Spectre opening sequence in Mexico set to be 'biggest ever' for Bond film
He’s shot a man dead mid-sentence and beaten another to death in a bathroom in Prague; dodged bullets in a vehicle-crunching car chase in Siena; and crashed a car into Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar before riding over rooftops in a tense motorcycle chase, leaping onto a speeding train, and being shot mid-fight on top of the train causing him to fall to what appears to be his untimely death to the river below – all before the titles roll. And that’s just Daniel Craig’s Bond.
But the pre-title sequence for the highly-anticipated next instalment, Spectre, is set to be “the biggest opening sequence” ever done in the Bond franchise history.
Producer Michael G Wilson told Empire it is “maybe the biggest sequence we’ve ever done”.
The sequence is set in Mexico during the annual Day of the Dead festival and reportedly includes exploding buildings and a helicopter ride before what is expected to be one of the best stunts carried out in the franchise.
Mexico’s government reportedly paid up to $20 million to receive a positive portrayal in the film, which includes giving a good showing to “modern Mexico City buildings”.
It was reported the government demanded the production companies behind the film, MGM and Sony, used a Mexican actress as the ‘Bond Girl’, which was realised when Stephanie Sigman was revealed as part of the cast earlier this month.