The countdown begins to the forthcoming blockbuster event that is the next in line of the James Bond film franchise, Spectre. The first official teaser has arrived, and with it, the promise of its continuing attributes to all the necessary tropes of classic 007 fanfare for fans familiar with the franchise and its DNA, once more with actor Daniel Craig on point with Skyfall helmer Sam Mendes.
Sure, some are still critical of whether or not the new films do the classics justice. I personally enjoyed Skyfall when I went to see it with family over the holidays back in 2012 and I have no doubt in my mind that Spectre will continue the reign of the superspy genre in its current state of growth for today’s generation. As such, there’s no question as to whether or not Mendes has some surprises up his sleeve for this outing as it is only a matter of how.
In any event, you can count on staying excitement with more promo material to come. In the meantime, Sony will be releasing this film via IMAX as of today’s official statement below, after which you can catch the freshly released teaser for Spectre. Peep it!
SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX), 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 Lea 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, 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.
For more information about SPECTRE, visit Sony Pictures’ official website at www.sonypictures.com.