Diehard James Bond fans eagerly waiting to know about 007's latest cinematic adventure can breath again. The details of the 24th installment of the James Bond franchise, including the title and cast, was announced during an event broadcast live online from Pinewood Studios, the home of 007.
(From left to right) British actress Naomi Harris, French actress Lea Seydoux, British actor Daniel Craig, Italian actress Monica Bellucci and Austrian actor Christoph Waltz pose during an event to launch the 24th James Bond film 'Spectre' at Pinewood Studios at Iver Heath in Buckinghamshire, west of London, on Thursday. Pic/AFP
Film-maker Sam Mendes and Daniel Craig will join forces again for the new film, which will be called... SPECTRE.
Also revealed were some members of the new cast, including Oscar winner Christoph Waltz and the new Bond 'girls' -- Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux.
Dave Bautista, who appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy, is another new addition to the cast.
Andrew Scott, known for his role of Moriarty in Sherlock, but in an MI6 role.
'Django Unchained' star Waltz, whose name was rumoured in the cast as villain Blofeld, will play Oberhauser. Mendes did not elaborate on his character.
Scott, best known for his role in TV drama 'Sherlock' where he played Sherlock's nemesis James Moriarty, will play Denbigh, while Bautista's character is called Mr Hinx.
Ben Whishaw, who played Q in the last film, is returning so is Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, Rory Kinnear as Tanner.
Ralph Fiennes, who was introduced as the new M after the death of Judi Dench in 'Skyfall', is also returning.
Craig, 46, is returning for his fourth turn as Ian Fleming's fictional spy 007 while it would be director Sam Mendes' second Bond film after the success of 'Skyfall'.
'Spectre' will release on November 6 next year.
"We are very excited and I think I speak on behalf of all of us to say that we cannot wait to bring this movie to you in just under a year's time. We hope you like it," Mendes said as he announced cast and crew details with producer Barbara Broccoli at Pinewood studios in Buckinghamshire.
The film will begin principal photography from Monday at London's Pinewood studios. It will be shot in locations like Mexico City, Rome, Tangier & Erfoud, Morocco, Solden, Obertilliach and Lake Altausee (Austria).
In the new movie, a cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation (Spectre).
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.
Aston Martin has continued its 50-year-old relationship with the spy drama and Mendes launched the new DB-10 version of the car that Bond will be seen driving in the movie.
The script-writing writing team behind 'Skyfall' -- John Logan, Neil Purvis and Rob Wade are returning for 'Spectre' as well.
The film is produced by Albert R Broccoli's EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment.