The 24th official James Bond movie will be titled “Spectre,” director Sam Mendes announced at a press conference at Pinewood Studios in England on Thursday. Daniel Craig will play James Bond for the fourth time in the franchise, and the film is scheduled to release on Nov. 6, 2015.
The movie will reportedly star “Inglorious Basterds” star Christoph Waltz; “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Dave Bautista; and Andrew Scott, who plays Moriarty in the BBC series “Sherlock.” Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear and Naomie Harris will reprise their "Skyfall" roles in the new film. Italian actress Monica Bellucci and France's Lea Seydoux will reportedly play the new Bond girls.
"Those of you have some knowledge of the Bond franchise and the legend of Bond will probably have some idea of what that refers to, but I couldn't possibly comment," Mendes reportedly said about the title.
“Spectre” stands for Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion, which was the name of the international crime organization headed by Ernst Stavro Blofeld in earlier Bond movies. Waltz was previously rumored to play the role of Blofeld, but it was announced Thursday that he would play Oberhauser -- Bond's skiing instructor.
Mendes also reportedly unveiled the Aston Martin DB10, which Bond will be driving in the new film.
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“Spectre” will be shot across various locations including London, Mexico City, Rome and Morocco. It was not revealed who will be singing the main song of the new film. Adele sang the title track of the last Bond film, “Skyfall,” which released in 2012.
The film studio reportedly revealed the plot of the film that will see "a cryptic message from Bond's past send him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization.
"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."