The 24th 007 movie, starring Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes, LĂ©a Seydoux and Monica Bellucci, gaveÂ name after the evil organisation first seen in 1965.
The 24th James BondÂ movie is to be titled Spectre, it was announced on Thursday.
“At a star-studded press conference live-streamed from Londonâs Pinewood Studios, where director Sam Mendes is due to begin filming next week, producers also revealed that the Austrian actor Christoph Waltz will play a key role in the movie. But they refused to confirm reports that the two-time Oscar winner has signed to portray the new Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the iconic Bond villain who traditionally heads up Spectre,” reports The Guardian.
“LĂ©a Seydoux, 29, who starred in Blue is the Warmest Colour, and Monica Bellucci, 50, who starred in Irreversible, will play the new âBond girlsâ â Madeleine Swann and Lucia Sciarra, respectively â opposite 46-year-old Daniel Craig in his fourth outing as 007,” the publication adds.
The new film has also added Guardians of the Galaxyâs Dave Bautista and Sherlockâs Andrew Scott to the cast. Bautista will play a character named Mr Hinx, tipped to be a henchman of sorts, whileÂ Scott as a Whitehall newcomer named Denby.
Two weeks ago reports claimedÂ that three key action scenes, including night-time vehicle chases, will be shotÂ in Romeâs historic centre and on the famous Corso Vittorio Emanuele II thoroughfare.
Further Italian scenes will take place at the royal palace of Caserta in Campania, a huge 18th-century site constructed for the Bourbon kings of Naples, reports said.
âFor Bond fans, this is the best Christmas present â the return of James Bond and classic elements of the series with yet another classic title coined by Ian Fleming,â said Ajay Chowdhury of the James Bond International Fan Club. âThis announcement is like opening the first window of a Bond advent calendar. Further windows will be: who will sing the song, the first trailers, the premiere. The only thing better than this news would be Santa driving an Aston Martin sleigh.â
The new movie, which is scheduled to hitÂ UK cinemas on 23 October and in the US on 6 November 2015, arrives with the spy saga at an all-time high in terms of critical cachet and box office clout.
By the way, Mendesâs Skyfall took more than $1.1bn (ÂŁ700m) worldwide in 2012 and is Britainâs highest-grossing film, with receipts of more than ÂŁ100m.
Announcing the production, Sony said of the plot: âA cryptic message from Bondâs past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre.â
But who cares about the cast when thereâs a sweet new Aston Martin coming, too?
Meet the next Bond car: An Aston Martin DB10. Us peons who lack a license to kill wonât actually be able to buy one â Aston built the DB10 specifically for Spectre, and itâs only building 10 of them,Â according to Jalopnik.