There’s still no Name, but the next James Bond Movie — currently known as Bond 25 and set Are the final one for Celebrity 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, affirmed that Oscar-winner Rami Malek would play the villain and Phoebe Waller-Bridge was working on the script. Bond 25 will kick off with 007 on vacation in Jamaica, where the movie has begun production, with the CIA dropping in to ask for help with tracking someone down.
Malek was in talks to play the villain in Bond 25 back in February, soon after his best actor Oscar win for Bohemian Rhapsody. Waller-Bridge — best known as the inventor of the series Fleabag, and Killing Eve — was rumoured to be polishing the final draft of this script before in April, but her statement in the official launching suggests she’s doing more than that. Bond 25 has been through a distressed pre-production, which has witnessed many writers go and come. Scott Z. Burns (The Bourne Ultimatum) was the latest to work on the script before Waller-Bridge, after Fukunaga had been hired in the aftermath of Danny Boyle’s departure over”creative differences” that originated from screenplay conflicts with Craig.
It might be that the final Bond movie for a few of these as well, given Craig is set to depart the title role after Bond 25.
Broccoli also said that Bond’s attitudes towards women would change in Bond 25 as an answer to the Me Too movement:”The Me Too motion has had a huge impact — rightfully, thankfully — on society, and such movies should signify that, as everything we do should.” That’s been long overdue for the James Bond franchise, as we researched in detail three years ago.
“Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short lived when his old friend Felix Leiter in the CIA turns up asking for assistance. The assignment to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the road of a mysterious villain armed with new technology that is dangerous “
Bond 25 will launch April 3, 2020 in India and the UK, and April 8, 2020 at the Usa. Following Jamaica, production will move onto London, Italy, and Norway.