Late last week, the first trailer for “Spectre” dropped, and it was a lot of moody lighting and people talking in hushed, ominous tones. But don’t worry, the actual movie is going to bring the requisite ambition we now expect from a franchise that kissed the billion dollar mark with “Skyfall.” You’ll know it right from the opening moments of the movie, set during the Day Of The Dead in Mexico, where lensing is currently underway.
It will be “the biggest opening sequence we’ve ever done, maybe the biggest sequence we’ve ever done,” producer Michael G. Wilson told Empire, adding, “We’ve got 1500 extras in Day Of The Dead costumes and make up and we’ve occupied the centre of Mexico City for days. The only thing that’s come close to it was putting on the carnival in Rio in ‘Moonraker,’ and I think this is a much bigger operation.” Indeed, the magazine adds that the entire setpiece will feature a footrace, helicopter fight, and it’ll all culminate in one massive stunt.
Let’s hope that “Spectre” doesn’t blow its load too early though. It would certainly be a bummer for the movie to kick off on a high note and slide down from there. The movie arrives on November 6th. Pictures from the Mexico shoot below.