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New SPECTRE video heads to Day of the Dead in Mexico City

James Bond is heading to Mexico City for the Day of the Dead in the opening scene of SPECTRE.

Sony have released a new vlog to show how Sam Mendes and his costume, hair and make-up crews have been getting 1000+ extras camera-ready.

It certainly looks as though there will be a striking visual flavour to the sequence, with the extras kitted out lavishly in traditional make-up and outfits. And a giant skeleton floating overhead is always eye-catching…

“I wanted the audience to be dropped right into the middle of a very, very specific, very heady, rich environment,” says Mendes. “It’s the Day of the Dead, everywhere you look there’s colour and detail and life. We’ve built floats and maquettes, the costumes are extraordinary and the craftsmanship is amazing.”

Check out the latest SPECTRE video below now:

SPECTRE opens in the UK on 23 October 2015, before opening globally on 6 November.

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.