Another week, another SPECTRE poster. This one brings back the classic “007 with Bond girl”-motif, keeping the “Day of the Dead”-pic in the background – but with more colors!
There´s also a new banner artwork – so one may doubt that this is the final one sheet. Maybe there´s another one combining Bond with the villain called… um… what´s his name?
After much speculation, and his own octopus ring based hint yesterday, Sam Smith has been confirmed as the singer of the title song for SPECTRE.
The track itself is called “Writing’s on the Wall”, and was co-written by Smith and Jimmy Napes, who was heavily involved with his debut album “In the Lonely Hour”.
CD, vinyl and digital releases are available to pre-order through his website. The song will be available to download and stream from Friday 25th September.
The CD single will also include an instrumental version of the theme.
SPECTRE producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said: “Sam and Jimmy have written the most inspirational song for Spectre and with Sam’s extraordinary vocal performance, “Writing’s on the Wall” will surely be considered one of the greatest Bond songs of all time.”
Smith himself added: “This is one of the highlights of my career. I am honoured to finally announce that I will be singing the next Bond theme song. I am so excited to be a part of this iconic British legacy and join an incredible line up of some of my biggest musical inspirations. I hope you all enjoy the song as much as I enjoyed making it.”
Singer-songwriter Sam Smith appears to have ended the months of speculation over who will perform the title song for SPECTRE.
The 23-year-old posted a photo on his social media platforms showing him wearing the famous SPECTRE octopus ring.
Despite being heavily linked to the role for much of the past year, Smith has repeatedly denied that he would be singing the main title song, saying in July it was “definitely not” him.
Official confirmation is expected by Tuesday.
Today, Eon Productions released a new poster for SPECTRE. As of now, no further information was given on 007.com if this is meant to be the final theatrical poster. The full billing on the bottom (minus information on who’s going to perform the title song) may count as an indicator for this but not as an evidence.
The official 007 accounts have confirmed that the full trailer for SPECTRE will be revealed to the world on Wednesday 22nd July at 8am UK time.
… and, finally, we´re in Morocco!
The official 007 accounts have released a new video blog about SPECTRE filming in Mexico City, which includes an action sequence based around the traditional Day of the Dead festival. Celebrations take place throughout Mexico every year between 31st October and 2nd November. The blog itself focuses on the costumes and preparation needed to capture a mass parade involving more than 1,500 extras. The scenes are expected to feature as the opening pre-title sequence of SPECTRE.