Daniel Craig predicts SPECTRE will be better than Skyfall

Daniel Craig has claimed the script for the much-hyped new film is "better than we had last time" for 'Skyfall'

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Daniel Craig thinks the script for 'SPECTRE' is "better than we had last time".

The 46-year-old actor, who's playing James Bond for the fourth time in the much-anticipated new film, expects 'SPECTRE' to be superior to the 2012 hit 'Skyfall', which made more than $1.1 billion at the worldwide box office.

He said: "We've got an amazing cast and, I think, a better script than we had last time."

The title of the new Sam Mendes-directed film relates to the Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion (SPECTRE), which is led by iconic evil genius Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the scarred super-villain whose organisation played a prominent part in the 'Dr. No' and 'Thunderball' movies.

However, Daniel has refused to confirm or deny rumours that Christoph Waltz - who is playing a character called Oberhauser - will really be playing Bond's old adversary Blofeld, saying people would have to "wait and see".

Daniel told the BBC: "We started something in 'Skyfall', it felt like a beginning of something. This feels like a continuation of that. We're going to put all of those elements in, and much more."

Plot details of the new movie - which sees Ralph Fiennes replace Dame Judi Dench as M, the head of the MI6 intelligence service - read: "A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation.

"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

  • 3 stars
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 148 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sam Mendes
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista, Stephanie Sigman
  • UK release: 26 October 2015

James Bond (Craig) comes up against a global crime syndicate, while back at home, the 00 programme is under threat from reckless moderniser C (Scott). With its swagger, dry humour and frequent, well-executed action it's a solid crowdpleaser, but the story is predictable, the characterisation is thin and overall it lacks…

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