The producers of Bond 25 have revealed key cast and production details from Jamaica, the iconic location for previous Bond films including Dr No and Live And Let Die.
Broadcasting live on Twitter, the production confirmed incoming cast including Rami Malek, Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen, David Dencik, and Dali Benssalah. Returning franchise cast members include Ralph Fiennes, Lea Seydoux, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Rory Kinnear and Ben Whishaw. Daniel Craig is of course back as Bond.
A title wasn’t revealed but producer Barbara Broccoli said the film will start in Jamaica where “Bond is not on active service, he is enjoying himself. We’ve got quite a ride in store for him.” 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.
The production has already shot in Norway and will head over to the UK’s Pinewood studio then onto Matera in Italy. The movie will be the first Bond to use IMAX cameras.
Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective) is writer-director. Bohemian Rhapsody star Malek is is expected to portray the film’s villain. Here’s a message from Malek on his character.
The film recently had a release date change from February 14 2020 to April 8 2020. Additional writers on the script were today confirmed as Neil Purvis, Robert Wade, Scott Z Burns and Fleabag‘s Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
MGM will release the film domestically through their United Artists Releasing banner on April 8. It will go through Universal Pictures International and MGM in the UK and internationally from April 3, 2020.