James Bond's Opening Scene 'SPECTRE' Hired Over 1,500 Extras

The opening sequence of James Bond's 'SPECTRE' hired over 1,500 extras - that's one hell of a cattle call.

Late last year, before the title and cast of the 24th James Bond movie were even announced in London, there were reports that the 'SPECTRE' movie was way over budget. That information seems legitimate because it came from the Sony Hack, following the North Korea computer hack. But nevertheless, production continued with director Sam Mendes and his star, Daniel Craig. Still, it makes you wonder, what made the movie go over budget so quickly. This new new video definitely shows how over-the-top the new James Bond movie will be. jamesbond Mendes says that he “wanted the audience to be dropped right into the middle of a very, very specific, very heady, rich environment,” referring to an incredibly authentic Day of the Dead festival that will serve as SPECTRE’s opening sequence. At the end of the day, 1,500 extras were brought in to bring this festival to life and each one of them had a unique costume designed and created by the staff featured in this video, which I assume cost well over a few million to produce. Check out the video below: Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting.