Director Sam Mendes and special effects supervisor Chris Corbould discuss Spectre's action sequences in the latest Bond video diary
Explosions, buildings collapsing, jaw-dropping stunts: Bond wouldn't be Bond without these things. Here in the latest Spectre video diary, the focus is on how the thrilling action sequences, including one in Morocco, are being filmed.
Director Sam Mendes says: “The tradition for Bond is always real stunts, real action, real explosions. There's nothing made on a computer and that remains the case here. So the ultimate goal is the kind of visceral excitement you can only get from live stunts."
"Sam has really upped the ante," says special effects supervisor Chris Corbould. “It’s going to be a real rollercoaster ride."
Spectre is the 24th Bond film, and the first since 2012's Skyfall, which remains the first British film to make more than £100 million at the box office.
Mendes has returned to direct the film, which sees Bond unravel a cryptic message from his past, only to discover a dark truth. Meanwhile, Ralph Fiennes, who has taken over as M, struggles to keep the secret service running under political pressure.
British cinemagoers will be able to watch Spectre before the rest of the world later this year, as it will go on general release in the UK immediately after the London premiere on October 26. The film will be released internationally on November 6.