Although Bond 25 won’t be shot there, GoldenEye in Jamaica played host to the official announcement of the start of production on Bond 25. GoldenEye was the home of Bond author Ian Fleming and the location where he penned 12 novels.
The announcement did reveal key details on the upcoming spy thriller, however it didn’t reveal the film’s official title. Filming will begin on April 28, 2019 with Daniel Craig returning as James Bond, marking the fifth time he’s played the iconic character.
Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective, Beasts of No Nation) is directing. The script is written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, Scott Z. Burns with Cary Joji Fukunaga and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
In addition to Daniel Craig, the film’s returning cast will include:
- Ralph Fiennes as M
- Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny
- Rory Kinnear as Tanner
- Léa Seydoux as Madeleine Swann
- Ben Whishaw as Q
- Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter
Newcomers to the Bond franchise include Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch, and Billy Magnussen. Rami Malek is confirmed to be the film’s major villain.
The EON Productions and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios production will be produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. Filming will take place in Jamaica, Norway, London, and Pinewood Studios in the U.K.
“We’re thrilled to return to Jamaica with Bond 25, Daniel Craig’s fifth installment 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.
The behind the scenes team includes director of photography Linus Sandgren, editors Tom Cross and Elliot Graham, production designer Mark Tildesley, costume designer Suttirat Larlarb, and visual effects supervisor Charlie Noble.
The announcement included the basic synopsis:
“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.”
Bond 25 is set to open in theaters on April 8, 2020.