Bond 25, the as-yet untitled sequel to 2015's Spectre, has officially launched principal production. In light of this, EON Productions announced the main cast and story for the film.
After teasing a major announcement, longtime producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli confirmed that filming has commenced in Jamaica. The Caribbean nation holds a special importance for the franchise, as author Ian Fleming created the character of James Bond for his 1953 novel Casino Royale at his Jamaican home GoldenEye.
Daniel Craig has been confirmed to star as James Bond for his fifth appearance as 007, joined by returning cast members Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Jeffrey Wright and new cast members Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen and Rami Malek.
The film finds Bond retired from active service in MI6 in Jamaica, where his old CIA friend Felix Leiter draws him back into action after a scientist is kidnapped and a new villain with deadly new technology surfaces. Filming locations will include Jamaica, London, Norway and Italy, with the production directed Cary Fukunaga from a script he co-wrote with Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Scott Z. Burns and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Directed and co-written by Cary Fukunaga, Bond 25 stars Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Jeffrey Wright, Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen and Rami Malek. It is scheduled for release on April 8, 2020.