1. Trigger Mortis pulls Bond back on track – racing track

    Photo posted to Twitter by Kate Mills (@Kate7Mills), fiction editor of Orion Publishing, used with kind permission

    Photo posted to Twitter by Kate Mills (@Kate7Mills), fiction editor of Orion Publishing, used with kind permission

    With the various news and goings-on around the latest cinematic James Bond adventure – mainly speaking about the musically side of affairs here, see below official announcement – another main event for fans is today’s release of Alex Horowitz’s brand new 007 adventure Trigger Mortis.


    Horowitz launched the book yesterday evening at a special event at Waterstones Piccadilly where he talked about the book, his writing experience and his connection to 007 and Ian Fleming. Huge stacks of copies were signed and our spotters report a fun evening filled with exciting details about Bond’s latest adventure, the first continuation effort to include material by Ian Fleming himself.


    As such Trigger Mortis is without a doubt a unique entry into the official canon, offering a splinter of Fleming’s idea for a – never realised – James Bond TV series. The idea, centred around the Grand Prix car race at classic German racing track Nürburgring, remained a fragment Fleming had no chance to use in further works. But so far reviews seem to indicate the original tallies nicely with Horowitz’s full-length novel and the overall verdict of the critics seems to be favourable (see the BBC’s overview here).


    The die-hard Fleming buffs are of course not satisfied by the media buzz and will want to judge for themselves. Once you’ve read the book you’re welcome to discuss your impressions in this thread of our forum.

    Helmut Schierer @ 2015-09-08
  2. Sam Smith confirmed for SPECTRE title song

    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.”

    Kenny Stewart @ 2015-09-08
  3. Sam Smith appears to confirm SPECTRE theme song

    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.



    Kenny Stewart @ 2015-09-07
  4. New SPECTRE poster released

    Today, Eon Productions released a new poster for SPECTRE. As of now, no further information was given on 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.

    SPECTRE Poster

    Heiko Baumann @ 2015-09-03
  5. SPECTRE video blog – The Bond Women of SPECTRE

    Heiko Baumann @ 2015-08-13
  6. SPECTRE Trailer released

    Kenny Stewart @ 2015-07-22
  7. SPECTRE Trailer to be revealed on Wednesday

    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.

    • Midnight – Los Angeles
    • 3am – New York
    • 4am – Rio de Janeiro
    • 8am – London
    • 9am – Paris, Berlin, Rome, Johannesburg
    • 10am – Moscow
    • 3pm – Beijing
    • 5pm – Sydney

    Kenny Stewart @ 2015-07-21
  8. SPECTRE World Premiere announced

    spectre top

    The Press release:





    LONDON, July 17, 2015 – Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment are delighted to announce that the World Premiere for SPECTRE will take place in London on Monday, October 26, 2015.


    For the first time ever, the film will open on the same night at cinemas across the UK and Ireland, giving audiences the opportunity to be the first in the world to see the hugely-anticipated 24th film in the James Bond franchise.


    Following the World Premiere and release in the UK and Ireland, SPECTRE will begin its rollout in territories around the world. The film will release in the US on November 6, 2015.


    No information about a venue or public availability of tickets was given.

    Heiko Baumann @ 2015-07-17
  9. Shooting SPECTRE: Clapperboard #12

    … and, finally, we´re in Morocco!


    Stefan Rogall @ 2015-06-22
  10. SPECTRE video blog – Mexico’s Day of the Dead

    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.

    Kenny Stewart @ 2015-06-15
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