Details on Bond 25 have been revealed for the first time.
Clara Amfo sat down with the team behind the newest film at Goldeneye – Ian Fleming’s estate on Oracabessa bay on the northern coastline of Jamaica.
Clara Amfo sat down for a chat with Bond 25 director Cary Joji Fukunaga, Barbara Broccoli and screenwriter Michael G Wilson – who confirmed Rami Malek will appear in the latest film.
New details: Clara Amfo sat down with the team behind the newest film at Goldeneye – Ian Fleming’s estate on Oracabessa bay on the northern coastline of Jamaica
Barbara said: ‘It feels incredible to be here. This is where James bond was created.
Director Cary Joji Fukunaga said: ‘It’s definitely an honour, now chomping at the bit to get started
Barbara added: ‘It’s very inspiring, this is where Fleming created Bond. Down there is where Ursula came out of the sea..
Teasing the details of the film, she added: ‘Bond is not on active service when we start the film, he is enjoying himself in Jamaica, we consider Jamaica Bond’s spiritual home. We have built an extraordinary house for him, he starts his journey here. There is quite a ride in store for Mr bond
Filming is also underway in Norway, Pinewood studios and locationa round ,London as well as Italy.
he Laughing Waters beach in Ochos Rios, Jamaica, where Ursula Andress memorably rose from the waves in the first James Bond film, 1962’s Dr No, starring Sean Connery.
The official 007 Twitter account teased the reveal with a post that read: ‘Coming tomorrow at 13:10 GMT, the #BOND25 Live Reveal from an iconic 007 location. Ask the cast a question using #BOND25.’
Bond 25 – the official title of which has not yet been revealed, will be Daniel Craig’s fifth outing as 007 and will be released five years after the 24th Bond film, Spectre.
The film, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, is expected to be 51-year-old Craig’s final appearance as Bond, having previously starred in Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015).
Lea Seydoux’s reprisal of Dr Madeleine Swann was confirmed by Cary in December, along with the return of British stars Ralph Fiennes (M), Ben Whishaw (Q) and Naomie Harris (Eve Moneypenny).
The director praised the Bond Brit pack — and British thespians in general earlier this year— noting that he has worked with many on past projects, including Beasts Of No Nation and Jane Eyre.
‘You have some of the best actors in the world here,’ he told the Daily Mail. ‘Why wouldn’t I have the best coming back?!’
Iconic: The cast posed up on the Laughing Waters beach in Ochos Rios, Jamaica, where Ursula Andress memorably rose from the waves in the first James Bond film, 1962’s Dr No
Legendary: Dr No saw Sean Connery play the handsome and ruthless Bond
Teaser: The official 007 Twitter account shared a snap of the tropical beach made famous in the 1962 Bond Film, Dr No
Anticipation: A tweet from the official 007 account on Wednesday read: ‘Coming tomorrow at 13:10 GMT, the #BOND25 Live Reveal from an iconic 007 location’
Oscar-winner Rami Malek is widely thought to be playing Bond’s latest enemy, although he was not seen during principal photography last month.
Cary stepped in as director when original director Danny Boyle dropped out over ‘creative differences’. It was reported that Oscar-winning director Danny wanted to kill off the iconic agent.
Bond 25 has reportedly been operating under the working title Shatterhand, a reference to the original Ian Fleming novels where Bond and his nemesis, Ernst Stavro Blofeld, first appeared.
Blofeld used the alias Dr Guntram Shatterhand in the 1964 novel You Only Live Twice, which follows Bond to Japan where he finds his arch- enemy living under that name, hinting at the setting and basis of the new film.
Little is known about plot developments in what will be the long-running film franchise’s latest installment.
Last month filming got underway on Bond 25 in Nittedal, Norway, where a mysterious, theatrically masked gunman was seen stumbling in pursuit of a terrified young girl as she fled across the ice.
Cameramen tracked the pair during what appeared to be a dramatic scene, filmed in a large clearing surrounded by pine trees.
Various locations in Jamaica, where Bond creator Ian Fleming once lived, and the Italian province of Matera will also be used as filming continues throughout 2019.
In Spectre, Bond was last seen driving into the sunset with sultry psychologist Swann after apprehending perennial nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
The film, which divided critics, delved into his past as he traced the origins of a mysterious ring, only to discover it belongs to a global terrorist organisation led by childhood friend Franz Oberhauser – the son of Bond’s legal guardian.
Originally thought dead, Oberhauser, played by Christoph Waltz, had instead masterminded the criminal group under the alias of Blofeld – his mother’s maiden name – with the objective of killing Bond.
Earlier this month Layer Cake star Daniel became the longest-serving Bond in history.
On April 10, the actor celebrated a record-breaking 4,527 days in the role.
Eerie: Last month filming got underway on Bond 25 in Nittedal, Norway, where a mysterious, theatrically masked gunman was seen stumbling in pursuit of a terrified young girl as she fled across the ice
Daniel, who took to our screens with his debut Bond film Casino Royale in November 2016, beat former Bond actor Roger Moore, who lasted 4,526 days in the role and Sean Connery, who spent nine years as Bond, to be the longest-serving actor.
Pierce Brosnan, who made his first appearance in the Bond movies with Goldeneye in 1995, spent seven years in the iconic role before handing it over in 2002.
While Timothy Dalton, who took to our screen with The Living Daylights in 1987, spent three years in the role and George Lazenby only one with his Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service in 1969.
Daniel’s record-breaking achievement comes after he said ‘I would rather slash my wrists than play James Bond again’ in 2015.
The comments, which came after the release of the movie Spectre, were later cleared up in an interview with American talk show host Stephen Colbert in 2017.
While speaking on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Daniel said: ‘It was two days after I finished shooting the last movie. I went straight to an interview and someone said would you do another one?
Suave: He beat former Bond actor Roger Moore, who lasted 4,526 days in the role
License to kill: Sean Connery spent nine years as Bond, to be the longest-serving actor (pictured in 1964’s Goldfinger)
Dashing: Pierce Brosnan, who made his first appearance in the Bond movies with Goldeneye in 1995, spent seven years in the iconic role before handing it over in 2002 (pictured in 2002’s Die Another Day)
‘And I went ‘no’ and instead of saying something with style and grace I gave a really stupid answer.’
During the show, Daniel also confirmed that he would be reprising his role as the British Secret Service agent for the 25th Bond film.
While Daniel will now hold the title of the longest-serving Bond, the late Roger Moore will still keep his title for the most amount of Bond films with a staggering seven movies under his belt.
Richard Madden, Cillian Murphy, Idris Elba, James Norton, Tom Hiddleston and Tom Hardy have all been touted as possible replacements for Craig when he leaves the role after 14 years.
Iconic: While Timothy Dalton, who took to our screen with The Living Daylights in 1987, spent three years in the role
Brief; George Lazenby only starred in one Bond film – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service in 1969 (above, with Diana Rigg)