James Bond’s latest superspy exploits have finally hit cinemas after months of hype. It turns out Spectre may not go down in history as one of Bond’s greatest outings, but it will be remembered for another achievement: setting a Guinness world record for the largest stunt explosion ever captured on film.
The scene was filmed in Morocco using a whopping 8,418 litres of fuel and 33 kilograms of explosives. Chris Corbould, who served as special effects and miniature-effects supervisor on the film, is the lucky man who got to blow up the baddies’ abode. He’s also special-effects supervisor for Star Wars: The Force Awakens so, needless to say, we’re now extra excited for that one to debut.
Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday said: “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.”
Watch the video above to see the scene in all its explosive glory, and get a backstage look at what it takes to create a record-breaking blast.