Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson have officially announced the start of production on Bond 25, and while the title is still under wraps, we do have word on the cast and shooting locations, as well as an official synopsis.
Returning alongside Daniel Craig’s 007 are Ralph Fiennes (M), Naomie Harris (Moneypenny), Rory Kinnear (Tanner), Léa Seydoux (Madeleine Swann), Ben Whishaw (Q) and Jeffrey Wright (Felix Leiter), while new additions include Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody), Ana de Armas (Blade Runner 2049), Lashana Lynch (Captain Marvel), Billy Magnussen (Velvet Buzzsaw), Dali Benssalah (A Faithful Man) and David Dencik (Top of the Lake).
The production – directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective) – will be based at Pinewood Studios in the UK, with Location shooting in London, Italy, Norway and Jamaica. The official synopsis reads:
Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
“We’re thrilled to return to Jamaica with Bond 25, Daniel Craig’s fifth instalment in the 007 series, where Ian Fleming created the iconic James Bond character and Dr. No and Live And Let Die were filmed,” said Broccoli and WIlson, making the announcement from GoldenEye, the former Jamaica home of Ian Fleming.
Bond 25 is set for release in the UK on April 3rd 2020 and in the U.S. on April 8th 2020.