Filming is still underway on SPECTRE, the next installment of the James Bond franchise that pits the British super-spy against a mysterious organization bent on dismantling the secret service and everything Agent 007 holds dear. In the first teaser trailer for the film, audiences get a hint of what’s to come for Bond and his investigation of the secretive group with roots deeper than he ever imagined.
Skyfall director Sam Mendes returns for the upcoming film, which will be the 24th big-screen adventure in the James Bond franchise and see Daniel Craig reprise his role as James Bond, the world-famous spy whose formidable skills are only matched by his sense of style.
Craig is joined in the cast by Ben Wishaw (Perfume: The Story of a Murderer), Naomie Harris (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Monica Bellucci (Irreversible), Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), Léa Seydoux (Inglourious Basterds), Stephanie Sigman (Miss Bala), Andrew Scott (Sherlock), and Rory Kinnear (Quantum of Solace).
The trailer also offers the first — albeit shadowed — look at Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) as the film’s villain, thus far identified as “Oberhauser.” Early speculation suggested (and continues to suggest) that Waltz could actually be playing the notorious villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the leader of SPECTRE who was memorably portrayed by Donald Pleasence and Telly Savalas in past movies. So far, the cast and creative team on the film have declined to confirm (or deny) that Blofeld will be a character in the film.
The official synopsis for the film reads as follows:
In the movie, 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.
SPECTRE is scheduled to arrive in standard and IMAX theaters November 6, 2015.