectre

17 SEPTEMBER 2014
HOYTE VAN HOYTEMA BOND 24 CINEMATOGRAPHER

FSWL can confirm that Stockholm based BAFTA awarded cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema takes over after Roger Deakins as Director of Photography for Bond 24 (2015).

Hoyte van Hoytema is a highly acclaimed cinematographer with films like Let the Right One In (2008), The Fighter (2010), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Her (2013) and Interstellar (2014) to his credits. One of Scandinavia's most interesting film names.

Also worth noting is that "Bond 24" will be shot on ordinary film and not digital which was the case with Skyfall (2012) (2012).

FSWL can also reveal that Hoyte won't be the only "Swede" who will work with on Bond 24. Hoyte's cinematography colleague in Sweden, Jallo Faber, and Supervising Sound Editor Per Hallberg is also working on the film.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>IMAX® premiere for SPECTRE in Sweden (November 3, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Mexico City (November 2, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Paris (October 29, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Moscow (October 29, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Madrid (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Berlin (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Amsterdam (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Zurich (October 27, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Rome (October 27, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (October 20, 2015) VIDEO
>Third and last official trailer for SPECTRE (October 2, 2015) VIDEO
>Cover for original motion picture soundtrack for SPECTRE revealed (September 28, 2015)
>Scandinavian Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Copenhagen (September 28, 2015)
>The teme song, Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith, released (September 25, 2015)
>Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE book (September 24, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (September 23, 2015) VIDEO
>Heineken launch SPECTRE campaign with Daniel Craig (September 21, 2015)
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>OMEGA presents SPECTRE model of the Seamaster 300 M (August 14, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015) VIDEO
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015) VIDEO
>World Premiere SPECTRE announcement (July 17, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015) VIDEO
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015) VIDEO
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Publicity photo of Hoyte van Hoytema. © 2013 Untitled Rick Howard Company LLC. All rights reserved.

For more information about Hoyte van Hoytema, check out his IMDB profile:

www.imdb.com/name/nm0887227/

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15 MAY 2014
IMAX EXPERIENCE AWAITS SPECTRE IN SWEDEN

SF Bio has announced plans to open the first commercial IMAX theatre in Sweden and Scandinavia during the fall 2015 which means it should be ready when Bond 24 opens at cinemas over here.

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:

Stockholm, 15-5-2014: During the autumn of 2015, SF Bio will open Scandinavia's first IMAX cinema at Filmstaden Scandinavia which will be located in the Mall of Scandinavia within the Arena area in Solna, just outside the city centre of Stockholm.

Film city Scandinavia will include 15 lounges of which thus will be equipped with IMAX, which is an extremely large canvas with a sound and a visual experience that is something special. IMAX, is an innovation in entertainment and technology with a combination of software, architecture and equipment creates experiences that take biobesöket to a whole new dimension. Around the world there are (as of 1/4 2014) 840 IMAX theaters in 57 countries and is now being built be the first in Sweden.

- We have seen the growth of IMAX in Europe and its popularity and we now believe that the time is right to make IMAX a key part of our commitment to cinema experience, says Jan Bernhardsson, President and CEO of Nordic Cinema Group, which consists of SF Bio in Sweden , SF Kino in Norway, The Cinema in Finland and Forum Cinemas Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. IMAX will be an entirely new attractions at our new flagship Film City of Scandinavia, where the big movies will also have premiered. We look forward to this partnership and will also look at other establishments in Scandinavia.

The major filmmakers such as James Cameron, JJ Abrams and Christopher Nolan, and major movie studios offering films in IMAX format to give the audience an extraordinary experience and today's IMAX cinemas among the most important and successful theaters for major motion pictures worldwide. Movies like "The Avengers," "The Hobbit," "Batman movies" and others are examples of films that attracted large audiences to the cinemas and on an IMAX cinema highlights for an even greater experience.

More information about IMAX is available at https://www.imax.com/about/experience/

Filmstaden Scandinavia will consist of:

• 11 salons adapted to a large audience with northern Europe's biggest screens and a big focus on a grand cinema experience. This plant will be one of the largest cinema theaters in Sweden and include the largest projection screen in the Nordics with over 1800 seats. The main auditorium will thus be built as an IMAX theater including about 500 seats.

• A luxurious cinema with four VIP lounges are built in a separate part encompassing an exclusive restaurant and bar with the ability to eat and drink in connection to the movie. This movie theater will have about 160 exclusive armchairs.

The Mall of Scandinavia in Solna is planned to be the largest shopping center with over 100 000 m2 of retail space.

About SF Bio AB:
SF Bio AB is part of Nordic Cinema Group which is the largest cinema operator with 103 venues and 586 cinemas in six countries - Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Nordic Cinema Group was formed in 2013 by merging the resourceful cinema operators SF Cinema, SF Kino, Finnkino and Forum Cinemas and is owned by Ratos and Bonnier AB. During 2012, the turnover for Nordic Cinema Group was about 2 600 Million SEK. Since 1980, SF Bio in Sweden has built 30 new theaters with 248 salons and 29 971 seats. The company has about 1,300 employees.

More news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Jaguar and Land Rover announces SPECTRE partnership (February 9, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome (February 18, 2015)
>SPECTRE released at cinemas in Sweden (November 4, 2015)
>Global cinema release for SPECTRE (November 6, 2015)

Editor's note:
For more news on Bond 24 featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Visit the official James Bond website for the latest and confirmed Bond 24 news:

www.007.com

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12 MAY 2014
SCANDINAVIAN ACTRESSES TESTED FOR BOND 24

Several actresses in Scandinavia has been tested for a part in Bond 24 (2015). The latest, Synnøve Macody Lund (whom FSWL has loved ever since we saw her in Hodejegerne 2011), seems to be the strongest contender.

Synnøve confirmed her audition to Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet on May 12th that she'd met with Sam Mendes at Pinewood Studios after initially being tested in Copenhagen. Reportedly she is one of eight contenders for the Scandinavian character "with a troubled past who will serve as a brief love interest for Bond."

- "It was a great moment for me as a film enthusiast, and I was more than a little nervous. Just to have a look inside Pinewood Studios, with all of its Bond history, was amazing. I had to fight an urge to take out my cell phone and snap photos," she said.

FSWL can also report that several Swedish actresses were tested for a role in Bond 24 (SPECTRE) including Caisa Ahlroth, Disa Östrand, Ida Engvoll, Julia Ragnarsson and Moa Gammel.

Other Scandinavian girls tested for a role in Bond 24 include Norwegian actress Ingrid Bolsø Berdal and Danish actress Birgitte Hjort Sorensen.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>SPECTRE awarded for Largest film stunt explosion in history (November 10, 2015)
>IMAX® premiere for SPECTRE in Sweden (November 3, 2015)
>Box-office record for SPECTRE in Sweden at opening weekend (November 2, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Mexico City (November 2, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Paris (October 29, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Moscow (October 29, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Madrid (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Berlin (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Amsterdam (October 28, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Zurich (October 27, 2015)
>Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Rome (October 27, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (October 20, 2015) VIDEO
>Third and last official trailer for SPECTRE (October 2, 2015) VIDEO
>Cover for original motion picture soundtrack for SPECTRE revealed (September 28, 2015)
>Scandinavian Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Copenhagen (September 28, 2015)
>The teme song, Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith, released (September 25, 2015)
>Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE book (September 24, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (September 23, 2015) VIDEO
>Heineken launch SPECTRE campaign with Daniel Craig (September 21, 2015)
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015) VIDEO
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015) VIDEO
>World Premiere SPECTRE announcement (July 17, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015) VIDEO
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015) VIDEO
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

For more SPECTRE news featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Editor's note:
Previous Scandinavian actors and actresses in the Bond film series include Britt Ekland, Cecilie Thomsen, Dolph Lundgren, Eva Green, Izabella Scorupco, Jens Hultén, Jesper Christensen, Karen Seeberg, Kristina Wayborn, Mads Mikkelsen, Mary Stavin, Maud Adams, Max von Sydow, Ola Rapace and Ulrich Thomsen.

For more news on Bond 24 featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Publicity photo of Caisa Ahlroth. Photo by Magnus Ragnvid. © 2015 Caisa Ahlroth. All rights reserved.

Visit the official James Bond website for the latest and confirmed Bond 24 news:

www.007.com

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19 MARCH 2014
NEW ASTON MARTIN CONFIRMED FOR BOND 24

At the opening of the new Bond in Motion exhibit in London's Covent Garden, James Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson confirmed a new Aston Martin will appear in the next, still untitled, film Bond 24.

When asked whether the movie would again feature an Aston Martin, Michael G. Wilson responded:

“In the next film, by the way, we’re going to have a new Aston people haven’t seen.”

In another interview, this comment was made:

"We’re looking at one, but that’s a secret. It’s a new design. We were with Aston Martin yesterday, that’s how up to date we are with it!"

Bond 24 will have a new Aston Martin:


More news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Jaguar and Land Rover announces SPECTRE partnership (February 9, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome (February 18, 2015)
>SPECTRE released at cinemas in Sweden (November 4, 2015)
>Global cinema release for SPECTRE (November 6, 2015)

Editor's note:
For more Bond 24 news featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

For other Aston Martin posts featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Behind the scenes still from Skyfall featuring the Aston Martin DB5 used in the film. © 2012 Danjaq LLC. & Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM).. All rights reserved.

In 2013, Aston Martin celebrated 100 years, visit the offical page for more about their 007 connection:

www.astonmartin.com/en/heritage/james-bond/a-love-affair

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4 DECEMBER 2013
BEN WHISHAW UNVEILS 'Q-STAGE' AT PINEWOOD

On this day, Ben Whishaw unveiled the new state of the art Q-Stage at Pinewood Studios. Very suitable considering Ben portrayed the legendary character in Skyfall (2012) (2012), the most successful Bond film of all time.

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:
(4 December 2013) – Pinewood Studios continues to invest in its facilities and the latest offering for clients is a brand new, state of the art facility for both film and television production.

The new stage is named ‘Q Stage’ and was formally opened by Ben Whishaw, the latest actor to play the famous Q character in the Bond franchise.

The development comprises a 30,000 sq ft stage and 15,000 sq ft of production accommodation and workshops. Pinewood’s newest stage was completed on 27 September 2013 and the first production to move in is a large, inward investment film.

It follows a similar model to Pinewood’s Richard Attenborough Stage, which opened in 2011 and has already hosted films including Les Miserables, Jack Ryan and Ridley Scott’s new production, Exodus, as well as TV shows like Chris Moyles’ Love Machine and the most recent series of The Voice.

After some opening remarks from Andrew Smith, Director of Strategy and Communications, Pinewood Shepperton, Ben officially declared the new stage open and unveiled the new Q Stage sign with a specially designed gadget made by Pinewood based prop specialists, PropShop. The producers of the Bond films Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson were in attendance and their presence and the name of the new stage continues Pinewood’s longstanding relationship with the most successful film franchise of all time. Other Pinewood landmarks include the 007 Stage, 007 Drive, Goldfinger (1964) Avenue and Broccoli Road.

Andrew Smith commented:

“We are thrilled that Ben took time out of his busy schedule to formally open ‘Q’ Stage. Pinewood continues to invest in its infrastructure to ensure it offers all types of production the most state of the art, secure and flexible stages possible. It is even more special to have Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson here to help celebrate and it underlines the very special relationship Pinewood and Eon Productions enjoy.”

More news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Jaguar and Land Rover announces SPECTRE partnership (February 9, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome (February 18, 2015)
>SPECTRE released at cinemas in Sweden (November 4, 2015)
>Global cinema release for SPECTRE (November 6, 2015)

Editor's note:
For more news on Bond 24 featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Ben Whishaw opens the 'Q' Stage at Pinewood Studios, 4th December, 2013. © Pinewood Shepperton PLC. All rights reserved.

For more details about the new 'Q' Stage at Pinewood Studios, visit the official website:

www.pinewoodgroup.com/our-studios/uk/pinewood-studios/stages/q-stage-pw

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15 NOVEMBER 2013
MGM AND DANJAQ ACQUIRE ALL BOND FILM RIGHTS

BakerHostetler settles dispute over James Bond rights with MGM and Danjaq, LLC.

MGM and Danjaq, the holding company behind Eon Productions, announced today that it has acquired all of the rights and interests from the estate of Irish producer Kevin McClory (1926-2006).

Thus, the so-called "Battle for Bond" is finally over. This means that the Broccoli family and MGM now owns all rights to the much acclaimed Thunderball (1965) script, including the right to use SPECTRE and its iconic leader, Ernst Stavro Blofeld.

McClory claimed, until his death in 2006, that he helped create the cinematic James Bond and was entitled to a large share of MGM and Danjaq's revenues.

Over 50 years ago, on November 26th 1963, a court case against Ian Fleming started after Kevin McClory had sued Fleming (which lead to McClory getting film rights to "Thunderball"). The reason for the case was that McClory, along with Jack Whittingham, wrote several drafts that later resulted in Ian Fleming's novel Thunderball. When the book was published in 1961, Fleming did not credit McClory (neither Whittingham) who therefore sued Fleming.

For a long time it seemed like a film version of Thunderball could not happen (initially it was supposed to be the first Bond film). Film producers Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli succeeded in concluding an agreement with McClory. The agreement included a clause that McClory had to wait for at least ten years before he could make a new film adaptation of the book/manuscript drafts. Although the Broccoli family tried to stop McClory's plans for a new film version, a "remake" of Thunderball, he produced Never Say Never Again 1983 starring Sean Connery in his last role as agent 007. (NSNA premiered the same year as the MGM/Eon Productions film Octopussy (1983) featuring Swedish Bond girls Maud Adams, Kristina Wayborn and Mary Stavin.)

In the following years, McClory did several attempts to launch his own Bond film series, with no luck. At one point, he allied himself with Sony and created a project called "Warhead 2000 AD". The project was stopped when MGM took Sony to court. As part of the deal, MGM took over the rights to "Never Say Never Again". A few years later, ironically, Sony signed a partnership with MGM. Since the 2006 film Casino Royale, Sony has co-funded Daniel Craig's James Bond films including Quantum of Solace 2008 and Skyfall (2012) in 2012.

The McClory estate was represented by partners, William K. Kane and Adam Skilken, of the Chicago based company BakerHostetler LLP.

- We were delighted to represent Kevin McClory's estate and put an end to this long and contentious dispute over the copyright to the cinematic James Bond, Kane said in a statement.

- The 50+ years long dispute over copyright infringement involving James Bond was settled thanks to a big amount of hard work from the attorneys of Kevin McClory's estate, MGM and Danjaq and is likely to benefit James Bond fans worldwide in the future.

The exciting thing is what it means in practice. There are now speculations that SPECTRE and "Blofeld" may appear in future James Bond films.

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:
MGM & Danjaq announce acquisition of McClory family's James Bond rights

Los Angeles, CA (November 15, 2013) – Danjaq, LLC, the producer of the James Bond films, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), the longtime distributor of the Bond films, along with the estate and family of the late Kevin McClory, announced today that Danjaq and MGM have acquired all of the estate’s and family’s rights and interests relating to James Bond, thus bringing to an amicable conclusion the legal and business disputes that have arisen periodically for over 50 years.

About Danjaq, LLC:
Danjaq is the company that co-owns, with MGM, the copyright in the existing James Bond films and controls the right to produce future James Bond films as well as all worldwide merchandising. The 007 franchise is the longest running in film history with twenty-three films produced since 1962.

About Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and distribution of film and television content globally. The company owns one of the world's deepest libraries of premium film and television content. In addition, MGM has investments in domestic and international television channels.

About BakerHostetler LLP
The Estate of Kevin McClory was represented by Partner William K. Kane (Chicago) and Partner Adam Skilken (Chicago) of the law firm of BakerHostetler LLP.

More news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Jaguar and Land Rover announces SPECTRE partnership (February 9, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome (February 18, 2015)
>SPECTRE released at cinemas in Sweden (November 4, 2015)
>Global cinema release for SPECTRE (November 6, 2015)

Editor's note:
In 2008, Robert Sellers' excellent book The Battle For Bond was published by Tomahawk Press. Check it out for more information about the story behind Kevin McClory's James Bond rights.

For more news on Bond 24 featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Kevin McClory, accompanied by wife and heiress Bobo Sigrist, at High Court in London on 3rd December 1963, with a drink after successfully suing English author Ian Fleming, publisher Jonathan Cape Ltd and financier John Bryce, for damages for alleged infringement of copyright. Photo by Dixie Dean. © Mirrorpix. All rights reserved.

Visit the official James Bond website for the latest news on the cinematic 007:

www.007.com

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11 JULY 2013
BOND 24 NEWS: SAM MENDES RETURNS TO DIRECT

007's 24th adventure will be released in the UK on October 23, 2015 and in the US on November 6, 2015. Daniel Craig will be back as the legendary British secret agent and Sam Mendes will return as director for his second Bond outing. The screenplay will be written by John Logan.

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: (10/7/2013)

Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, EON Productions; Gary Barber, Chairman & CEO, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; Michael Lynton, CEO, Sony Entertainment, Inc, and Amy Pascal, Co-Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced that Daniel Craig will once again return as the legendary British secret agent in the 24th James Bond film and Sam Mendes will also return to direct the screenplay written by John Logan. The film is set for release in the UK on October 23, 2015 and in the US on November 6, 2015.

Skyfall (2012), the 23rd James Bond film, took in 1.1 billion USD worldwide and set a new mark as the highest-grossing film of all time in the UK; it was the best-selling Bond film on DVD/Blu-ray and was the most critically acclaimed film in the history of the longest-running film franchise.

Commenting on the announcement, Wilson and Broccoli said, “Following the extraordinary success of SKYFALL, we’re really excited to be working once again with Daniel Craig, Sam Mendes and John Logan.”

“I am very pleased that by giving me the time I need to honour all my theatre commitments, the producers have made it possible for me to direct Bond 24. I very much look forward to taking up the reins again, and to working with Daniel Craig, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli for a second time,” said Mendes.

Barber added, “We are thrilled to reunite the extraordinary talents of director Sam Mendes with our star Daniel Craig for the next great Bond adventure.” He added, “As evidenced by the phenomenal success of our last collaboration with EON Productions and Sony, the incredible legacy of this 51-year-old franchise continues to amaze.”

Pascal and Lynton said, “It’s a privilege to work on the Bond films. EON, John Logan and Sam Mendes have come up with an extraordinary follow up to SKYFALL and we, along with our partners at MGM, can’t wait to share this new chapter with audiences all over the world.”

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