Daniel Craig is back as superspy James Bond in Spectre with the first pic of 007 in action just released along with early behind-the-scenes footage from the shoot in Austria. In the video above, associate producer Craig Wilson says they’re filming one of the major action sequences in the Austrian Alps which will be “a jewel in the crown, so to speak” for the Sam Mendes-directed 24th Bond movie. Production designer Dennis Gassner adds, “The thing Sam and I talked about was how we are going to top Skyfall… We are going to continue the history of the Bond films, making things that are exciting for the audience to look at and what could be more exciting than to be on top of the world?” Along with the Austrian Alps, locations include London, Rome, Mexico City, Tangier and Erfoud.
Craig sprained his knee while shooting a fight scene for Spectre at Pinewood last week, but the production didn’t lose any time or filming days and Craig returned to set on Saturday. Spectre began filming in December with Craig joined by new 007 recruits Christoph Waltz, Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista, Monica Bellucci and Léa Seydoux. Returning castmembers include Rory Kinnear, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris and Ralph Fiennes. The logline is: A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre. Release is set for November 6 this year.