New SPECTRE teaser poster coming March 17

SPECTRE LOGOA new SPECTRE teaser poster is to be unveiled on March 17, it was announced on the official 007 Twitter feed.

Since Dec. 4, the 24th James Bond film has used an image of a bullet hole that splintered glass, with a pattern resembling the old SPECTRE octopus logo seen in early 007 movies to publicize the production. But that’s about to change, it would appear. Here’s the tweet, which includes the image the movie has been using. The tweet went out at 5 p.m. New York time:

There’s also a picture ON FACEBOOK.

The new teaser poster may also change the conversation regarding the movie. The past four days have seen various stories on entertainment news websites about SPECTRE getting as much as $20 million in incentives from Mexico in return for script changes as well as the movie’s $300 million-plus budget.

SPECTRE stills get broader release

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A couple of SPECTRE stills that were in Empire magazine’s feature story about the film have gotten broader distribution via the official 007 Twitter account.

One is a picture of Dave Bautista as Mr. Hinx, the main henchman in the 24th James Bond film. The other is a photo of director Sam Mendes talking to actress Lea Seydoux.

Separately, the 007 Twitter account also took note of the birthday of star Daniel Craig using a photo taken during the production of Skyfall.

Guy Ritchie tweets a behind-the-scenes U.N.C.L.E. still

Logo for The Man From U.N.C.L.E. movie

Logo for The Man From U.N.C.L.E. movie

Director Guy Ritchie took to Twitter to post a behind-the-scenes photograph of himself and his stars during filming of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. movie.

Based on the trailer released on Feb. 11, this was during filming of an early scene where Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) get into a fight after being assigned to work with one another.

Principal photography occurred early September to early December 2013, with some reshoots in 2014.

The movie debuts Aug. 14. Presumably, this still is part of the gearing up of social media marketing efforts. For a timeline about the events related to the film’s production, CLICK HERE.

Sir Roger raises his hand

Roger Moore (jokingly) volunteered via Twitter to step up after news came out that Daniel Craig was injured during SPECTRE filming.

But it turned out the current 007 would be able to soldier on. Sir Roger, 87, took it in stride.

007 Tweets of note from Jeremy Duns, Anthony Horowitz

On Sunday, Jan. 25, two rather interesting posts on Twitter emerged related to the world of James Bond.

The first was from journalist and author Jeremy Duns. He came across a 1963 story in the Daily Express indicating that, at one time, Bond co-producer Harry Saltzman was interesting in having actor-playwright Robert Shaw script a 007 film.

Shaw, of course, played Red Grant in 1963’s From Russia With Love. There are no details about what Bond project this might have been for.

Generally speaking, screenwriter Richard Maibaum was close to Albert R. Broccoli, the other Bond co-producer. Saltzman was always on the lookout for other scribes, including Len Deighton (who did uncredited work on From Russia With Love), Paul Dehn (Goldfinger) and John Hopkins (Thunderball).

Duns previously has detailed the work screenwriter Ben Hecht did for producer Charles K. Feldman’s ill-fated 1967 Casino Royale film. Duns researched how Hecht had a more serious take in mind. Duns has a e-book on the subject, ROGUE ROYALE.

The other Tweet came from Anthony Horwitz, writer of the next James Bond continuation novel coming out this fall.

The author, as it turns out, was watching the 1974 movie on television. On Jan. 15, HE TWEETED he had delivered his Bond novel. On Jan. 22, HE TWEETED that he had seen the cover, calling it “perfect.”

UPDATE: Horowitz later engaged in a dialogue with other Twitter users.

One commented to Horowitz that the Golden Gun novel isn’t one of Fleming’s best novels. Horowitz’s reply: “True. But that rubber nipple? Oh dear.” In a separate response, he said of the 1974 movie’s car jump: “Great stunt. But the sound and the sheriff? Oh dear.”

He was then informed by freelance writer and author Jeffrey Westhoff, “Slide whistle was John Barry’s choice, which he later regretted. But director, etc. could have nixed it.” Horowitz’s reply: “That’s a very interest piece of movie trivia!”

SPECTRE filming begins in Austria

SPECTRE began filming Austria on Jan. 5 and the official 007 Twitter feed released another clapperboard picture.

It’s the second such clapperboard shot for the 24th James Bond film. The first was released last month when principal photography began officially ON DEC. 8. Based on the scene number on the clapperboard, this is for a sequence somewhat later in the movie.

SPECTRE filming begins officially

The picture below could be considered a spoiler to some.

The official James Bond Twitter feed (@007) sent out a picture of a clapperboard for the new 007 adventure, marking the official start of filming.

During production of Skyfall, @007 put out clapperboard pictures on a weekly basis. Some fans kept track of the scene numbers to try deduce elements of the plot. In the case of the first SPECTRE photo, there’s an object last seen at the end of Skyfall.

Here’s a copy of the Tweet:

Some filming on SPECTRE occurred earlier this year and you can CLICK HERE to read a story on MI6 James Bond website with the details.

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