The "Nine Eyes" is an intelligence-gathering alliance named after and inspired by its real world counterpart the "Five Eyes" (the latter comprising Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States). The alliance's formation is a central plot-point of the 2015 James Bond film SPECTRE.
Max Denbigh (C), the head of the privately-backed Joint Intelligence Service (consisting of the recently merged MI5 and MI6), campaigns for Britain to form alongside 8 other countries "Nine Eyes ", a global surveillance and intelligence co-operation initiative between nine member states. However, it is revealed that the criminal organization SPECTRE has been involved in the creation of "Nine Eyes" and has been staging terrorist attacks around the world, creating a need for the programme. In return SPECTRE will be given unlimited access to intelligence gathered by Nine Eyes. Present at the Nine Eyes inaugural meeting in Tokyo, Japan were representatives of Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, South African, British, and American intelligence services.