Spectre, the next James Bond film, will be released in the UK on 26 October – with its world premiere in London on the same night.
“Interestingly, the film will open on the night at cinemas across the UK and Ireland,” said Sony Pictures.
Spectre, directed by Skyfall’s Sam Mendes, is out in the U.S on 6 November. Daniel Craig is playing 007 for the fourth time in the film, which also stars Christoph Waltz and Lea Seydoux.
Other cast individuals include Sherlock star Andrew Scott, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Dave Bautista, Monica Bellucci and Ralph Fiennes.
Spectre was shot at Pinewood Studios and filmed on area in London, Mexico City, Rome and Tangier and Erfoud, in Morocco.
According to IMDB, the plot involves “a cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE”.
Spectre’s UK release date was initially set for 23 October, with the date then being put back to 6 November.
However, the last Bond film Skyfall, released in 2012, and grossed £700m ($1.1 billion) worldwide. “The reported budget for Skyfall was between $150 million and $200 million.
According to sources and emails leaked by the hackers of Sony Pictures, Spectre will cost around $350 million. If that number is shocking to you, it should be – it puts SPECTRE in serious contention for being the most expensive movie ever made”, Forbes reported
From Jonathan Glickman, president of MGM’s motion picture group (courtesy of TaxAnalysts.com, which broke this story):
“We are currently facing a budget that is far beyond what we anticipated and are under immense pressure to reduce the number to $250M net of rebates and incentives. This is not about ‘nickel and diming’ the production. As of now, our shooting period is $50M higher than Skyfall and the current gross budget sits in the mid $300Ms, making this one of the most expensive films ever made”.