SPECTRE world premier set for Oct. 26 in U.K.

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The world premier for SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond movie, has been set for Oct. 26 in the United Kingdom, according to A STATEMENT ON THE OFFICIAL 007 WEBSITE.

Here’s the text of the brief statement:

SPECTRE will have its World Premiere in London on Monday October 26. For the first time ever, the film will open on the same night in cinemas across the UK and Ireland. SPECTRE will then begin its theatrical roll out in territories around the world, including the US, on November 6, 2015.

That’s a bit of a change from before. On Dec. 4, it was announced that SPECTRE would have a worldwide premier date of Nov. 6. Now, the U.K. will get its traditional advanced look at Bond ahead of U.S. audiences.

UPDATE: The folks at the MI6 James Bond website said via Twitter that Sony Pictures told them the U.K. premier was always going to be Oct. 23, despite what Sony said in the December press release (linked above or you can view it again BY CLICKING HERE). That means that the U.K. premier has actually been delayed three days instead of being moved up.

It would seem that Sony could use a PR refresher course: it either sent out incorrect or deliberately false information. Either way, that’s bad PR form.

UPDATE II: For the record this is what Sony said on Dec. 4.

LONDON, UK, December 4, 2014 – 007 Soundstage, Pinewood Studios, London. James Bond Producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli today released the title of the 24th James Bond adventure, SPECTRE. The film, from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, is directed by Sam Mendes and stars Daniel Craig, who returns for his fourth film as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007. SPECTRE begins principal photography on Monday, December 8, and is set for global release on November 6, 2015. (emphasis added)

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