‘Spectre’ Stunt is a World Record Holder

Daniel Craig in Spectre
Daniel Craig is back as James Bond in ‘Spectre’ (Photo © 2015 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Danjaq, LLC and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc)

Spectre stars Daniel Craig and Lea Seydoux joined producer Barbara Broccoli in Beijing, China to accept a certificate from Guinness World Records. Oscar winning special effects supervisor Chris Corbould earned the world record for an explosion in the 24th James Bond film, using 8,418 litres of fuel and 33kg of explosives to create a gigantic explosion for a key scene in Spectre. The record-breaking scene was actually shot in Erfoud, Morocco on June 29, 2015.

The Guinness World Records title is for the “Largest Film Stunt Explosion” in movie history.

“It is absolutely tremendous that the Guinness World Records have recognized Chris Corbould’s incredible work in Spectre in which he created the largest explosion ever in film history,” stated producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.

“The James Bond movies are synonymous with pushing cinematic boundaries. The latest film, Spectre, has again captured the imagination of global cinemagoers, and this will certainly be due in part to the phenomenal stunts. The scene featuring the world’s largest film stunt explosion is spectacular and will live long in the memory as one of the outstanding moments in the Bond franchise,” said Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday.

Spectre was directed by Skyfall‘s Sam Mendes from a script by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Jez Butterworth.

The Spectre Plot:

A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond (Daniel Craig) on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE.

Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White (Jesper Christensen), who may hold the clue to untangling the web of SPECTRE. As the daughter of an assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot.

As Bond ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, he learns of a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks, played by Christoph Waltz.