In the new issue of Empire magazine there's a fairly light and fluffy piece on Spectre, the new James Bond movie. It's accompanied with some new pictures though, and Empire's website brought a couple of them online for us all to ooh an aah over. These show Dave Bautista as Mr. Hinx and Lea Seydoux as Madeleine Swann. I can tell you that these images both come from the portion of the film set in Austria, though you probably could work that out for yourself by looking through the windows in the background. I will say that this is when Swann joins the story, and Bond doesn't quite handle the situation too well. Bond and Hinx have already met at this point... though those earlier scenes are being shot right now, after the Austria sequence, and there's still more to shoot in future. Suffice to say, Bautista gets a good amount of screentime in Spectre. He's not quite the typical, throwaway henchman type. I could go on, but I really don't want to spoil anything. Let's just say that Spectre is like an octopus at the centre of the Daniel Craig Bond era, its tentacles snaking off in all directions... and that not everybody in this story is who they say they are, or what their surname implies... Spectre will open around the world on November 6th.
Brendon Connelly has been a film writer since the early 90s, with time on the staff of Orbit Magazine, Slashfilm, Bleeding Cool, Den of Geek and many more. He's a long time teacher of film studies and practical filmmaking classes, and has directed music videos, commercials, short films and more. His favourite film is Terry Gilliam's Brazil, his favourite food is pancakes or crepes, and he tries to live his life by the teachings of Kermit the Frog.