The makers of the 24th official James Bond film have revealed it will be called Spectre when it debuts in cinemas next year.
Speaking on stage at Pinewood Studios in the UK this morning, returning director Sam Mendes and Bond producer Barbara Broccoli unveiled a short title sequence, as well as the film’s cast and crew.
Alongside Daniel Craig as 007 himself, several familiar faces from previous instalment Skyfall are returning for Spectre, which is due to be released in the UK on October 23, 2015.
These include Ralph Fiennes as M, Ben Wishaw as Q, Naomie Harris as Moneypenny and Rory Kinnear as Tanner.
Producers have also opted for a sense of continuity by retaining Skyfall writers John Logan, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade for Spectre’s screenplay.
New cast members coming on board for Bond 24 are Sherlock star Andrew Scott, Blue Is The Warmest Colour’s Léa Seydoux, Guardian of the Galaxy’s Dave Bautista, Matrix star Monica Belluci and double-Oscar winner Christoph Waltz as villain Oberhauser.
Although acclaimed cinematographer Roger Deakins won’t be coming back for Spectre, he will be replaced by Hoyte Van Hoytema, known for his groundbreaking work on films such as Her, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and current box office hit Interstellar.
Mendes announced that he will start shooting the new film on Monday, with filming set to take place over the next seven months at locations including London, Mexico City, Rome, Morocco and the Austrian Alps.
Spectre will be released in the UK on October 23, 2015.
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