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First 'Spectre' trailer hints at 007's deep, dark secrets

The new James Bond film trailer picks up right where "Skyfall" left off, but this time it looks like the film will delve into the hidden darkness of Bond's past.

Spectre poster
Daniel Craig's 007 outfit mines the past. MGM

The first teaser trailer for the new James Bond film "Spectre" has arrived and it's surprisingly low-key. There are no explosions, car chases, train chases, motorcycle chases or foot chases on offer. It only hints at violence, culminating in a single gunshot at the end.

The trailer carries a dark, ominous feeling throughout, but gives very little away. Assuming you skipped reading the leaked from the 2014 Sony hack, most of what we know about the new film can be boiled down to this summary from 007.com: "In SPECTRE, 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 is a familiar name to Bond fans. It stands for "Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion" and represents a global organization of criminals and terrorists featured prominently in Ian Fleming's James Bond novels, as well as earlier Bond films.

The trailer should give Bond lovers some thrills. Keep your eyes peeled for the ring with the Spectre logo on it. "You're a kite dancing in a hurricane, Mr. Bond," says Mr. White, a liaison for the criminal organization Quantum. Mr. White is played by Jesper Christensen, who appeared in the same role in the earlier Bond films "Casino Royale" and "Quantum of Solace."

The first poster for was released on March 17 and shows a throwback version of Bond with Craig dressed in a very similar outfit to the turtleneck one Roger Moore sported in "Live and Let Die" in 1973. If the trailer is anything to go by, this may be a very personal Bond film, delving in his cryptic past.

Ralph Fiennes takes over as M following Judi Dench leaving the role in 2012's "Skyfall." Christoph Waltz, known for "Django Unchained" and "Inglourious Basterds," is a wild card in the new film. He plays a character named Oberhauser, and fans are wondering if his role will shape up to be an epic villain considering Waltz is known for playing the evil side of the coin. All will be revealed when "Spectre" opens in theaters -- starting with the UK and Ireland on October 23, and opening in other countries thereafter, including the US on November 6.