Last week, we got two variations on the same Spectre poster. Today, we get another one-sheet, which puts 007 (Daniel Craig) in a new suit alongside Léa Seydoux as Bond girl Madison Swan. They are shadowed by a man in a sugar skull mask in celebration of Day of the Dead (known around the world as Dia de los Muertos). The sugar skull has become a signature piece on all of the new promotional materials coming from Sony Pictures, MGM and EON Productions. The festival rests at the center of the movie's opening action set piece.
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 organization known as Spectre. 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.
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.
Léa Seydoux plays a doctor in the movie. She is Madeleine Swann, daughter of Bond's old nemesis Mr. White. Swann has been described as a different kind of Bond girl. And may be too smart for her own good. She feels an immediate attraction to 007 the moment she lays eyes on him. And the feelings are mutual. About her character, Léa Seydoux says she is intelligent and very sexy.
Earlier this week, it was announced that multi-platinum selling artist Sam Smith has co-written the Spectre 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. 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. Commenting on the announcement, Sam Smith said the following.
"This is one of the highlights of my career. I am honored 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."
Sam Mendes returns to direct Spectre, with Daniel Craig reprising his role as 007 for the fourth time. Spectre is produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. The screenplay is by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Jez Butterworth, with a story by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade. Spectre is set for release in the UK on October 26, 2015, and in the US on November 6, 2015. Take a look at the last three James Bond posters, with more surely on the way soon.