Bond’s ‘SPECTRE’ Opening Took 1,500 Extras To Film

Bond’s ‘SPECTRE’ Opening Took 1,500 Extras To Film

Fans of James Bond can’t wait for this November, when the famous MI6 secret agent hits the screen again in, SPECTRE. Promising more breathtaking scenery that moviegoers have come to love and expect from recent installments, Director Sam Mendes made sure the films opening did that and more.

The 24th installment in the Bond franchise, opens with a scene in Mexico during its Day of The Dead festival. As Mendes states in the behind the scenes video below, “I wanted the audience to be dropped right into the middle of a very specific, very heady, very rich environment“.

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Day of the dead Bond

One of fifteen hundred extras dressed and made up to be part of the Day of the Dead parade in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures/EON Productions’ action adventure SPECTRE.

The opening segment took an amazing 1,500 extras to pull off. These weren’t just people walking down a street either, each extra required a full costume and make-up to create the look and feel of the real festival.

Watch the behind the scenes of SPECTRE’s opening below:

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It’s great to see filmmakers using real people and the skill of make-up artists again, in a time when CGI has become the mainstay. With this much effort in SPECTRE’s opening, it’s easy to anticipate a great Bond film this Fall.

Photo: ©2015 Sony Pictures

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