The next James Bond movie has been titled “Spectre”, it was revealed at a Thursday press event.
Daniel Craig returns as Bond, with a cast that includes new-comers Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Dave Bautista, Andrew Scott and Monica Bellucci.
A live announcement by Eon Productions, MGM Studios and Sony Pictures from the 007 Stage at London’s Pinewood Studios, the British studio home of the Bond franchise, started at 11 a.m. local time.
The movie begins principal photography on Monday, with returning actors Naomi Harris (Eve Moneypenny), Ben Whishaw (Q) and Ralph Fiennes (Gareth Mallory, who will later be M).
The last Bond film, Skyfall, was a huge box office smash, ending up as the 7th highest grossing movie of all time at $1.1 billion, and the all time leading UK production.
Waltz is set to play a character called Oberhauser, which could refer to Hannes Oberhauser, a character who was Bond’s ski-instructor and considered his second father. Seydoux is set to play Madeleine Swann, Belluci will star as Lucia Sciarra and Bautista Mr Hinx.
The name Spectre is likely to refer to the fictional terrorist organization that featured in James Bond novels and first appeared on screen in 1962’s Dr. No. It was led by Bond’s arch-nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
The movie is set for release on November 6, 2015 in the US, and a few weeks earlier on October 23, 2015 in the UK.
The latest Bond car will be the Aston Martin DB10.
Tags: Daniel Craig, James Bond, spectre
Source: Hollywood Reporter