Read here 15 interesting and fun facts about the movie “Spectre”!
1. Reportedly, directors Ang Lee, Tom Hooper, David Yates, Danny Boyle, Shane Black and Christopher Nolan were being considered to direct the film until Sam Mendes decided to come back after Skyfall.
2. Reportedly, directors Ang Lee, Tom Hooper, David Yates, Danny Boyle, Shane Black and Christopher Nolan were being considered to direct the film until Sam Mendes decided to come back after Skyfall.
3. Gary Oldman was approached for the role of Franz Oberhauser, but he was unwilling to commit to six months of production worldwide.
4. Reportedly, the film is on track to be one the most expensive films ever made, costing over $300 millions.
5. Before Christoph Waltz was cast for the villain, Chiwetel Ejiofor was considered for the role. Kevin Spacey was also rumored.
6. According to the UK Daily Mail, the film’s producers were forced to rewrite the plot line during the Sony Hack. A draft script was stolen from the film studio and leaked by a group calling themselves the “Guardians of Peace”. Producers confirmed the cyber attack on the computers of Sony Pictures Entertainment in December 2014.
7. SPECTRE establishes a link between all of Daniel Craig’s Bond movies up to this point, as it features both documents from Bond’s childhood found in the ruins of Skyfall Lodge and the return of Mr. White. Skyfall had no apparent link to both plots of Quantum Of Solace and Casino Royale before.
8. Monica Bellucci is the oldest actor to be cast as a “Bond girl” at the age of 50.
9. Although special props were made for the Mexican representation of the El día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival that takes place at the beginning of the film, Mexico’s city officials lend the production 8 monumental skulls that were used in the real Ofrenda placed on the Zócalo in 2014.
10. Despite Skyfall being shot entirely in digital, and rumors that Bond movies would be shot digitally from then on, SPECTRE and Bond 25 will be shot on 35mm film.
11. SPECTRE first appeared in the 1962’s “Dr. No”.
12. There is a fan theory that claims James Bond – 007 is a code name given to special agents each generation, and not just one person.
13. Dr. Evil is based on Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the leader of SPECTRE.
14. Daniel Craig’s fourth appearance as James Bond ties with Pierce Brosnan’s number of appearances in the Bond film franchise. Together, they tie for the actor with the third most number of appearances.
15. Reportedly, SPECTRE and its successor Bond 25 have been pitched and designed with a multi-film arc. This would be the third time in the official Bond film series where two Bond movies have been directly connected. The first time was with On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and Diamonds Are Forever. The second time was Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.