‘Spectre’ Movie To Focus On James Bond’s Childhood, Says Director

The Spectre movie won’t be a remake after all, it seems. Director Sam Mendes has revealed that he’s taking a completely new approach to the story, focusing on details that never came into question before.

Skyfall was originally going to be Mendes’ final take on directing before moving on to theater, but the story behind Bond 24 brought him back once more. While Skyfall hinted at something the series has never done before, James Bond’s next run will send the audience a little further down the proverbial rabbit hole.

The Spectre movie will focus more on James Bond’s past, specifically his childhood. With Skyfall actually having been the place where Agent 007 grew up, this is rather fitting. Bond will apparently be looking into the story behind his parents’ murder.

No previous Bond film has ever looked so far into his past, instead focusing on the mission at hand. Goldeneye came close with the backstory of a rivalry with a former agent, but no movie has yet approached Bond’s reason for doing what he does, beyond Skyfall. Sam Mendes is interested in showing us what drives the secret agent, where he came from, and where he’ll go from here, says Independent.

“It’s about whether or not to pursue the life he’s always pursued, whether he matters and is he going to continue or not. And you’re going to have to come to see the movie to find out whether he does.”

So far we know that there will be a fight scene and a car chase in a cold (snowing?) environment, and that the stunts so far have resulted in at least a couple of on-set injuries.

Sam Mendes has even given us what appears to be the opening scene.

“In this movie, Spectre, what you have is a movie entirely driven by Bond. He is on a mission from the very beginning. He is on the hunt, on the trail of somebody.”

This is definitely not the first time James Bond has potentially gone rogue either. Twice already he’s had his license to kill revoked and been forced to take on a threat without the help of Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

The Spectre movie will also feature Dave Bautista‘s return to the big screen after Guardians of the Galaxy, this time as a main villain, possibly working directly for Blofeld.

What do you think drove James Bond to join MI6? We will all find out when the Spectre movie hits theaters.

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