Empire goes behind the scenes on Spectre and gets a box seat on Mendes' career to date. This month sees Sam Mendes follow in the footsteps of Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson as Empire's guest editor.

The Spectre and Skyfall director, theatre maven and now journalist throws open the doors to Bond 24, allowing Empire readers incredible access to potentially the most spectacular 007 movie to date. There's set visits to Mexico, the Alps and Pinewood, chats with Daniel Craig and Christoph Waltz - as well as Mendes himself - and all the Bond facts, figures and cocktail recipes you can slip into a tuxedo pocket. It's not just Bond, though.

There's a special oral history of Oscar-winning American Beauty, with contributions from all its main players, a first look at The Jungle Book and a unique Q&A with some of the biggest directors working today. Plus two free Bond posters!







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