There Is still no Name, but Another James Bond film — currently Called Bond 25 and set to be the final one for star Daniel Craig — now has a finalised cast and plot details.
At Ian Fleming’s villa on the Caribbean island of Jamaica on Thursday, Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, Together with new manager Cary Fukunaga, confirmed that Oscar-winner Rami Malek would play the protagonist and that Phoebe Waller-Bridge was working on the script. Bond 25 will kick off with 007 on vacation in Jamaica, where the movie has started production, together with the CIA falling in to request assistance with tracking down someone.
Malek was in talks to play the protagonist in Bond 25 back in February, soon after his very best actor Oscar win for Bohemian Rhapsody. Waller-Bridge — best known as the creator of the series Fleabag, and Killing Eve — was rumoured to be shining the final draft of this script before in April, but her announcement in the official launch indicates she’s doing more than just that. Bond 25 has been via a troubled pre-production, which has witnessed several writers go and come. Scott Z. Burns (The Bourne Ultimatum) was the newest to perform on the script before Waller-Bridge, after Fukunaga had been hired in the aftermath of Danny Boyle’s passing over”creative differences” that stemmed from screenplay battles with Craig.
It might be the final Bond film for some of these too, given Craig is set to depart the title role following Bond 25.
Broccoli also said that Bond’s attitudes towards girls would alter from Bond 25 as a response to this Me Too motion:”The Me Too motion has had a huge effect — rightfully, thankfully — society, and such films should signify that, as everything we do ought to.” That has been long overdue for the James Bond franchise, as we explored in detail three years ago.
Here is the official synopsis for Bond 25:
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 proves to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond on the road of a mysterious villain armed with new technology that is dangerous .”
Bond 25 will release April 3, 2020 in India and the UK, and April 8, 2020 at the US. After Jamaica, production will proceed London, Italy, and Norway.