24th Bond film starts rolling with Daniel Craig
James Bond producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli announced on Thursday the title of the 24th 007 adventure, Spectre. The last installment in the 53-year-old film franchise, Skyfall, was released in October 2012.
The film, from Albert Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment, is directed by Sam Mendes and stars Daniel Craig, who returns for his fourth film as Ian Fleming’s world famous character.
Spectre begins principal photography on December 8, and is set for global release on November 6, 2015. Along with Craig, Mendes presented the returning cast, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw and Rory Kinnear, as well as introducing Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Dave Bautista, Monica Bellucci and Andrew Scott.
Mendes also revealed Bond’s sleek new Aston Martin, the DB10, created exclusively for Spectre.
In the film, a cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. 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.
The 007 production will be based at Pinewood Studios, and on location in London, Mexico City, Rome and Tangier and Erfoud, in Morocco. Bond will return to the snow once again, this time in Sölden, along with other Austrian locations, Obertilliach, and Lake Altaussee.
Commenting on the announcement, Wilson and Broccoli said, “We’re excited to announce Daniel’s fourth installment in the series and thrilled that Sam has taken on the challenge of following on the success of Skyfall with Spectre.”
Skyfall was a worldwide box office phenomenon, opening #1 in 70 territories around the world, taking over $1.1 billion worldwide and setting a new all-time box office record in the UK by becoming the first film to take over £100 million.
The launch of Spectre was streamed live on 007.com and Facebook.com/JamesBond007, and the video is now available on demand at both sites.
Opening across the Philippines in November 2015, Spectre will be distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.